Summary Only Motoring Offences

  1. Summary only offences 

  • These are offences that can only be heard in the Magistrates Court. 
  1. Common summary only motoring offences 
  • Speeding;
  • Using a mobile phone while driving;
  • Careless driving;
  • Failing to name a driver;
  • Drink driving;
  • Driving without insurance;
 Legal Aid

Unfortunately, we do not offer Legal Aid and so you will need to instruct us privately.
  1. Prices
  •  Guilty Pleas - concluded in one court session eg morning or afternoon- fixed fee £800 plus VAT;
  • Guilty pleas - taking more than one court session - £1,100 plus VAT;
  • A plea of exceptional hardship - where you face disqualification for reaching 12 or more points on your licence - fixed fee £1,000 plus VAT;
  • Special reasons - where you have a reason relating to the offence which means you should not be disqualified from driving eg emergency - fixed fee £1,250 plus VAT;
  • Trials - where you plead not guilty to the offence and take the case to trial - fees negotiable depending upon the complexity of the case. Fixed fees offered where possible or an hourly rate of £200 plus VAT. The amount charged will not be less than £1,500 plus VAT.
These prices include all case preparation, consideration of the evidence and representation at court. They do not include the costs of instructing an expert if required, nor travel. These will be negotiated separately according to the nature and location of the case.

Legal Studio will strive to keep to the prices quoted above, but higher fees may be charged with a client’s agreement, especially where the case has a higher degree of complexity than anticipated.
  1. Who will represent me?

Edmund Conybeare has 25 years experience in criminal law and has defended numerous driving cases, from bald tyres through to causing death by dangerous driving. He is highly experienced in pleas of exceptional hardship and has retained the licences of many people facing disqualification, from professional drivers to company directors. He used to prosecute for the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency and is expert in road transport cases. He has been described by Queen’s Counsel as a ‘first class solicitor’.