Motoring Defence

Motoring Defence Fees

Our Fees

Our Specialist Motoring Law Team are always on hand to give advice and support to motorists who may find themselves in difficult situations, when being faced with complex motoring laws and regulations. Our expertise in the field of Motoring Law goes hand-in-hand with the care that we give our clients. Our Testimonials speak of the solid dependability that we give our clients, as we continuously strive for the very best outcome in their cases.

The Ashmans Solicitors Specialist Motoring Law Team have been handling all aspects of motoring law for many years. This fact always gives our clients the peace of mind they seek; especially as this area of law is very intricate.  Whether handled by Ashmans’ Directors or Senior Solicitors, your case will always be given our full attention and dedication. You can see details of the Ashmans Solicitors Specialist Motoring Law Team, plus the type of issues that we regularly handle on our Motoring Law pages and you can also Meet the Team.

Upon instruction, all of our clients are given direct contact details for their solicitor, who will always endeavour to get back to them as soon as possible. Although there is no legal aid available for a majority of driving offences, if you are looking to instruct our team to work on your behalf, we can work out the best finance option for you. Here we list in a clear way, our fees and the costs involved with a typical Motoring Law case. Listed are the most common types of Motoring Law case, but if you cannot see a description that meets your exact requirements, please contact us and we’ll prepare a bespoke quote for you.

Our Fixed Fees

Initial Advice – £145

Contact us and get initial advice about your case. We review the information and discuss the various options with you. As part of this, we explain the possible defences and a likely sentence if pleading guilty. Afterwards, you will have a better understanding of where you stand and the best way forward in your case. Your 1 hour consultation with an experienced motor defence solicitor either takes place over the telephone or in one of our offices.

Written Guilty Plea – £500*

Includes the above; also the management of your case and bringing it to a conclusion by submission of a written guilty plea. This will additionally include preparing a letter in mitigation and communicating with the court on your behalf.

Court Appearance: Guilty Plea – £500 – £1,000*

As above; also the cost of representing you at court on a guilty plea, [assuming only one hearing] this will include meeting you at court and dealing with your case as a priority on the day. Includes our conference time of 1 hour.

Court Appearance: Exceptional Hardship Cases – £1,000 – £2,000*

Ordinarily anyone who receives 12 or more penalty points via ‘totting up’ procedures is disqualification from driving.  However, it could be possible to avoid a disqualification by successfully arguing ‘exception hardship’ before the court. Our team of experts can provide expert representation in such cases.  This includes a conference call as required and the preparation of written submissions to court to assist your evidence, attending upon you on the day at court and presenting your case to the court. We will advise you on your rights of appeal, as necessary.

Court Hearings: Special Reasons Argument- £1,000 – £3,000*

In certain road traffic matters it can be argued that despite an individuals guilt to the offence there are ‘special reasons’ whereby the subsequent penalty can be avoided altogether or reduced.  Our team of experts can provide expert representation is such matters, which can be technical.  Our services would include initial consultations, preparatory work for the hearing and representing you at the hearing.

Court Hearing: Not Guilty Trial – £1,000 – £5,000*

We are regularly instructed to challenge cases in trial. Typically these involve costs of £3,000 + VAT and the costs of any expert’s reports. In every trial case you would be provided with a detailed costs estimate. Please note that the above fees are legal fees and exclude disbursements for expert reports and medical records. Furthermore, these fees are purely for indicative purposes and are subject to a formal consultation and assessment of your case.

*Plus VAT.

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Why Choose Us for Your Motoring Defence case?

  • We understand that you need to protect your driving licence.
  • We can offer you our help, wherever you are in England and Wales.
  • We are the first choice for professionals who need help with keeping their driving licence. We act on behalf of many other solicitors – and also doctors, teachers and vets who are facing a motoring offence. This is in addition to taxi drivers, lorry drivers and others who drive for a living.
  • We have access to experts who may be able to mitigate your motoring offence, such as speed detection experts, alcohol back-calculation experts and medical experts, too.
  • Our experienced motoring offences team has a reputation for achieving excellent results. We will put all of our collective experience behind you.
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Your Justice is Our Mission.

R-v-LF Leeds Crown Court

The defendant in this case was a qualified Certified Accountant. She was originally arrested and interviewed for conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud totalling sums going into millions of pounds.

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Operation Janitor

Operation Janitor was a large-scale VAT fraud investigated and prosecuted by SOCA. The fraud involved nearly 20 companies and abuse of the zero-rated vat reclaims system for new build properties.

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R-v-TA Leeds Crown Court

In this case the defendant along with four others was charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice arising out of an accident in which a person died following a road traffic collision.

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R-v-AA & Others Hull Court

The prosecution allege that our client along with a number of other defendants has been involved in a conspiracy to transfer criminal property being valued in tens of thousands of pounds.

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R-v-NF Bradford Crown Court

A number of defendant’s in this case were charged with conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud and money laundering in of an overall sum approaching £1m.

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"Operation Caring Today" Preston Crown Court

Ashman’s Solicitors successfully secures acquittal in a high profile fraud and money laundering case.

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R-v-MD & Others Old Bailey

The defendant along with a number of others was alleged to have murdered the deceased arising as a result of a revenge attack.

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R-v-AA & Others Huntingdon Crown Court

The Defendant, along with 4 others, was charged with entering into an arrangement to launder the proceeds of crime totalling in excess of £1 million.

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R-v-AN Bradford Crown Court

The Defendant, a Company Director, was charged with fraud by false representation amounting to over £660,000.

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R-v-CV Leeds Crown Court

The Defendant was charged with fraud by false representation in relation to his role with two companies plus a further charge of theft relating to an alleged loss to David Brown Ltd said to be over £113,000.

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R-v-SA Snaresbrook Crown Court

This was a highly publicised case involving the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The Defendant was charged with fraud by false representation.

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R-v-TC & Others Operation Aquamarine Southwark Crown Court

The Defendant was charged with conspiracy to defraud Barclays Private Client International Bank by obtaining mortgage loans to which the Crown allege they were not entitled to.

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Ashmans Solicitors were completely professional in their approach from start to finish. They kept me informed of my case throughout and I was overjoyed with the outcome and service.

Jill Buckley
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