Motoring Offences Fees

We offer fixed fees which can be found by visiting www.dartonmotoringlaw.co.uk.   However, if one of these fixed fees doesn’t meet your requirements, we can assist you on an hourly rate basis.  The total cost will depend on several factors including the length, complexity and which Court is hearing your case.

HOURLY RATES

This is a guide to our hourly rate.  We will always try and provide you with a detailed quotation:

        Solicitor with 8 or more years of Post Qualified Experience (PQE) – £250 to £300 +VAT

        Solicitor with 4 to 7 years PQE – £200 +VAT

        Solicitor with less than 4 years PQE – £175 +VAT

        Trainee or Paralegal – £125 +VAT

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Our hourly fees are charged in the following circumstances

        Attendance and Preparation of

  • Reviewing and considering evidence
  • Taking your detailed instructions
  • Advising you on the strengths and weaknesses of your case and likely sentence.

        Attendance and representation at a hearing in the Magistrates Court

        Taking statements from any witnesses

        Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing

        Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Our hourly fees do not include additional costs for:

        Expert witness fees (including medical reports, alcohol back calculation reports etc)

        Additional disbursement costs including travel expenses

KEY STAGES OF YOUR CASE

The key stages of your case are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.

        Consultation with your solicitor to provide instructions.

        Consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence.  Advise you regarding the same.

        Arranging to take any witness statements, if necessary

        Explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect and the sentencing options available to the court.

        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. The time spent at court will depend on your case.

        We will discuss the outcome with you.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

This will depend on your plea and which Court is hearing your case. 

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