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Please note our fees are subject to VAT, this tax is set by the UK government and is currently 20%.
We cannot emphasise enough the complexity and differences in what is required in a motoring offence case, in the first instance please contact us on 0191 243 8148 and we can outline the fee options available for your case.
We will attempt to provide you with a fixed fee for advice or court representation by specialist solicitors. Please contact us to discuss pricing options; your fee will depend on a number of variables including:
Most clients opt to work on a fixed fee basis. The fee depends on the variables listed above; we have several packages available for you to choose from and will be able to provide fee options once we have the details of your case.
|Charge||Average fixed fee range +VAT (guilty plea only)|
|Fail to identify driver||£300-500|
|Using a mobile phone while driving||£300-500|
Our fees may be higher if your case is out of our area, urgent or you require exclusivity on the day of your hearing.
Our fees include the following key stages (guilty plea only):
The fixed fees above exclude (guilty plea only):
Bespoke Fixed Fee
If you wish to plead not guilty, exceptional hardship or special reasons, we will provide a bespoke fixed fee depending on the above variables and the amount of work required. Prices start from £800 + VAT. We will agree with you in advance what is to be included in your bespoke fixed fee.
Our estimate for a half day trial for the above types of motoring offence, based on 6-8 hours of work including taking your full instructions, preparation of your case and representation at court would be £1200-£1900 + VAT
The majority of our work is carried out under fixed fees. However, if you wish work to be undertaken on an hourly rate basis, our hourly rates are:
Partner £275 + VAT
Senior specialist solicitor £250 + VAT
Specialist solicitor £ 210 + VAT
Paralegal £150 + VAT
The number of hours it will take to deal with your case can vary greatly; we will provide an estimate of hours once we have the details of your case, on average cases can take 10-20 hours. This will normally include time undertaken representing you at court, taking instructions from you and preparing your case. Travelling and waiting are charged at half the hourly rate.
Any expert witnesses will be asked to provide a quote of their costs in advance. Mileage will be charged at 45p per mile.
David Gray Solicitors LLP has a Crime Legal Aid contract. If you are on low income please advise us and we will carry out a legal aid assessment. Please note for some road traffic offences, legal aid may be refused regardless of your income if there are no complexities.
Motoring work will be undertaken by our motoring team displayed below, all team members are supervised by Brian Hegarty.
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