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Bhatia Best – Motoring Law

Table of Fixed Fees

Case Type Likely Fee
Category 1 Case – Guilty Pleas (no risk)

 

·        Guilty Plea

No realistic risk of Disqualification and/or non-imprisonable

 

Fee includes:

·        1 appointment of up to 2 hours prior to Court

·        Considering evidence

·        Taking your instructions

·        Providing advice on plea and likely sentence

·        Attendance and representation at one Court hearing

·        All necessary and reasonable correspondence throughout

 

Fee does not include:

·        Representation at a second hearing – this will require a further payment of £240 including VAT

·        Disbursements (mileage, parking, fares, expert reports etc.)

 

£600 costs

£120 VAT

 

£36 Admin Charge (inc VAT)

 

TOTAL – £756 inc. VAT

Fixed Fee

Category 2 Case – Guilty Pleas (at risk)

 

·        Guilty plea

Risk of Disqualification and/or imprisonable

 

Fee includes:

·        1 appointment of up to 2 hours prior to Court

·        Considering evidence

·        Taking your instructions

·        Providing advice on plea and likely sentence

·        Attendance and representation at one Court hearing

·        All necessary and reasonable correspondence throughout

 

Fee does not include:

·        Representation at a second hearing – this will require a further payment of £240 including VAT

·        Disbursements (mileage, parking, fares, expert reports etc.)

 

£900 costs

£180 VAT

 

£36 Admin Charge (inc VAT)

 

TOTAL – £1116 inc. VAT

Fixed Fee

Category 3 Case – Exceptional Hardship/Complex Cases

 

·        Exceptional Hardship hearing

·        Category 1 or 2 case with particular complexities such as voluminous evidence or witnesses to obtain statements from

 

Fee includes:

·        1 appointment of up to 2 hours prior to Court

·        Considering evidence

·        Taking your instructions

·        Providing advice on plea and likely sentence

·        Attendance and representation at two Court hearings

·        All necessary and reasonable correspondence throughout

 

Fee does not include:

·        Disbursements (mileage, parking, fares, expert reports etc.)

 

£1250 costs

£250 VAT

 

£36 Admin Charge (inc VAT)

 

TOTAL – £1536 inc. VAT

Fixed Fee

 

Category 4 Case – Contested Hearings

 

·        Trial

·        Newton Hearing

·        Special Reasons Hearing

 

This fee is based on the total cost of the case. If representation in such a case is sought for the first hearing only, it will be deemed a Category 1 Case (as above). Thereafter, that amount will go towards the overall total fee

 

Fee includes:

·        1 appointment of up to 2 hours prior to first hearing

·        1 appointment of up to 2 hours prior to Trial

·        Considering evidence

·        Taking your instructions

·        Providing advice on plea and likely sentence

·        Attendance and representation at all necessary Court hearings; first hearing, all pre-trial hearings and contested hearing

·        Advice on Appeal

·        All necessary and reasonable correspondence throughout

 

Fee does not include:

·        Disbursements (mileage, parking, fares, expert reports etc.)

 

£1500 costs

£300 VAT

 

£36 Admin Charge  (inc VAT)

 

TOTAL – £1836 inc. VAT

Fixed Fee

Category 5 Case – Out of Court Advice

·        Advice on Notice of Intended Prosecutions

·        Advice on ‘Plea by Post’

·        General Motoring Law advice

 

Fee includes:

·        1 appointment of up to 2 hours

·        Considering evidence

·        Taking your instructions

·        Providing advice on plea and likely sentence

·        Assisting in completion of relevant forms

·        All necessary and reasonable correspondence throughout

 

Fee does not include:

·        Representation at Court hearing

·        Disbursements (mileage, parking, fares, expert reports etc.)

 

 

A Category 5 cases can be ‘turned into’ a Category 1-4 case, to include Court representation, by ‘topping up’ the fee.

 

£400 profit costs

£80 VAT

 

£36 Admin Charge

 

TOTAL – £516 inc. VAT

Fixed Fee

 

Mileage will be charged at 0.54p per mile (including VAT) and the total cost will be dependant on the distance travelled. This figure will be agreed beforehand. We cannot estimate any other disbursements; they will vary on the specific type. The majority of disbursements will also incur VAT.

We cannot provide you with an estimated timescale without knowing more about your individual case. We anticipate the majority of Guilty Plea and Exceptional Hardship matters to conclude in one hearing. A Contested matter will usually have a timescale of at least 8 weeks and involve a minimum of two hearings. We will be in a better position to discuss likely timescales once we know more about your case and can happily discuss this with you prior to any fee being agreed.

The fees above provide the likely fixed-fee in those types of cases. The actual fee may vary and is dependant on the specific nature of the case. The fee will always be agreed beforehand and no ‘hidden charges’ will be imposed. Variables include:

  1. Location of the Court
  2. Disbursements
  3. Unusual amount of preparation expected (other than ordinarily expected)
  4. Number of witnesses to speak with (character or fact)
  5. Volume of prosecution evidence
  6. Number of charges or incidents
  7. Need for site visit
  8. Status and experience of advocate

As they are fixed fees, there will be an agreed limitation on the work that will be carried out. Once this limitation is reached, no further work will be carried out. Limitation will be set out clearly in writing on all cases.


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