The Solicitors Regulation Authority require us to comply with certain regulations concerning information provided to potential clients who wish to be represented in certain motoring/driving matters.
The Transparency Rules relate to cases that can only be tried in the Magistrates Court which are dealt with in one hearing. These are summary only driving offences under Part I of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and section 89 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
If you case is not one covered by these regulations and you do not qualify for legal aid we will discuss with you and put into writing a written estimate of our fees.
In any case where a defendant enters a guilty plea for a summary, the amount of work is significantly reduced. We therefore charge a fixed of to £700 + Vat to deal with the entire case through to conclusion.
Services included with this option include:
- 2 hours attendance/preparation:
- considering evidence
- taking your instructions
- providing advice on likely sentence
- Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court
This fee does not include:
- instruction of any expert witnesses
- taking statements from any witnesses
- advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
- advice or assistance in relation to any appeal
- Disbursements such as mileage, parking, and the use of public transport
The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty
plea and have a date for your hearing.
- Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
- We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
- Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional
- We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of
your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
- We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if
necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.
- We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends
on the court listing for that day.
- We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We
anticipate being at court for half a day.
- We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry
an additional cost.