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Typical Legal Fees

Fixed Fees – Transparent Pricing

We are Fixed Fee Motoring Solicitors.

We ask that our clients pay in advance, and in return, they get a better deal.

On rare occasions, we cannot offer a fixed fee.  If this applies to your case, we will explain why and give you an estimate.

We don’t work for free, but we believe you’ll find our fixed fees are extremely reasonable; Sometimes around half those of other privately funded specialist solicitors. We give our clients real value for money and you’ll see from our reviews that our clients agree.

There will be no compromise in the quality of advice you receive. We achieve our lower fees by reducing our overheads.

We’ve done our best to offer you the best value for money whilst delivering quality legal services.

Below is a list of our typical fees exclusive of VAT at 20%.

Certain factors may increase the fees, for example, if the court hearing is more than 30 miles from Nottingham or if the case is especially complex. The fees do not include any third party costs such as expert’s fees. We will advise you at an early stage if these are likely to apply.

Unless specifically stated, the fees below apply to Magistrates Court hearings and not Crown Court hearings.

Initial Phone Consultation

Bespoke advice
£300-400 + VAT
  • Specific advice on plea from a specialist motoring solicitor
  • Request for prosecution papers & paperwork checking
  • Entering your plea with the court
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  •   Face-to-face consultations which can be arranged but will attract an additional fee
  •   Mitigation
  • Court representation

Police Station Representation

Interview under Caution
£600 - 900 + VAT
  • Arranging or rearranging the interview date or location if required
  • Attendance at the police station for consultation
  • Consideration of police disclosure
  • Advising you on whether to answer questions or maintain your right to silence in interview
  • Representation during the interview to ensure the police do not exceed their powers
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • A separate consultation (although this can be arranged for an additional fee)

Representations

To the Prosecution
£100-200 + VAT
  • Specific advice from a specialist motoring solicitor
  • Written representations about why the case should be discontinued or a lesser charge substituted
  • Corresponding with the prosecution and court
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Mitigation
  • Court representation

Written Mitigation

To the Court
£100-200 + VAT
  • Specific advice from a specialist motoring solicitor.
  • Entering your plea with the court
  • Written mitigation to try and reduce your penalty
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Personal court representation

Guilty Plea

Court Representation
£500 - 700 + VAT
  • Personal representation from a specialist motoring solicitor or barrister at court.
  • Entering your plea with the court
  • Mitigation to keep your penalty to a minimum
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Special Reasons or Exceptional Hardship

Exceptional Hardship

Court Representation
£900 - 1300 + VAT
  • Personal representation by a specialist motoring solicitor or barrister to try to avoid a ban
  • Preparation and review of supporting documents.
  • Mitigation
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Trials

Special Reasons

Court Representation
£1000 - 1500 + VAT
  • Personal representation by a specialist motoring solicitor or barrister
  • Preparation and review of supporting documents, gathering of evidence.
  • Mitigation to try to avoid a ban
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Trials

Not Guilty Plea

Court Representation
£500 - 700 + VAT
  • Personal representation from a specialist motoring solicitor or barrister at court.
  • Entering your plea with the court
  • Case management hearings or adjournment requests
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • The trial itself
  • Special Reasons or Exceptional Hardship

Trials - Half Day

Representation at a Trial
£1000 - 1500 + VAT
  • Personal representation by a specialist motoring solicitor or barrister at trial
  • Preparation and review of supporting documents
  • Gathering of evidence such as the taking of witness statements
  • Mitigation if appropriate
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Trials lasting longer than half a day

Trials - One Day

Representation at a Trial
£1500 - 2500 + VAT
  • Personal representation by a specialist motoring solicitor or barrister at trial
  • Preparation and review of supporting documents
  • Gathering of evidence such as the taking of witness statements
  • Mitigation if appropriate
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Trials lasting longer than a day

Appeals Against Sentence/Conviction

Lodging an Appeal
£200 - 250 VAT
  • Lodging a Notice of Appeal
  • Preparation and review of supporting documents
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Representation at court hearings

Your case will be conducted or overseen at all times by Lucy Whitaker, Director and specialist motoring offence solicitor with 15 years experience.

Lucy qualified in 2009 after working after 8 months finishing her training in another well known driving offence firm. In late 2014, she set up Pragma Law.

You can read more about the team and who will be dealing with your case on our About page.

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