Defence Services: Road Traffic Representation
This area of law can cover the most trivial of transgressions of the Road Traffic Acts, right up to offences where lives are lost and the courts will treat matters with the appropriate degree of seriousness. To most motorists, the real fear is the loss of a driving licence for whatever period, either by outright disqualification or under the totting up provisions:-
12 penalty points acquired can have you back on the bus.
The law does allow people to keep your licence with 12 penalty points or more but only certain circumstances of exceptional hardship. The court needs persuading that the driver or others will experience such difficulties and this is what we can do.
The courts also can be asked to find special reasons not to disqualify or endorse your licence - ask us how could this apply to you?
Frequently asked questions that we are asked to deal with include:-
The best advice for all of us though is to drive carefully in the first place and turn that mobile off.
In accordance with SRA Transparency rules:
If it is appropriate to plead guilty to a summary only Road Traffic offence and the case can be dealt with at a single hearing then much time and effort can be saved, In such situations we would charge a fixed rate of £850.00 plus VAT of £170.00.
The key stages will be based on the presumption that you have or will enter a guilty plea and the matter will be dealt with on a single court appearance.
The timescale of the case will depend on the court listing that day over which we have no control. Usually half a day is sensible to expect but it is often wise to be ready for longer.
Our private rates are calculated at National Grade 2 due to our location. The Partners are Senior Solicitors with more than 8 years post qualification experience with a general hourly rate of £210.00 plus VAT. Work is calculated in 6 minute units and a standard letter or telephone call is charged as one 6 minute unit.