fbpx Skip to main content
CALL US: 01482 323 697
Transparency Rules – Motoring offences

Transparency Rules – Motoring offences

If your case is a road traffic matter then regardless of who may work on your matter they will be supervised by Amelia Woollen who is the Head of the Defence Advocacy Team which includes the Road Traffic Team. Please be assured that whoever you may speak to in the team has the appropriate knowledge and skill to provide you with the advice you need in cases of this nature .

The department has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with matters of this nature and over the years, it has dealt with hundreds of such cases in many Courts around the country. In addition to this specialism in road traffic matters, we are frequently instructed in regulatory work which involves defending individuals, businesses and companies in investigations and prosecutions brought against them by a whole host of government agencies such as HMRC, HSE, DEFRA, the Environment Agency and Local Authorities. Our pricing structure for road traffic matters is as follows:- We offer a fixed fee of £595 plus V.A.T. (£714) for speeding offences which result in an attendance at Court to argue exceptional hardship for not being disqualified from driving. This arises where a driver has accumulated 12 penalty points over a 3 year period. There may also be a risk of a discretionary disqualification in the event of a high speed speeder, which has been referred to a Court hearing . You may be subject to the new Driver provisions and want to try and argue against revocation of your licence . This fixed price scheme is offered for offences in our local Court which is the Kingston upon Hull Magistrates’ Court. All road traffic offences committed within the East Riding area and some committed in North East Lincs are dealt with centrally at the Hull Magistrates’ Court. The fixed price scheme covers:-

  • The consideration of evidence.
  • Providing advice in relation to the plea and likely sentence and the options available to the Court in relation to sentencing.
  • Advice regarding your exceptional hardship or special reasons argument.
  • Preparation of that argument and representation at a single hearing.

It also includes advice on the Single Justice Procedure which is the procedure your case is likely to go through before reaching a final hearing. If your case is to be contested and is to be dealt with by way of a trial then the fixed fee does not apply. In those circumstances we will quote a price to you based on hourly rates (see below) and the time we estimate the case will take to bring to a conclusion. Those hourly rates are as follows:-

Please note that routine letters and telephone calls are charged out at one tenth of the relevant hourly rate and non-routine letters and telephone calls are charged out on a time basis. We also offer a fixed price fee of £595 plus V.A.T. (£714) for drink/drug driving offences where there is to be a guilty plea. This fee will include attendance and preparation, consideration of the evidence, taking your instructions, providing advice on the likely sentence and attendance and representation at a single hearing in the Magistrates’ Court. Again, this fixed fee is available for people who are appearing in our local Court, the Kingston upon Hull Magistrates’ Court. In all other cases of speeding and drink driving where cases are heard in outlying Courts, we will be happy to provide you with a quotation based on the fixed fee as above but with an enhancement to take into account of the additional travelling time and mileage expenses (claimed at 45p per mile). The fixed fees do not include:-

  • Instruction of any expert witnesses.
  • Taking statements from any witnesses.
  • Advice and assistance in relation to special reasons hearings.
  • Advice and assistance in relation to any appeal.

Further helpful information. The key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you are entering a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing. The key stages are that:-

  • You will meet with your Solicitor/Representative to provide instructions on what happened which can be a face to face consultation or by telephone.
  • We will consider initial disclosure and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • We will arrange to take any witness statements if necessary (this however will have an additional cost based on the above hourly rates).
  • We will explain the Court procedure to you so that 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 may have.
  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place as this depends upon Court listing on the particular day.
  • We will attend Court on the day and meet with you before going before the Court. We anticipate that you will be at Court for a maximum 2 hours but please note this very much depends on the Court listing for that particular day.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal this carry will an additional cost based on the above hourly rates.
W

Contact Us Back to top
Read some reviews from our clients

4.90 Average

191 Reviews

Miss S

Excellent service from Beth Dyson despite all the pressures of the Covid lockdown. Beth carried out conveyancing of my sale and purchase very thoroughly and efficiently with good communication and always in a helpful and friendly manner. Many thanks.

Joanna H

Well from the moment I met Wayne Walker his professionalism,clarity of thought, and aim to do the best job he can were all evident. He has been involved with my family for five years nearly and has always made me feel as though my views were relevant and integral to furthering the case. Wayne has highly developed organisational skills and we always felt just ‘looked after’ by Wayne snd Williamsons in getting through the very worst of times. Wayne sometimes needed to encourage me to look at things from a different perspective and he always achieved this with firm kindness. Wayne is a great professional but more importantly a fundamentally great human being. I will always recommend Williamsons and especially on the subject of clinical negligence I will always recommend Wayne. Full job well done start to finish. Thanks Wayne there are no words. Jo Hogg (Polly’s mum)

Anonymous

Williamsons Solicitors supported our family to succeed to a very high level. We cannot thank Sarah Jackson enough for her incredible support, dedication and commitment to understanding the finest detail of our case. Her dedication was phonememonal and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her in a heartbeat. Thank you for bringing closure to our case and for supporting us one hundred percent. We were informed at every stage within the case and knew we were in safe professional hands throughout. Many thanks, Mr and Mrs Appleton.

Asoka T

Very professional and a friendly team, specially Helen Lennon who handled my case.

Carl R

I was very happy with the way they handled my case and still got the result even in these hard times where having at the moment thank you to all involved and I’d recommend you to others

Angie L

Williamsons solicitors were professional, caring and efficient. They dealt with what was, a very upsetting experience I had via medical negligence. They kept me up to date, enquired about my well-being and were always available to either speak to me when I had concerns or answered my emails. They ensured that the compensation I finally received was in my best interests by advising what they thought was a too low first offer of settlement. I cannot thank them enough for the way they handled my case and for pushing for a better higher settlement figure. I would definitely use them again should I ever be in a position to need them Thank you so much.

Suzanne W

Would definitely recommend this company, very knowledgeable on all aspects. Extremely helpful with a caring and kind approach, made me feel at ease and comfortable. I was always kept informed at every stage of my case Very happy and would 100% use them for any other matter if needed Thankyou

Mrs Baker

Excellent service, made to feel very welcome, looked after from the very first minute.. would highly recommend to anyone looking for conveyancing on a property or setting up a will.

Mr W F

alison craven, provided excellent service and went above and beyond to make sure my will was sorted quickly with this current situation we find ourselves in. great,proffessional work.

Anonymous

Used them a few times for conveyancing and this time, for our Wills. Excellent service as always.

Mr Longhorn

Very helpful and supportive and kept me informed all through the process; it went very smoothly and that owes a lot to how they managed it in such a professional manner

Mr and Mrs Hutson

Throughly pleased with all aspects of the service, always updated on every change, or new information regarding the sale of our house and purchase of the new property. Everything went smoothly and couldn't fault the attention to detail and customer service. Thank you to Beth and all who assisted in the process.

Gary R

Efficiency, friendly and supportive Karen Saunders gave excellent advice with no nonsense answers to my enquires and difficult decisions

Mr Adams

Efficient and friendly from start to speedy finish

Sue W

In May 2017 after a long & painful road of recovery wich is still ongoing today. I finally plucked up the courage & decided to approach Willams Solicitors as I felt that there was something very wrong with the poor service i received in March 2015 from 1 1 1. Having made two calls over the weekend. Inspite of right leg being in immense pain & stone cold I was told that i had probably pulled a muscle nothing they could do for me & to visit my GP So after a weekend of struggling with pain i visited my GP to be rushed to Hospital with absent pulses in the right foot. On examination there was a blood clot on my right knee caused by Critical ischaemia nothing whatsoever to do with a pulled muscle. I was told i needed a thrombosis procedure to dissolve blood clot if this was unsuccessful they would have no other choice than to amputate below the right knee I was devastated Thanks to this amazing solicitors who advised me that they felt 1 1 1 had possibly been neglectful & would like to take my case on. With an outstanding Nick Gray becoming my solicitor & the amazing team of experts including Julian Matthews an absolutely brilliant barrister Vascular surgeons experts Professor sir Peter Bell & Professor Shearman who were also amazing in highlighting the Hospital were neglectful as well & need not of removed my leg & could have avoided amputation. All of the other team of experts who helped with this case as well were very good In fact I had a fantastic team i couldn't fault Williams solicitors at all. They proved all 3 defendants to be negligent & they got me an amazing settlement far more than I could ever dreamed of & in a short space of time A huge thanks to Nick Gray & his fantastic team inside & outside Williams I can start rebuilding my life knowing I can afford to have & get the very best in making life a lot easier. I can't have my leg back but I can now smile again knowing life won't be a struggle. I would strongly recommend this Solicitors to anybody who needs a professional honest caring & worth every penny Solicitor you will not be disappointed. Once again a massive Thank you to Nick Gray & all his team ❤ Sue Willoughby

Mrs Pannhausen

Very impressed with Suzanne, Beth & Natalie at the Bridlington Branch, they give 100%, will use them again & recommend them to friends & family.

Mr and Mrs Preston

Williamson’s provide an excellent service at a reasonable price. Very easy to deal with and excellent communication was provided all the way through the transaction. Just what you need in a solicitor.

LJM B

I would highly recommend Williamsons Solicitors, Gordon represented me for my case and was excellent. Always on the end of the phone when I need him. overall top job thankyou. Mr Lloyd Milner

Mr & M

Very friendly and efficient service always replying to any queries and emails on the same day. If solicitor not in still dealt with by other staff. Would definitely recommend and will use again

Mr Andrew W

They have handled my house moving with professionalism and friendliness and kept in touch regularly to keep me updated I would strongly recommend them 👍

Mr Deeley

Very good service from everyone I dealt with at Williamson's. They were very quick and responsive and gave that extra push to get me completed before the Christmas holiday! A very nice Christmas present for me!