Price Guide
for Motoring Offences

We are able to advise clients in respect of a number of motoring offences to include, drink drive, speeding, traffic light offences, driving endorsements, dangerous & careless driving, driving without insurance &  failure to stop or report an accident. Other regulatory offences will be considered on a case by case basis. Please note we only act for clients who have been charged with a summary offence.

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We work with Counsel who will represent you at any court hearings and this disbursement is typically in the region of £750 plus VAT.

Counsel’s fee is dependent on the offence you are charged with and the level of complexity involved. Therefore the amount of time spent on each case is different.

Drink driving or Speeding Offence

For the average speeding offence or drink drive offence we would anticipate a fee of £1000 plus VAT.

This includes:

  • all telephone calls and correspondence with the court, counsel and you.
  • all costs associated with obtaining evidence, providing you with preliminary advice
  • the drafting of witness statement and all administrative work up to the date of a hearing.
  • it will also include the preparation of a brief to Counsel, so that you are represented at any hearing.

Counsel’s fees are typically £750 plus VAT but again this cost is subject to the offence and the level of complexity involved.

Legal costs for each of the following motoring offences – drink drive, speeding, traffic light offences, driving endorsements, dangerous & careless driving, driving without insurance & failure to stop or report an accident will be circa.£1,000 plus VAT plus Counsel’s fees of £750 plus VAT.

Other regulatory offences e.g. breach of HGV operators’ licence, can be more complex and often incur legal costs circa £1,000-£3,000 plus VAT. Counsel fees are typically £5000 plus VAT in such cases.

The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary
  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
  • We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow-up queries you have.
  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
  • We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for half a day.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost

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Cameron KinrossPrice Guide – Motoring Offences