SRA Transparency Regulations

Since December 2018, the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) have required all Solicitors to publish details of their fees for certain areas of law. Motoring or Road Traffic Offences being one of the areas.

Your case will be managed under the control of Carl Codd, who has over 16 years of experience. We aim to achieve the best available outcome for you.

The Offences we cover include (but not limited to):

  • Speeding and Failing to Provide Driver Information
  • Drink and Drug Driving or Failure to Provide a Specimen
  • Driving without Insurance
  • Careless and Dangerous Driving
  • Failure to Stop at the scene of, or, to Report an accident.
We also cover:
  • Applications for Exceptional Hardship (Application to avoid a disqualification for accruing 12 or more penalty points within 3 years)
  • Special Reasons Hearing (Application to avoid a disqualification or points due to the circumstances of the case)
  • Applications relating to the New Driver Provisions
Prices
Initial Consultation (in person or over telephone) prior to instruction FREE
Letter of Mitigation From £120.00 (Inc VAT)
Written Representation to Prosecution From £240.00 (Inc VAT)
Representation at Magistrates Court – Guilty Plea From £360.00 (Inc VAT)
Representation at Magistrates Court – Exceptional Hardship Application From £420.00 (Inc VAT)
Representation at Magistrates Court – New Driver Provisions From £360.00 (Inc VAT)
Trials (inc Special Reasons Hearing) at Magistrates Court From £720.00 (Inc VAT)
   
Representation at Crown Court From £360.00 (Inc VAT)
   
Appeal to Crown Court – Appeal against Conviction From £720.00 (Inc VAT)
Appeal to Crown Court – Appeal against Sentence From £360.00 (Inc VAT)
   
Application for Early Removal of Disqualification From £480.00 (Inc VAT)
   
The exact cost of your case will depend upon a number of factors, such as the location of the hearing(s), the number of witnesses and whether any expert evidence is required. Please note that the fees stated above are inclusive of VAT and are based on cases heard before Hull Magistrates Court, Beverley Magistrates Court or Kingston Upon Hull Crown Court. The above fees do not include disbursements such as Court Fees and Expert Fees. Should any disbursements be applicable to your case, we will advise you of the likely cost prior to the expense being incurred.
Time Scales
How long a case will take is often a concern to our clients. Each case is individual and thus there is no hard and fast rule. Such factors as how your case starts and your plea can affect the length of the case. If you are “charged” by the Police you will normally appear in Court within 2 – 4 weeks (although with some Courts the period is longer). If you plead guilty and the case can be dealt with by the Magistrates Court, it is likely that you will be sentenced on that occasion and your case concluded. If you plead Not Guilty, then your case will be adjourned for a Trial to take place in approximately  8 – 12 weeks. If however, your case starts by way of a summons, you could be waiting some time to receive the summons and then several weeks thereafter for the Court date. Many road traffic offences are now dealt with under the Single Justice Procedure, which does not involve your appearance in Court (unless requested). Again there can be lengthy delays in your case being dealt with.
If you have any questions regarding our fees or want to discuss how we can help you, please contact us.