Patterson Law Motoring Solicitors - Our Fees
Wherever possible we attempt to agree our fees with you in advance to give you certainty and peace of mind....
Sometimes we need to work on the basis of an hourly rate. We work quickly and efficiently on behalf of you and we are very conscious that our time is your money.
We want you to be able to relax after you have instructed us and allow us to take the strain. We don't want you to have to worry about your legal fees mounting up.
You choose which level of service you want and we will get to work.
We want you to spread the word about our services and feel that you have received excellent value for money. We recognise that you are our most important asset in marketing our services and we will do our utmost to make sure you are delighted with our service.
Mitigation and Representation at court
We will take a full statement from you and analyse the evidence before sending you to court with an advocate from our expert panel of Barristers in order to try and persuade the court not to impose a discretionary ban - normally fixed fee of £900 plus vat
Application to remove a ban early.
If you have been disqualified from driving there are occasions when we will be able to apply to the court to get your ban lifted. (You have to have been banned for at least two years and you cannot have been ordered to do a mandatory retest.) This is not an easy application and you will need help. We will fully prepare the application, list it at the court that convicted you and send an advocate to court with you.
Written Exceptional Hardship/Special Reasons Argument
Fully supported exceptional hardship argument in writing. We will analyse the evidence and take a full statement from you. We will prepare your exceptional hardship argument and present it to the magistrates in writing. We will fully prepare you in relation to what to expect when you get to court. Normally fixed fee £600 plus vat
Fully represented Exceptional Hardship/Special Reasons Argument
All of the above, plus representation at court by a Barrister from our expert panel. This fee does not apply to imprisonable offences such as drink driving.
Contested trial/not guilty plea
We will fully prepare your case for trial. We will take all necessary witness statements and make detailed representations to the CPS where appropriate to try and get them to withdraw the proceedings without the need for trial. We will deal with the court and apply for adjournments where necessary. We will deal with all issues in relation to disclosure. We will provide a specialist Barrister to represent you at trial from our expert panel. If necessary we will advise you on appeal. In relation to these types of cases we will agree an hourly rate for our services in advance.
Free initial assessment of your case by Emma Patterson.
Emma Patterson will directly oversee the running of case from start to finish with the assistance of the Senior Team Leader. Call our hotline for instant advice and updates between 9am and 5pm. Initial full conference call with Emma Patterson – up to 1 hour.
Senior Barrister from our panel of experts for any court room advocacy.
Senior Team Leader available for calls out of hours and text updates, if required.
1 year membership with Licence Protection Plan included for you and your direct family.
Drink driving and Dangerous Driving related cases
It's far more difficult for us to assess the level of work likely to be necessary in relation to these types of cases. If you post Emma a question or call in she will happily discuss your case and give a clear indication as to the likely fees..
* In order to give you the best possible service we will always consider the evidence in your case and advise you on whether or not there are any defences available to you. It will then be a matter for you to decide whether you want to plead guilty or upgrade to the full service and have a trial.
** If you have asked us to provide representation at court, this will be by an expert road traffic specialist Barrister local to the magistrates court in question. Your Barrister will be fully briefed in relation to your case and will have talked to your lawyer about your case before the hearing. They will arrive at court at least half an hour before the hearing is listed so that they have plenty of time to introduce themselves before the hearing starts. Over the years we have built up a panel of expert Barristers who represent our clients around the country.
Free Initial Assessment
Contact Emma if you want to instruct us to act on your behalf. We will do an initial free assesment of your case and explain to you how we can help.
Our promise to you
If we think that you can deal with the case on your own we will tell you. We are not in the business of taking your money if we can't help. We believe that our reputation is the most important marketing tool we have. We will not jeopardise this by taking on a case that has no prospects of success..........
Please Ask a FREE question without obligation and see if we can help your case?
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If you have a court hearing date call 01626 359800
A new client came to us after being banned by the Magistrates for 6 months. He had accumulated 12 points within 3 years and the Magistrates court banned him for 6 months. The client tried to argue exceptional hardship on his own and the court rejected his argument.
Our client instructed us to represent him at court when he was charged with overloading a hired minibus. He had hired the minibus as he had his extended family visiting for a holiday. At the same time builders were refurbishing his house and asked him if he could help them collect some extra sand and cement. Our client agreed and they went with him to the DIY shop to collect the materials.
Our client was stopped on the way back home for overloading. He was devasted by the charge and the subsequent court proceedings, due to the fact that it was an innocent mistake and he was in the process of applying for an indefinite leave to remain in the UK visa.
He approached many so called motoring lawyers before us who told him to plead guilty and take the fine and points. We acted on his behalf and made a special reasons argument and also an argument under s.48 RTOA 88. The court agreed not to give any points and to impose an absolute discharge meaning that the conviction was imediately spent.
At Patterson Law we think outside of the box and we go the extra mile to try and achieve the results you need. Contact us now on 01626 359800 or email email@example.com if you want lawyers who represent an island of excellence in a sea of mediocrity!
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