Private Fees For Motoring Offences
In general Legal Aid is not available for minor motoring offences. We therefore provide some guidance and overview of our fee structure for when you instruct us on matters before the Magistrates Court and Crown Court where we are not able to apply for Legal Aid on your behalf.
Although it is difficult to classify each individual case, as all cases are based on their individual circumstances. We will always keep you advised of any additional costs that are likely to be incurred. As a guidance our fee structure is based as follows:
1. First Hearing/Single Hearing at the Magistrates Court within local travelling distance of our offices.( 40 mile radius)
This will include Guilty Pleas and cases that are further adjourned for subsequent hearings.
£350 + VAT
2. Cases listed for Trial at the Magistrates Court within local travelling distance to our offices.
( 40 mile radius)
Half Day listing – £600 – £ 1000 + VAT
Full Day Listing – £1000 – £1500 +VAT
3. Cases listed for Exceptional Hardship applications and Special Reasons applications.
Within Local travelling distance of our offices. (40 mile radius).
£600 – £850 +VAT
4. Cases listed before the Crown Court including Appeals. Within Local travelling distance of our offices. (40 mile radius).
£1000 – £2000 + VAT
Please not these fees will be adjusted accordingly if an Expert witness is instructed and if travelling exceeds the local mileage referred to above.
In all cases we would ask you to contact our offices so that we are able to offer you a totally free consultation for 30 minutes and can advise you on the best course to pursue in relation to your case.
Your email and contact number are both required to ensure we can respond to your enquiry as a matter of urgency.
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West Midlands Office
15-18 New Road
t: 01902 368568
f: 01902 368567
1 Cemetery Road
t: 01782 414031
f: 01782 844456
West Midlands Solicitors are Law Society Criminal Litigation Accredited, a member of The Criminal Defence Service and also Lexcel Law Society Accredited. This Firm is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA No. 661568.
Registered office: Graphic House, 15-18 New Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 2BG.