Costs Guide to Motoring Offence Claims


Initial advice upon Notice of Intended Prosecution (‘NIP’)

Fixed fee: £750.00 plus 20% VAT

Fee includes:

  • initial meeting with you;
  • considering evidence;
  • taking your instructions;
  • providing advice upon your response to the NIP.


Entering guilty plea and preparing for plea and sentencing hearing

Between £1,500.00 and £2,000.00 + 20% VAT

Fee includes:

  • preparation for and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court to enter plea and mitigate sentence.


Entering not guilty plea and preparing for trial preparation

Up to £5,000.00 + 20% VAT

Fee includes:

  • attendance and representation at the plea hearing;
  • sourcing and instructing your trial advocate;
  • arranging to take witness statements (if necessary);
  • considering initial prosecution disclosure, and any other evidence;
  • attendance and representation at a single, half day trial.


Representing you at a voluntary interview with the police under caution

Fixed fee £1,000.00 + 20% VAT

Fee includes:

  • initial meeting with you;
  • considering any prosecution evidence;
  • taking your instructions and providing initial advice;
  • representation at the interview under caution.


The above fees do not include:

  • instruction of any expert witnesses;
  • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing;
  • advice and assistance for any hearing other than those specifically included within the above cost estimates;
  • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal.

We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing and the sentencing options available to the court.

We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.

We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.

We or our representative will attend court on the day and meet with you before going to the court. We anticipate being at court for half a day.

We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.

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