The work included in our fixed fee will be:
The fixed fee will not include:
In an initial one hour appointment (charged at £270 per hour plus VAT) we will assess the evidence, advise on plea and likely sentence. We will discuss pricing options to assist you in further preparation of your case and of representing you at the initial hearing.
Typically these cases take approximately six hours to advise on, prepare and attend at court to represent you. If you choose to pay on an hourly rate, our estimate is a cost of £1,620 plus VAT.
Or, you may choose a fixed fee which though slightly higher at £1,750 plus VAT avoids uncertainty if your case is not dealt with promptly on the hearing date. (Court hearings are often delayed by the volume of work in the court on any given day.)
The only additional expense we would expect is travelling expenses.
Most guilty plea cases are disposed of at the first hearing which is normally within four weeks of charge/summons.