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Philip Hatvany, our founding solicitor and a motoring law specialist, oversees all our cases. He is a solicitor with 23 years experience defending motoring matters. He has one of the highest success rates. For saving drivers’ licences when they have 12 penalty points or more he has a 90% success rate for the last 10 years. For winning trials he has an 82% success rate for the last 10 years. Call him now on FREEPHONE 0800 9098110 for a free consultation and a "no strings attached” estimate concerning your case.
We are different to most other firms in that we will not pass your matter over to a junior solicitor, or to someone who is not a lawyer at all! Instead, Philip Hatvany will deal with your case from start to finish and will almost always be able to represent you in person at your court hearing. In this way you get continuity of representation throughout your case.
We offer competitive fixed fees so that you know exactly where you stand financially from the outset of your case. The following is a list of our range of fixed fees for providing representation in the Magistrates Court:-
Guilty pleas in the Magistrates Court (including exceptional hardship arguments)
Guilty Plea Hearings (no preparation beforehand):- £500 - £950
Guilty Plea Hearings (with unlimited preparation beforehand):- £1500 - £1800
Trials in the Magistrates Court (with unlimited preparation beforehand)
Failing to Identify the Driver :- £1500 - £2500
Other Motoring Offences :- £2500 - £5000
The above fees include VAT.
To make our fees easier to manage we accept payments by instalments.
The only expenses that are not included in our fixed fees are the rare instances where a barrister has to be used at your hearing instead of Mr Hatvany, or where an expert report has to be obtained. If a barrister has to be used they will be supervised by Mr Hatvany.
The reason why there are a range of fixed fees is because every case is different, and some require more work than others. An example of a case that may require a greater amount of work would be if you were facing a number of different allegations, as we may then need to bring your matters together so that they are dealt with by way of a single hearing. Another example would be where we need to make representations to the prosecution before your hearing takes place to try and reach an agreement.
These fees are based on the understanding that matters will be resolved by way of a single hearing. This is almost always the case.
It is often difficult to put a time estimate as to how long a case may last If there is a hearing date then the case will usually end on that day. However, if matters are at an early stage, and you have only just been accused, then it is often down to how quickly the police and the courts are prepared to move.