Motoring Offences Pricing

Motoring Offences Pricing

Our fees, set out below, will include taking your instructions, preparing your case and presenting your case at Court on your behalf.   These fees are all exclusive of VAT. VAT is currently 20%. So an example is if the fees are £500 the VAT amount will be an additional £100 to a total of £600. These works are conducted by a solicitor of the firm with experience of over three years in criminal law who will be supervised by Mr T Walsh, Managing Director with over 10 years PQE. Mr Walsh has experience dealing with a variety of criminal matters including motoring offences. Along with dealing with matters in the Magistrates, he has also experience of dealing with matters at the Crown Court and the Old Bailey.

It is very difficult to predict a timescale at the outset as it is down to Court availability which is beyond the solicitor’s control. As a rough guide with an early guilty plea at first occasion in magistrates court, it is highly likely the matter will be dealt with on the day. This may not always be possible if the Court require a report to finalise the matter. In these circumstances, the matter will be adjourned for approximately 8 to 12 weeks in order for this to take place. Should you not enter an early guilty plea at first occasion then your matter will be listed for trial. The trial should occur within 3-6 months.

These fees include a consultation and reviewing the evidence with a solicitor and attendance in Court. VAT is in addition.

Guilty Plea at Court with single hearing £500 plus VAT
Guilty Plea at Court with two hearings £750 plus VAT
Not Guilty ½ day trial £1500 plus VAT
Not Guilty with 1 day trial £2500 plus VAT
Exceptional Hardship £500 plus VAT
Special Reasons ½ day £1500 plus VAT
Special Reasons 1 day £2500 plus VAT


It is not anticipated that any disbursements are required if entering an early guilty plea. However, should you enter a not-guilty plea and rely upon a defence requiring expert evidence these fees will be in addition to our fees.

The main likely disbursement for a summary motoring offence is likely to be raised on excess alcohol when post-consumption is raised as an issue of defence.

Drink drive post-consumption reports are sometimes required. This is an external cost and will usually attract VAT.  These likely costs are approximately £400 plus VAT. Please note that this is an estimate only.

Barrister fees. This additional cost is optional as solicitors have the right of audience in the Magistrates Court and can deal with these issues. These fees can vary due to the Barrister’s experience and the complexity of the matter. The fees above do not include Barrister’s fee but if you wish to instruct a Barrister, we will obtain a quote for you. The Barristers fee can range from £750 plus VAT to £7,500 plus VAT for a one-day hearing depending on the complexity and the experience of the Barrister.

Our accreditations

Solicitors Regulation Authority
Conveyancing Quality
Criminal Litigation