motoring offences

if your driving licence is at risk we can help save it

We have a reputation for successfully representing and defending people’s driving licences in courts and police stations across the country. We are proud to say that we receive a large number of referrals and previous clients repeatedly recommend us to their friends, family and work colleagues. We also frequently receive referrals from other lawyers.

Our specialist team help clients across the country, defending and mitigating to achieve the best results in the circumstances of the case, from the more basic, but where the driver’s licence is at risk; to the more complex serious offences where a person’s liberty can be at stake. We provide clients with practical and realistic advice.

  • Totting up - facing 12 points on your licence and disqualification
  • Drink driving or driving whilst unfit through drugs
  • No insurance
  • Mobile phone offences
  • Speeding
  • Careless and dangerous driving
  • Failing to stop or report an accident
  • Driving whilst disqualified or without a valid licence
  • HGV offences
  • Traffic signs and other offences

We offer competitive prices throughout the country and fixed fees in most cases. 

We have a number of reasonably priced options including face to face meetings and representation at court, telephone advice only and Skype consultations. We also offer professionally written mitigation statements for motorists representing themselves at court.

 

our fees for motoring cases

 

Initial Advice Fixed Fee Appointment – 1 hour

Face to face appointment, video conferencing or phone consultation
Appointments with Roger Mullender, Senior Solicitor extensive experience in Motoring cases

What’s included at this price?

  • Considering evidence
  • Taking your instructions
  • Advice re plea
  • Considering special reasons arguments or exceptional hardship where applicable
  • Advice re mitigation
  • Advice re sentencing and appeal where applicable

Price £230 + VAT

Representation at a single Magistrates Court hearing

What’s included?

  • Taking full instructions
  • Preparation of case for court
  • Representation at hearing
  • Up to half a day attendance & representation

Prices:
Average £500 to £1,000 + VAT

A full day attendance & representation

Prices
Average £750 to £1200 + VAT

Factors that could increase costs

  • Complexity of case
  • Where your case is heard
  • Seniority of advocate
  • Court delays

These prices do not include

  • taking witness statements,
  • instruction of experts,
  • contested trials.

We will quote you separately on these on hearing more about your case

Standard / typical disbursements
Mileage £0.45 per mile
Train fare where applicable

Motoring trial at a Magistrates Court - 1 day

What’s included?
Our services include: -

  • taking full instructions
  • advising on evidence
  • Case preparation for court
  • Attendance & representation at hearing

Prices
Average fees are around £1,500 to £2,500 +VAT.

Factors that could increase costs

  • Complexity of case
  • Number of witnesses
  • Length of trial
  • Location of court

Key stages

  • Take your instructions and advice
  • Liaising with witnesses and taking statements
  • Case preparation for trial
  • Representation at court

Time scale average
2 months

Exceptional hardship hearing at a Magistrates Court
Prices
Average fees between £750 to £1,000 +VAT.

What’s included in this price?

  • Taking full instructions
  • Preparation for court
  • Advising on supporting evidence for hearing
  • Representation at hearing

Other factors that could increase or decrease costs

  • Nature & complexity of exceptional hardship submission

Key stages
1.Take your instructions and give you initial advice
2.Assist in the preparation of letters in mitigation
3.Attend court as your advocate

Time scale average
Up to 4 weeks

Standard / Typical Disbursements:
Mileage - £0.45 per mile
Train fares

These fee estimates do not include taking witness statements, instruction of experts and contested trials. We will quote you a fixed fee upon hearing more of your case circumstances.

Please note if you win your case you may be entitled to some or all of your legal costs returned to you through an application for costs from central funds.