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Solicitors Fees For Motoring Offences At A Magistrates Court

Our solicitors conduct a full range of motoring offence representation and can support you from the first notice from the police to the Court proceedings.

Our pricing structure will be set out at the outset of any matter.


  • Director assisted by Solicitor
  • Solicitor/Director assisted by a paralegal

For matters where a guilty plea will be entered our fees are from £400+VAT.


We will tell you our hourly rate and provide an estimate of the amount of time which we consider will be required either to complete the legal work required or in respect of stages of the matter depending on complexity.

We are transparent in respect of our charges and will update you frequently on the costs of the matter.

Director From £350.00 per hour
Senior Solicitor / Law Society Panel Member From £280.00 per hour
Assistant Solicitor From £240.00 per hour


  • Meeting with a designated Solicitor to provide instructions on the facts of the case
  • Considering initial disclosure, and any other evidence, and providing advice
  • Explaining the court procedure so that the client knows what to expect on the day of the hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court
  • Conducting any further preparatory work, obtaining further instructions from you if necessary, and answering any follow up queries
  • Attending court on the day and meeting with the client before going before the court (although we cannot provide a timescale of when the hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day)
  • Discussing the outcome with the client. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost


  • any trial and preparation for trial
  • instruction of any expert witnesses
  • taking statements from any witnesses
  • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
  • advice and assistance in relation to an exceptional hardship hearing
  • any additional hearings
  • any travel time and disbursements in attending court (eg travel, accommodation)
  • advice and / or assistance in relation to any potential appeal

Any services which are not included in our fixed fee will be charged at our hourly rate which ranges from £240 to £350 per hour and we will discuss this with you should it become necessary.

Our motoring team covers all Courts across England, and therefore travel time may be included at an hourly rate or negotiated inclusively (subject to court location). This decision will be communicated with the client at presentation of the case circumstances.


Disbursements are charges payable in addition to our fees, normally to a third party. They can include fees payable to the Court, Barristers and other experts such as medical experts who may be required to provide evidence in your case.

The amount charged for the disbursements depends upon a number of variables as well as the expert attendance at Court if applicable. Barristers fees are from £500.00 plus VAT depending on the type and complexity of the hearing.

Experts costs can be from £1,200.00 plus VAT depending on the type and complexity of the case.

All additional costs / disbursements where applicable will be discussed with you in advance of instruction.


Our fees and some disbursements are subject to VAT at 20%.

For further information please contact our motoring team