Driving Offences

Driving Offences

Our pricing for defending prosecutions for driving offences (and related matters) depend on a number of factors:

  • the complexity of the case;
  • the location of the Court;
  • the nature of the Hearing: guilty plea, Trial, exceptional hardship or Special Reasons argument;
  • the importance of the outcome to the client.

We operate on a fixed fee basis as opposing to charging by reference to hourly rates. Our Fees will be discussed once the case has been assessed and will then be agreed. If the situation changes because, for example, a proposed guilty plea becomes a Trial or other contested Hearing, the original Fee will be revised. Additional interim Hearings will be quoted for separately.

The price range for dealing with various cases is as follows:

  • simple guilty plea at Wirral or Liverpool Magistrates Court: £700.00 - £800.00 excluding VAT;
  • an exceptional hardship, Trial or Special Reasons Hearing at Wirral or Liverpool Magistrates Court £900.00 - £1,500.00 excluding VAT.

Fees for Hearings further afield will be discussed on a case by case basis.

Disbursements

“Disbursements” are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as medical or forensic experts. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Other disbursements will include parking charges & travel costs including mileage which we charge at 45p per mile plus VAT.

Our experienced Solicitor Advocates handle the majority of advocacy themselves.  However, Counsel are sometimes required. Counsel's fees are estimated at between £750.00 to £1,500 per day (depending on the experience of the Barrister) for attending a Court Hearing (including preparation).

Key stages

The fees set out above cover all of the work in relation to the following key stages of a case:

  • taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely outcome and sentence;
  • obtaining the initial evidence on which the Prosecution rely;
  • Preparing for (and attending) one Hearing;
  • Preparing bundles of documents when required;
  • Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel if appropriate.

Key Staff

Frank Rogers is a Partner and has dealt with driving offence cases at Courts throughout England & Wales for over 35 years. He regularly deals with exceptional hardship arguments, Special Reasons Hearings & Trials. 

Frank qualified at Edward Lloyd & Co in Liverpool where he became a partner within 18 months of qualifying as a Solicitor.  In 1988 the firm became part of Lees Lloyd Whitley where Frank remained a partner and a key member of the Management Committee.

After a year with Oliver & Co, Chester, Frank maintained his specialism in business development and driving offences and joined Brown Turner Ross in 2011 and became a Director in 2013. Frank joined Kirwans in 2017. 

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What our clients say...

I was recently and successfully represented by Kirwans and in particular Frank Rogers. From my initial enquiry Frank was able to offer clear assurances of the amount of support he could provide.

Upon our meeting he made it clear of the path forward formally and made the rest of the case run professionally until the successful outcome.

Frank’s personal and professional approach was commendable and I would recommend Frank and Kirwans Solicitors for anyone in need of exceptional support.

Mr Saunders