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Motoring Offences

We represent clients from the very outset of a criminal investigation, at the police station stage right to the very end, namely the trial stage. It is usually at the police station when a case is at its most vulnerable stage; where mistakes or errors of judgment could be made which in turn could result in unfavourable outcomes for those under investigation.

The department has a reputation for excellent results and outstanding client care. Our team can provide assistance on an emergency basis, ensuring that you have professional and expert representation from the investigation stage through to trial. The team includes expert Solicitor Advocates who have the experience and knowledge to protect your interests from the outset.

Our Motoring Offences team is regularly instructed in the following matters:

  • Dangerous driving.
  • Driving under the influence of drink or drugs.
  • Ignoring Traffic Lights.
  • Driving using a mobile phone.
  • Driving without due care and attention (careless driving).
  • Causing death by dangerous/careless driving.
  • Driving without a driving licence or insurance.
  • Driving while disqualified.
  • Causing serious injury by driving dangerously.
  • Failure to provide a specimen.
  • Speeding offences.
  • Failing to furnish/provide Information to identify the driver of a vehicle.
  • This is not an exhaustive list.


  • Initial meeting to take your instructions, understand the allegations against you, the facts of your case and establish your requirements and objectives.
  • Advise you by giving a clear explanation of the issues involved and the options available to you including the strengths and weaknesses of your case, possible defences and likely sentences.
  • Agree with you the next steps to be taken in your matter.
  • Obtaining disclosure of relevant case material.
  • Perusal and drafting of documents.
  • Further meetings as required to prepare you for any hearings including, explaining court procedure.
  • Attendance and representation at court.
  • Review of your hearing outcome with you.

FIXED FEE OPTION (Disbursements not included)

  • Summary motoring offenses Start from £700 + VAT = £840 to £1000 + VAT = £1200

HOURLY RATE OPTION (Disbursements not included)

  • Directors and Senior Solicitors: £270 + VAT = £324
  • Solicitors (Over 3 years) £200 + VAT = £240
  • Solicitors (0-3 years) £180 + VAT = £216
  • Caseworkers/Trainee solicitors £120 + VAT = £144


  • Experts: from £100 + VAT = £120 to £800 + VAT = £960
  • Counsel: from £350 + VAT = £420 to £1200 + VAT = £1440


  • Magistrates court Guilty plea: 1 to 2 months.
  • Magistrates court Not Guilty plea: 4 to 8 months.
  • Crown Court Guilty plea: 1 to 3 months.
  • Crown Court Not Guilty plea: 10 to 18 months.


  • Supervision by a Head of Department.
  • Work conducted by a Senior Solicitor.
  • Assisted by Solicitors.
  • Supported by Trainee Solicitors/Paralegal Caseworkers.