Our fees for a typical motoring summary offence matter range on price depending on the facts of the case and the solicitor dealing with your matter. That’s why at Vas Solicitors, we will always provide you with an individual costs quotation at the start of a matter, taking into account the actual features of your circumstances. We will always advise you immediately about any variance, and discuss the potential impact on price before any additional charges are incurred.
We will carry out an initial assessment to determine whether you will qualify for legal aid. If you qualify for legal aid, there is no charge for the work we carry out on your behalf. In all other cases, we charge £500 plus VAT (VAT at 20%) for representation in relation to summary-only motoring offences at all of our local courts.
In the event of you requiring us to argue ‘exceptional hardship’ or ‘special reasons’ on your behalf at your first hearing, our fixed fees range from £1000.00 plus VAT to £3000.00 plus VAT due to complexity of the legal service required.
In the event of entering not guilty pleas at your first hearing and your case proceeding to trial, our fixed fees for providing a consultation, litigation and advocacy range from £1000.00 plus VAT to £3000.00 plus VAT. These fees depend on the complexity of your case and the seniority of the solicitor you instruct for your trial.
In the sections set out below, we try to give as much information as possible to help you to decide about the solicitor you wish to engage with your application.
Type of Application
Broad Range of Fees Vas Solicitors
Totting Up (12 points on Licence)
Mr Veeravagu Vaaheesan - £250.00/hour
Use of Mobile Phone
Driving without insurance
Failing to stop or report an accident
Appeals and Traffic light offences
Driving endorsements and notice of prosecution
A typical motoring matter
Our fees cover all of the work required to consider the documents provided by yourself, take your instructions and providing advice, preparing and submitting the application on your behalf, advise you on timelines and advise you on the outcome of the application.
This fee includes:
2 hours attendance/preparation
Taking your instructions
Providing advice on likely sentence
Our attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates’ Court
If your case cannot be concluded at the first hearing, our standard hourly rates will apply in relation to all further work.
Criminal litigation can be uncertain. If your case is not disposed of at the first hearing, it is very difficult to anticipate the likely total costs that you will incur. However, we will endeavour to keep you fully informed of your likely costs as your case progresses.
If you plead not guilty and are acquitted, we can ask the court to consider making an order that some of your costs can be recovered from central funds. Reduced rates may be available depending on your means. Please feel free to contact us to discuss.
The fee does not include:
Instruction of any expert witnesses
Taking statements from any witnesses
Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal
Travel to anywhere other than our local courts
The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea or will be entering a guilty plea and that you have a date for your hearing.
How long will my motoring matter take?
The period of time a motoring matter will take will depend on the type of application.
It can be quicker or slower, depending on your personal or any exceptional circumstances.
Stages of the process
The precise stages involved in a motoring matter will vary according to the application and circumstances.
However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to take into consideration:
- Obtaining Relevant Information from you
- Providing legal advice on the relevant law and merits of your application
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
The disbursements which we anticipate will apply are set out separately below. This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt.
Motoring Team and Experience:
Position at Vas Solicitors
Hourly Rate plus VAT
Solicitor of the senior courts
Solicitor of the senior courts
1+ years of experience
3+ years of experience