Law

Criminal Law

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We now longer hold a contract for Leagl Aid Criminal work, but can help people on a private basis. 

We are required to provide price information for assistance in relation to summary only motoring offences under Part I of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and s89 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Motoring offence, guilty plea – fixed fee £1000+VAT

 

Fee includes:

  • 2 hours attendance/preparation:

    • considering evidence

    • taking your instructions

    • providing advice on likely sentence

  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court

 

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

 

The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing.

  • Meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.

  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.

  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost depedning on the time spent at an hourlay rate of £250+VAT).

  • 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 will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for [e.g. 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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Jo Holden

Managing Partner

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Robert Denman

Barister

Private work

We are able to able to advice and assit people in relation to other criminal matters, but this would be on a private basis. 

This will mean that you pay an hourly rate, or where you are offered a fixed price for a piece of work it will be because the type of work is relatively straightforward or it’s possible to estimate how much time your matter will take.

Where your matter is urgent it may only be possible for us to estimate the cost of the initial stages, until we receive full details from you. In those circumstances we will estimate the cost of the initial stages before we commence work on your behalf and we will give you further charging information just as soon as we are able to do so