CRIME FEES IN RELATIONS TO SUMMARY ONLY MOTORING OFFENCES UNDER PART I OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1988 AND S89 OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
1. INITIAL CONSULTATION
£100 plus VAT (£120)
Length – usually one hour but could take longer depending on the complexity of the matter.
- Understanding your legal matter
- Provide us a complete history
- Advice on strength and weakness of your matter
- Advice on potential solutions and the way forward
- Length of time needed to undertake work
- List of documentation that we require from you
2. CONSULTATION PLUS DETAILED ADVICE LETTER
£200 plus VAT (£240)
3. CRIME MATTER FEE RANGE
£300 – £2500 (excluding VAT and disbursements) depending on the complexity of the matter
A personalised quote will be provided once we have a clear understanding of your individual issues.
The fee will depend on the complexity of the case, the person dealing with it and the urgency of the matter.
This fee will be discussed with you at the initial appointment and is exclusive of VAT, any application fees, disbursements and other expenses.
Disbursement and expenses:
These are expenses which are incurred and do not form part of our own legal costs. These include Counsel’s fees, fees for medical or other experts in preparing reports and carrying out your instructions, Court issue fees, lodging appeals on conviction or sentencing.
This list is not exhaustive but is intended to provide you with an idea of the range of expenses, in addition to solicitors’ costs, that can be incurred in dealing with your case. Photocopying charges and the costs of fax transmissions which form part of our overheads are normally included within the service at the expense rate quoted. However, we reserve the right to charge for these separately in the event that the amount of photocopying and the use of fax transmissions or other technology reasonably require this.
Details of such expenses which you are likely to have to pay, when they are likely to become due and an estimate of these costs will be given to you by the person in charge of your case as soon as possible.
If your instructions mean we have to work outside normal office hours, we reserve the right to increase the level of the hourly rate/s. You will be notified in writing of any increased rate.
The rates maybe higher if for example the matter becomes more complex than expected in which event we will notify you.