Motor Law Solicitor Fees
We understand the importance of your driving licence and the significant practical and financial impact that can be incurred if it is taken away. However, we also appreciate it is important to know clearly the costs of instructing one of our expert solicitors to represent your interests.
Though each case is individual we have set out below a transparent introduction to our costs with details of our fixed fees and an overview of our general costs. Of course we understand that each case is individual and we will always give clear guidance as to our likely costs in respect of your specific requirements.
Legal Aid will always be considered and where appropriate an application for Public Funding will be made on your behalf. Where Legal Aid is not available or you would prefer to instruct our team on a private fee paying basis then our costs can be summarised as follows:
Fixed Fees (Derby, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Manchester, Stockport, Tameside)
Single Hearing (for example Guilty Plea and Sentence or Adjournment)
£350.00 + vat (£420.00 inc)
Cases involving a 2nd hearing
As above plus additional £250 + vat (£300 inc)
£1400 + vat (£1680 inc)
Please note if a successful acquittal is achieved an application for a Defence Costs Order will be made on your behalf. This will allow for the recovery of a proportion of your legal costs.
Special Reasons and Exceptional Argument Cases
£600 + vat (£720 inc)
Some motoring cases require the instruction of outside experts such as medical practitioners or forensic experts. Their costs will be additional to our own costs and will be notified to you in advance so you can decide on whether you wish to instruct the expert to prepare their report.
Non Fixed Fee Cases
Some cases may fall outside the scope of our Fixed Fee schedule for example where the Court venue is not included in the ones named above. Alternatively, there maybe be specific considerations or complexities involved in your case that take it outside the scope of a Fixed Fee. Rest assured that we will notify you every step of the way of the costs involved in providing you with the best possible representation.
For your assistance our expert solicitors charge an hourly rate of £200 per hour for preparatory work, attendances and advocacy. For other work such as travel it is £100 per hour.
When you instruct our defence team you can be certain that your case will be dealt with professionally, diligently and always in your best interests. It is rarely a good idea to represent yourself in Court nor is it always sensible to instruct the firm that charges its clients an unreasonable fee. At Bakers you will receive expert advice and representation at a fair and proportionate cost to the specific needs of your case.
Motor Law Solicitors
Including Glossop, Stockport, Buxton, Chesterfield, South Yorkshire, Cheshire & more