Whether you rely on your licence for work, or as a key means of transport for the family, we understand the consequences that a driving conviction could have for you.
We can also take extra measures to minimise the risk of adverse news coverage, if you are a prominent individual in the community, or even a celebrity. Saving a reputation is as important as saving money in fines or loss of liberty.
We have a specialist Driving Offence team with many years of experience, defending the complete range of motoring offences from SP30 speeding offences to driving with excess alcohol. The process can often be unfamiliar and complicated, so it’s important to consult an expert.
Our comprehensive advice is not limited to opinion upon the strength of the case against you (which includes procedural compliance by the police/prosecution), but also assistance in how best to reduce or avoid penalties.
We are proactive, responsive, committed and fully focused for the duration of your case; we ensure regular contact throughout and offer clear, honest appraisals of the situation.
The expertise that our diverse team brings to you will give you the best possible chance of keeping your licence and staying on the road.
If you have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) or a Court Summons, contact us. We will provide the best advice and representation before you are interviewed and throughout the whole investigation.
Our road traffic solicitors cover all types of cases, including:
- Driving with excess alcohol
- Drug-driving offence
- Careless driving
- Dangerous driving
- Driving without insurance
- Failing to stop and report an accident
- Driving whilst disqualified
- Mobile phone offences
- Exceptional hardship cases
- Totting up (12 points on your licence)
- Reinstatement of your licence after it has been revoked by the DVLA
In many Magistrates Court (summary only) cases we will be able to agree a simple fixed fee with you in advance. Our fee will often fall within a range of possible charges and depend on whether you propose to plead guilty or not guilty and what you would like us to do on your behalf – in some cases it will be necessary to take statements from several defence witnesses or obtain expert evidence.
Our fixed fee charging rates in respect of summary only offences are as follows:
- Preparing a letter of mitigation for the court – £500 to £1,000
- Attendance at court on a guilty plea – £1,000 to £3,000
- Preparation and attendance at court for a trial – £3,000 to £5,000
Our charging rates set out above do not include;
- VAT which is chargeable at 20%
- Expenses such as the costs associated with instructing experts, obtaining expert reports or the costs for an expert to attend Court to give evidence
- The costs of attending at additional Court hearings if the case does not proceed and is adjourned to a later date.
We will advise you of the length of time your case is likely to take to be concluded – some Magistrates Courts can conclude cases within six to eight weeks, but others can take significantly longer.
The solicitors in the motoring team are:
- Michael Jervis admitted as a solicitor in 1970 and specialises in Crime and Road Traffic Law
- Mark Anderson admitted as a solicitor in 1984 and specialises in Crime and Road Traffic Law
- Martin Smith admitted as a solicitor in 1996 and specialises in Crime, Road Traffic and Road Transport Law
- Iqbal Singh Kang admitted as a solicitor in 2009 and specialises in Serious Crime and Road Traffic Law
The team is supervised by Mr. Delroy Henry, a senior director and barrister with over 20 years experience.