Facing proceedings for motoring offences can be a daunting ordeal – from the initial proceedings in court to the wide ranging consequences of a driving ban. How will it affect your ability to work? What will be the impact on your everyday life?
We have a specialist team of direct access Barristers with extensive experience in all aspects of motoring offences who are able to support and advise you from start to finish. Our team regularly appear before Magistrates, in the Crown Court, Court of Appeal and in the Coroners Court.
Legal Aid is becoming increasingly hard to get in these matters and defending yourself can be a costly matter. Our team is able to represent you in court and offer expert representation without the need and additional cost of instructing a solicitor.
Motoring Offences covers everything from disqualification, speeding tickets, driving bans to driving under influence, collisons and road fatalities as well as much more.
Everyone and anyone including drivers, experts and businesses.
Usually these types of offences require going to court and our team regularly appear before Magistrates, in the Crown Court, Court of Appeal and in the Coroners Court.
Costs vary depending on the case but our clerks will be able to give you a straightforward quote based on your requirements. Legal Aid is rarely an option for these matters and defending yourself can be costly. By directly instructing one of our barristers you often avoid the additional cost of instructing a solicitor. Fees can be a fixed amount for agreed upon work or an hourly rate with a set limit. Your case is unique but our experienced clerks can provide an accurate fee once you have submitted your enquiry form. Generally speaking, fees can vary depend on how senior a barrister is and how many hours work are needed but you’ll be aware of exactly what you are spending. Read more about our fees here.
Direct Access, also known as Public Access, allows you to directly instruct a barrister to act on your behalf, without using a solicitor or intermediary as is traditional. You are managing your case. However, not all cases are suitable for direct access and only barristers specifically trained to accept direct access instruction can assist you. Meet our trained barristers here.
We use a 4 step process outlining how you can instruct a barrister directly: Enquire, Discuss, Confirm, Instruct. Each stage is designed so we can make sure your case is suitable for direct access. It enables our clerks to find the right barrister, at the right price, for the right time just for you. Read more about the process here.
It is your responsibility to provide clear, concise instructions for your barrister to work towards your desired outcome. They cannot manage your case or your affairs nor can they handle money on your behalf.
Each case is different and some cases are not suitable for direct access instruction. For this area Clients using legal aid are not suitable for Direct Access so should instruct us using a solicitor.
Some cases require more day to day management so are not suitable for direct access. In this case, we will not progress beyond the Enquiry stage of our process but you can instruct us using a solicitor.
Upon receiving this enquiry form a Public Access Clerk will contact you to discuss your case in further detail. Please see our 4 steps outlining the process of instructing a Direct Access Barrister.
1. Submit an enquiry
Fill out our form, designed to collect as much information as possible about your case.
2. Speak to a clerk
After carefully reviewing your form, a specially trained Clerk will get in touch to confirm if your case is suitable for one of our Direct Access Barristers.
3. Receive a client care pack
Once our Direct Access Barrister has agreed in principle to represent you, you will be sent a ‘client care letter’.
4. Instructing a Barrister
If you want to go ahead after agreeing to your client care letter, it’s time to instruct your Direct Access Barrister. Download a PDF of this process here.
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