Motoring Defence 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.
Free Initial Telephone Discussion
This Initial Telephone Discussion is free. The call helps us to assess your case and we’ll let you know if it’s a case that we will be able to help you with. The discussion usually lasts around 20 minutes. Please feel free to call us on 0333 009 6275 or e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Our Fixed Fees
As we work on Motoring Law cases all over the country, there are sometimes additional costs involved. We will advise you of any additional charges incurred in travelling to a court which is more than 1 hour away from our offices. This cost would typically be charged at £100 per hour.
Initial Advice – £300 + VAT
Our initial advice includes: receiving your papers, considering your case and advising you either by telephone or in one of our offices. This will include initial advice on possible defences and a likely sentence, if pleading guilty. Includes our conference time of 30 minutes.
Written Guilty Plea – £500 + VAT
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 + VAT
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 + VAT
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 + VAT
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 + VAT
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.