Driving Offences

Driving Offences

Here at Philip and Robert Howard Solicitors, we have solicitors who are experts in the field of driving offences, and between them have decades of experience. They have successfully represented clients across England and Wales.

Our solicitors provide a friendly and approachable service with an eye to detail as we understand that these offences can have a detrimental impact on not just a person's livelihood, but in certain circumstances, their
liberty too.

Regardless of who is working on your case, the matter will be supervised by either Mr Philip Howard or Mr Khateeb Riaz, who are both senior solicitors and directors of the firm.

As part of our professional rules, we aim to ensure that anyone wishing to use our services has the information they need to make an informed choice of legal services provider, including understanding what the costs may be.

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Legal Role
Hourly Rate
Solicitors with more than 4 Years PQE
£201 (+VAT)
Other Solicitors or Legal Executives
£177 (+VAT)
Trainee Solicitors
£146 (+VAT)
Paralegals
£111 (+VAT)
Magistrates Court - Driving Offences
Fees
Magistrates Court* Guilty Plea

Our fees include:

  • Attendance in person (or remotely)
  • A full assessment of the evidence, including advice on strength of the evidence and likely sentence
  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court**
  • Car parking/mileage or other travel expenses
  • Our fees do not include:

  • Instruction of any expert witnesses
  • Instruction of any interpreters
  • Taking statements from any other witnesses
  • Any potential advice on appeal
  • £250 (+VAT)
    Magistrates Court Not Guilty Fees
    (Trials, Special Reasons and Exceptional Hardship)

    Our fees include:

  • Attendance in person (or remotely)
  • A full assessment of the evidence
  • Attendance and representation, including a conference with the advocate prior to the hearing, at the Magistrates Court
  • Car parking/mileage or other travel expenses
  • Our fees do not include:

  • Instruction of any expert witnesses
  • Instruction of any interpreters
  • Taking statements from any other witnesses
  • Any potential advice on appeal
  • Full Day Trial - £1,200 (+VAT)
    Half Day Trial - £600 (+VAT)
    Special Reasons or Hardship Hearing - £600 (+VAT)

    * Representation is for Summary Only Offences which can only be tried in the Magistrates Court. Fees for representation for matters in the Crown Court will vary and will be discussed at the initial attendance.

    ** These fees are applicable to Leeds, Bradford, Barnsley and Sheffield Magistrates Courts. For Magistrates Court outside of this area, fees will vary and will be discussed at the initial attendance.

    Kindly note we are not able to provide a timescale of when your hearing/trial will take place, as this is dependent on the court listing.

    Appeal
    This will be discussed at the conclusion of the case if applicable. If advice on appeal is required this can be carried out, however will carry an additional cost.

    If you wish a solicitor to contact you for free initial advice, please arrange an appointment by calling 01977 551320 or completing the form on the contact page.