At Hadi Law Solicitors, we are transparent with our fee and pricing structure, in most motor offence cases we attempt to agree on our fixed fees with you in advance to give you certainty and peace of mind. So if we work on your case for one month or six months you are paying a fixed fee. We want you to spread the word about our 5 star services and want you to feel that you have received excellent value for money. We recognise that our clients are really important and we do our utmost to make sure every client is delighted with our 5 star service.
OUR FIXED FEE PRICING STRUCTURE
The aim of the fixed fee is to ensure that legal costs are kept to a minimum. If a defendant is successful, a Defence Cost Order (DCO) is usually granted by the court. A DCO entitles a firm to apply for a portion of the costs associated with challenging the allegation. The client may receive a portion of this back.
COST CERTAINTY IS CRUCIAL
Additional legal costs can be hidden in small print and in the terms and conditions. We have NO hidden fees. All our fees are made clear from the outset. Please note our fees listed below are inclusive of VAT.
WRITTEN MITIGATION – £840.00
For offences where disqualification is discretionary you can opt for written mitigation only. We will take full details from you in relation to your mitigation and submit the written mitigation on your behalf to persuade the court not to impose a ban. Representation at court is not included.
WRITTEN REPRESENTATION – £960.00
We will prepare your exceptional hardship argument and present it to the magistrates in writing. We will then prepare you in relation to the court process and what to expect. Representation at court is not included and you will need to attend by yourself and advocate on your own behalf.
N.B: We would always advise Client’s to have an Advocate present at court and this is not an option that we would recommend.
FULLY REPRESENTED – EXCEPTIONAL HARDSHIP – £1380.00
We will fully prepare your case for your exceptional hardship hearing. Exceptional hardship is mitigation which is used when you are at risk of a mandatory disqualification due to reaching 12 or more points in a period of less than 3 years. These fees are quoted for a maximum of up to 2 offences. Any additional offences will be charged at £150 + VAT per offence.
FULLY REPRESENTED – SPECIAL REASONS – £2000.00
Special reasons is an argument we can make if your circumstances are special meaning you are technically guilty of the offence but you have a ‘special reason’ for committing the offence.
CONTESTED TRIAL/NOT GUILTY PLEA – £2500.00
If you are pleading not guilty and your case goes to trial, as part of this service we will fully prepare your case for trial. We will gather all the evidence, take any witness statements and speak with the CPS if applicable. Representation at court is included in the above fee for the initial plea hearing and Trial attendance. Please note this does not include offences involving Driving under the influence, Dangerous driving or Death by Dangerous Driving.
FULLY REPRESENTED – DRINK AND DRUG OFFENCES – GUILTY PLEA – £1920.00
We will fully prepare your case for sentencing and assist in the preparation of your mitigation. Representation at court for the sentencing hearing is included in the above fee.
FULLY REPRESENTED – DRINK AND DRUG OFFENCES – NOT GUILTY PLEA – £4000.00
If you are pleading not guilty to the offence or would like us to review the evidence prior to entering a plea either way (which is strictly advised) then for the above fee we will attend the initial plea hearing (cost of advocate included in the above fee) and thereafter review the evidence against you and advise you accordingly. If you maintain a not guilty plea, our team of solicitors will gather all the evidence, obtain witness statements, instruct any forensic experts ( if required ) and speak with the CPS for further information to fully prepare and represent you at Trial. Additional fees are applicable in respect of Expert Reports that may be required in support of your case.
Stage 1 – £1920.00 – covers the initial advice, liaising with the police, CPS and the Court to request the initial evidence and representation at the initial hearing to enter a not guilty plea. If the matter is dropped at this stage you will not be required to pay the stage 2 payment.
Stage 2 – £1380.00 – ongoing preparation work to prepare for the trial / final hearing. This will include a review of the evidence disclosed, and attendance at the case management hearing if required. If the matter is dropped at this stage, you will not be required to pay the stage 3 payment.
Stage 3 – £700.00 – Representation at trial / sentencing hearing if you change your plea after Stage 2 and prior to the trial.
For the above staged payment model our fees will fall due at the commencement of each stage of the process.
FULLY REPRESENTED – CARELESS DRIVING – £1380.00
If you are pleading guilty to the offence of Careless Driving, we will fully prepare your case for sentencing and assist in the preparation of your mitigation. Representation at court for the sentencing hearing is included in the above fee.
FULLY REPRESENTED – DANGEROUS DRIVING – £3000.00
If you are pleading guilty to the offence of Dangerous Driving, we will fully prepare your case for sentencing and assist in the preparation of your mitigation. Representation at court for the sentencing hearing is included in the above fee.
DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVING – £2400.00 – £7200.00 + Disbursements
The starting fee will cover all of our work up to the Pre-trial Preparation Hearing at the Crown Court. This will include our initial attendance at the Magistrates’ Court, where the case will begin. However, it will not include the barrister’s fee at the Pre-trial Preparation Hearing at the Crown Court.
If the case does not go beyond this stage, for example if you wish to plead Guilty to the lesser Careless Driving charge or if the case is discontinued, you will not have to pay us any more fees.
If the case does proceed to trial, there will be a second fee of £4800.00 which will cover all of our work in preparing the case up to the trial date. This fee will not include any attendance by a barrister at any further hearings which may be required. A barrister may be required if there is a further case management hearing (although the Courts try to avoid these) and will be required for your trial.
APPEALS – Stage 1 & 2 (for offences not involving drink and drugs) – £3000.00
Stage 1 of the appeal involves lodging the notice of Appeal and applying to have the disqualification suspended within 21 days of the sentence being imposed. We can appeal out of time for you but you may have to explain to us why your application is late. Preparation of your appeal to be heard in the Crown Court. Stage 2 of the appeal involves putting together evidence / mitigation to successfully appeal / overturn the decision in the magistrates court and/or the sentence.
APPEALS – Stage 1 ONLY (for offences not involving drink and drugs) – £1620.00
Stage 1 of the appeal involves lodging the notice of Appeal and applying to have the disqualification suspended within 21 days of the sentence being imposed. We can appeal out of time for you but you may have to explain to us why your application is late.
APPEALS – Stage 2 ONLY (for offences not involving drink and drugs) – £1800.00
Preparation of your appeal to be heard in the Crown Court. Stage 2 of the appeal involves putting together evidence / mitigation to successfully appeal / overturn the decision in the magistrates court and/or the sentence.
APPEALS (for offences involving drink and drugs)
Appealing Sentence Only – £1920.00
Lodging the Notice of Appeal within 15 days and preparing our case as to why the sentence imposed was unjust / unfair.
Appealing Conviction and Sentence – £3000.00
Lodging the Notice of Appeal within 15 days and putting together evidence to successfully appeal the conviction and sentence imposed.
RE-OPENING YOUR CASE / STATUTORY DECLARATION- £420.00
If your case has been heard in your absence / without your knowledge we can apply to have your case re opened by way of statutory declaration. Includes liaising with the Court, DVLA and the CPS/Prosecuting Body.
APPLICATION TO GET YOUR DRIVING LICENCE BACK EARLY £2100.00
If you have received a driving ban, there are instances where you can apply to get this lifted earlier. This is quite a complex application. We will prepare the application and send an advocate with you to the hearing.
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT TERMS:
After the initial FREE consultation, Our fees are normally paid upfront with no additional or hidden charges however we can offer flexible payment options. Please ask a member of our team for further details.
FACTORS THAT COULD AFFECT OUR FEES
At Hadi Law Solicitors we try and be as open as possible with regards to fees. There may be occasions where the fee may increase, examples of these are if; we needed expert testimony, there was additional hearings, multiple offences or you instruct us at short notice.
If you are facing serious allegations that may result in serious consequences such as imprisonment, we can discuss acting on an hourly rate. Our hourly rate is £255+ VAT.
We also offer a price match guarantee*.
*Terms and Conditions apply.