Cost Transparency Information

Legal fees for motoring offences

Services included and Key Stages

Stage 1

This is the starting point where we check that you are being prosecuted fairly. There is strict guidance on the way that authorities detect and prosecute defendants. This stage includes:

  • Meeting with the solicitor to provide instructions on what happened; and
  • Consideration of initial disclosure and all evidence and advice in relation to the plea and likely sentence.

Stage 2

  • Assistance in preparation of documents and further preparation of defence evidence / mitigation; and
  • Explanation of the court procedure so that you know what to expect on the day of the hearing and sentencing options available to the court.

Stage 3

  • Further preparatory work, obtain further instructions if necessary and answer any follow up queries; and then
  • Representation at court for a guilty plea to include exceptional hardship.

Stage 4

  • Full preparation and representation at trial / special reasons hearing.




On all fixed fee costs below VAT is charged at the prevailing rate (20%)

StageFee Timescale
Stage 1Minimum of 1 hour charged at £310.00 + VAT (potentially up to 3 hours)1 Month
Stage 1-2£310.00 – £1000.00 + VAT2 Months
Stage 1-3£1000.00 – £2000.00 + VAT1-6 Months
Stage 1-4£2000.00 – £4,000.00 + VAT1-12 Months


Costs not included in the fees:

  • Instruction of any expert witnesses;
  • Taking statements from any witnesses;
  • Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing; and
  • Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal.

The costs listed above are expected but there are factors that could affect the cost of a case and in some cases increase it. They are:

  • Location of the court which would impact on the travel time charged;
  • Complexity of the case;
  • Length of proceedings; and
  • Disbursements which are payments such as expert fees; mileage and parking; and payments to third parties and barristers fees estimated between £100 – £500 + VAT



How long will the matter take?

Matters can take up to 6 months depending on when the instruction is taken and how straightforward the case is.