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Criminal Investigations & Prosecutions Services

Criminal Investigations & Prosecutions

Motoring Offences Under Part 1 Of The Road Traffic Act 1988

Motoring Offences Under Part 1 Of The Road Traffic Act 1988 & S89 Of The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984


The firm’s fees are charged on an hourly rate basis and ranges from £475 (partner), £375 (senior associate) to £320 (associate). The hourly rate will vary depending on the fee earner dealing with the matter.

On average, this type of work takes between five and ten hours to complete. Thus, costs are between £2,000 and £4,000 plus VAT; however, the exact number of hours each matter takes depends on the circumstances of your case and the complexities involved.

Unless stated as a specific exclusion, the estimate displayed includes:

  • Considering evidence;
  • Taking instructions and providing advice in relation to plea and likely sentence;
  • Where appropriate, advice on whether an exceptional hardship, or special reasons argument should be made; and
  • Instructing Counsel to represent you at a single hearing.



The estimate above does not include:

  • Instruction of any expert witness;
  • Counsel’s fees for attendance and representation of you at Court;
  • Taking statements from any witnesses;
  • Preparation for any additional hearing; and
  • Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal.


Key Stages

  • 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 the allegation.
  • 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 payable at the hourly rate of the fee earner representing you).
  • 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 will instruct Counsel to attend court on the day. This will have an additional cost which will depend on the seniority of Counsel, and will be discussed and agreed with you prior to instruction. Counsel will meet with you before going to the court. We anticipate that you will be at court for two hours, though this can vary depending on the Court list.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.


Time Scale

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

Edward Grange – Partner

Edward has acted for numerous individuals in driving-related matters from drink-drive offences all the way to offences of causing death by dangerous driving.

Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh – Partner

Danielle regularly acts for individuals facing driving-related penalties and prosecutions.

Jessica Maguire – Associate

Jessica also has a wealth of experience in advising clients in relation to all summary road traffic offences.

Our road traffic lawyers have significant experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Driving while disqualified
  • Driving without a licence
  • Driving with excess alcohol
  • Failure to provide specimens
  • Careless driving
  • Causing death by careless driving
  • Dangerous driving
  • Causing death by dangerous driving
  • Speeding and ‘totting up’
  • Applications for the return of licence following disqualification
  • Driving without insurance
  • Vehicle offences

For more information about how we might be able to help you, please call 020 7353 6000 and ask to speak to one of our partners.