IWe offer a 'free' 45 minute consulation in all of our work areas. The figures below are intended to provide a good indication of the likely costs involved in your case. Each case is diferent in terms of the amount of preparatory work involved and the number of witnesses required, so the costs of the case may vary. During your free consultation, you wil be given a binding, 'agreed fee figure'. (Provided that there is sufficient prosecution evidence available to make the assessment).
Depending on the nature of the case, there may be third party costs or 'disbursements' that are not included in our fees. These costs could include experts. an interpreter, process server etc. For example if you were a defendant in a driving with excess alcohol case and wished to raise the defence of 'post incident consumption', we would need to commission an expert to carry out a 'back calculation'.
A guide to our fixed fees for Magistrates Court defence work
Guilty plea and mitigation £420
Summary trial, preparation and first day* £1500
Summary trial, additional days, per day £400
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* Most trials in the Magistrates Court are concluded in one day
A guide to our fixed fees for Crown Court Defence work
Guilty plea and mitigation (usually over two hearings) £850
Not guilty plea, (instructions, preparation, preliminary hearing and 1st day of trial) £1850
Additional days of trial £600
Appeal to the Crown Court from Magistrates against conviction £1600
Appeal to the Crown Court from Magistrates against sentence £750
A guide to our fixed fees for private prosecutions
It is more complicated to give a guide to our costs for prosecution work, as much will depend on the number of witnesses. However, in a basic case, the starting point for preparation of the case, laying of the information and advocacy throughout the case would be in the region of £1800.
A guide to our fixed fees for obtaining civil injunctions and warrants
Obtaining your instructions, draughting papers and advocacy £1500
Application to the county court for warrant of arrest on breach of injunction £350
N.B. Statutory court fees are not included. At present a fee of £150 is payable to the county court on application.