Fees and Costs

The Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) require firms offering road traffic defence services to publish their charges. We offer competitive charges and are content to comply with those rules and will set them out.

Our charges for work undertaken in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside are:

Initial 30 minutes telephone or in person advice

Free

Early Intervention / Investigation – before interview or committee hearing

£180.00

Attendance and an interview under caution with a local authority

£240.00

Preparation for and representation at a licensing committee hearing 

£360.00

Preparing, submitting and representation at a magistrates’ courts appeal

£1,200.00

Preparing, submitting and representation at a Crown Court appeal

£1,200.00

The above fees are inclusive of VAT but do not include the court’s fees which will be charged at cost where appropriate. Fixed fees are limited to attendance at a mention and fix hearing and an appeal which does not last more that one day. Where additional hearings are held these will be charged at £600.00 per hearing.

For hearing outside Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside travel or agency charges will be applied.

Council Led Cases

We aim to provide you with cost effective representation – keeping out costs low whilst making sure your case is properly prepared.

We offer you the choice of fixed fee schemes or paying us for the work we do at an hourly rate (in which case we will require an upfront deposit).

Our fixed fees for Council led cases are:

Initial 30 minutes telephone or in person advice in our office

Free

Early Intervention / Investigation – before interview or committee hearing

£180.00

Attendance and an interview under caution with a local authority

£240.00

Preparation for and representation at a licensing committee hearing 

£360.00

Preparing, submitting and representation at a magistrates’ courts appeal

£1,200.00

Preparing, submitting and representation at a Crown Court appeal

£1,200.00

Police Led Investigations

Where an appeal is made to a magistrates’ court the court charges a fee which we will pass on to you at costs or help you seek remission of the fee where you are financially entitled to remission.

Our fixed fees for police led investigations and prosecutions are:

Initial 30 minutes telephone or in person advice in our office

Free

Early Intervention / Investigation – before interview or between interview and charge

£180.00

Attendance and an interview under caution.

£240.00

Preparing and submitting a written guilty plea. 

£360.00

Attending at a guilty plea hearing before a magistrates’ court

£600.00

Preparing, and undertaking a special reasons or exceptional hardship hearing to prevent the loss of your DVLA licence

£1,200.00

Preparing for and representing you at a magistrates’ court trial lasting no more than one day with one plea or mention and fix herring

£1,800.00

Additional hearings in a magistrates court

£600.00

Where ever possible we will attempt to recover your costs if you acquitted or if your case is adjourned because of prosecution inefficiency, but you may not recover all of your costs.

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