Example template (fixed fee)

Drink driving offence, guilty plea – fixed fee £600
Fee includes: 
  • 2 hours attendance/preparation: 
        considering evidence
        taking your instructions 
        providing advice on likely sentence 
  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court 
The fee does not include:
  • instruction of any expert witnesses
  • taking statements from any witnesses 
  • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing 
  • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal
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 what happened.
  • We will consider initial disclosure, any other evidence and provide advice. 
  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost, of £300). 
  • 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 cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day. 
  • We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for half a day.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.