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Fees for Motoring Offences

Our specialist team of Solicitors give expert legal advice on Fees for Motoring Offences in Oldham and Manchester. Contact today us for more details

Generally, Legal Aid is not available for motoring offences. There are exceptions to this, particularly in relation to more serious allegations including Dangerous Driving, Driving with Excess Alcohol (where the alcohol reading is very high) and other similar charges. Where Legal Aid is available for your case, we will advise you and assist you in making an application.

In all other cases, we will be pleased to represent you on a privately funded basis, and we have provided below information about our costs in relation to appearances before Tameside, Manchester, Stockport and Bolton Magistrates’ Courts.   We will happily represent you at other Courts too, although our fees will be higher, to reflect the additional travelling time.

Our fees, set out below, will include taking your instructions, preparing your case and presenting your case at Court on your behalf.  These fees are all-inclusive of VAT at 20%.

 


 

Guilty plea at Court, concluded in a single hearing   £420 inc VAT
Guilty plea at Court, where there are two hearings     £600 inc VAT
Application for Exceptional Hardship    £600 inc VAT


The fees for the hearings listed above 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 (except where stated)

The 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

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.

The stages are as follows:

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • We will arrange the taking of witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost of £200 per hour plus VAT).
  • We will explain the court procedure to you delete 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 up to 3 hours.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

 


 

Not guilty plea, with a trial lasting up to half a day   £1,440 inc VAT
Not guilty plea, with a trial that lasts up to a full day   £2,400 inc VAT
Application for Exceptional Hardship   £600 inc VAT
Application for Special Reasons, lasting up to half a day   £1,440 inc VAT
Applications for Special Reasons, lasting up to a full day   £2,400 inc VAT


The fee for the hearings listed above include:

  • 5 hours attendance/preparation:
    • considering evidence
    • taking your instructions
    • providing advice on likely sentence
  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court

The fee does not include:

  • instruction of any expert witnesses
  • taking statements from any witnesses
  • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing (except where stated)
  • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a not guilty plea or have advised the Court that you wish to put forward Special Reasons or Exceptional Hardship and have a date for your hearing.

The stages are as follows:

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • We will arrange the taking of any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost, of £200 per hour plus VAT).
  • We will explain the court procedure to you delete 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, except where specifically stated otherwise.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

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