DRIVING OFFENCES

MYM SOLICITORS IN SLOUGH

 Motoring Offences:

If you are to be disqualified due to any driving offence please contact us.

We can agree to charge fixed fees but can also agree to work on an hourly rate basis; we are able to provide average costs that you can incur during your matter. Below is an estimate of costs as a guide only, but we can give an accurate cost assessment once we have full details of your matter: -

 

Speeding Offences ( Guilty Plea)

• For written representation on a speeding offence, defence costs are between £250.00 and £500.00 excluding VAT.
• Representation for a guilty plea in Court will cost between £600.00 and £1200.00 excluding VAT.

Exceptional Hardship / Totting up Penalty Points (Guilty Plea)

• Representation costs are between £500.00 - £1000.00 excluding VAT.

 

Drink Driving / Drug Driving / Failing to Provide a Specimen

• Guilty Plea – £250.00 – £500.00 excluding VAT.
• Guilty Plea and Special Reasons - £750.00 – £1500.00 excluding VAT.
• Not Guilty Plea and trial – £1000.00 - £2500.00 excluding VAT.

What do these prices include?

Not Guilty Plea estimates based on first hearing and maximum one day trial

Estimates do not include additional disbursements such as travel costs and expert report fees (as mentioned above)

Any costs caused by adjournment,

Preparation or advice in respect of interim hearings,

Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal,

Work-related to any further case management hearings or pre-trial review,

Any interim applications to the court,

Any additional instructions from you or changes to instructions from you,

Any work caused by the delayed provision of information or instructions from you,

Any issues caused or raised by disclosure, the evidence or CPS correspondence.

Guilty Plea prices include:


• Initial meeting to ascertain the facts of your case and take instructions.
• Any necessary correspondence and contact with your lawyer.
• Reviewing evidence necessary to your particular case
• Advice regarding the case, the Court process (if necessary) and what to expect
• Meeting at court prior to the hearing
• Representation in a Court hearing
• Any necessary advice & assistance post-hearing

How long will it take?

For guilty plea cases, this will depend on the court date for the final hearing. For not guilty pleas the average timespan is 3- 6 months.

Each case is individual and we can give you an indication of this during an initial consultation.

Who will carry out the work?

 

  • Director assisted by Solicitor

  • Solicitor/Director assisted by a Trainee Solicitors or a Paralegal

The cases are handled by Director Jovanda Guri who enjoys greatly assisting clients. She is assisted by Paralegals.

All work is supervised by a senior Director, who retains ultimate responsibility and conduct of matters

 

Hourly Rates:

 

  • Senior Director (4+ years) - £220 - £290 plus VAT

  • Director or Solicitor (2+ years) - £170 - £240 plus VAT

  • Paralegals/Trainee Solicitor - £130 plus VAT

Disbursements:

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Barrister fees, Expert or a translator. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.


Some other examples of disbursements are (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Barrister or Counsel fees to obtain a legal opinion and or to represent the hearing.

  • Interpreters fees. Where applicable. A quotation can be provided upon request. The costs will depend upon the

  • Often clients will bring a friend or another community figure to come and help interpret. Firms should make it clear that clients do not always have to use an interpreter of the firm’s choosing.

  • Independent expert reports e.g. medical experts. These are not required in many cases: we will let you know as soon as possible if we consider an expert report is necessary.

Value Added Tax (VAT):

Our costs are subject to VAT. Where an expert is registered for VAT purposes their fee would be subject to VAT. VAT amount at present is 20% of the quoted fee.

Expenses:

 

Our clients are responsible for expenses to be incurred on their matter.  These expenses are separate from our own costs and are payable in addition. Depending upon the nature of your matter we will explain to you what those expenses are.

 

All our fees and Disbursements are exclusive of VAT of 20%. We do not have any prior knowledge if the disbursements charged by a third party i.e. experts or Counsel/ Barristers will attract any Vat and can only confirm upon instructions at each stage.