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We offer motoring advice and representation for a fixed Fee in relation to summary only traffic offences (offences not capable of being sent to a higher court).

The fixed fee is based on our hourly rate of £180 p.h. + VAT.


This fee includes :

(1) 2 hours attendance/preparation -

Considering evidence;

Taking your instructions;

Providing advice on sentence

(2) attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court


NB. The fee does not include :

Instruction of an expert;

taking statements from witnesses;

advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing;

advice or assistance in relation to an appeal.



The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entred a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing:

1.You will meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.

2.We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.

3.We will arrange to take witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost of £180 p.h. + VAT)

4.We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.

5. We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up questions you have.

6. We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.

7. 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.

8. We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.


Note : This fee is for a hearing at our local Magistrates Court which is Colchester Magistrates Court. For hearings at Ipswich Magistrates Court or Chelmsford Magistrates Court the fee will still be £500 + VAT but there will be an additional cost for travel of £100 + VAT.

For other Magistrates Court, please request a specific quote for the extra travel costs.