Note: Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties.
The lower range of the fee will be for when we anticipate up to 2 hours of preparation and attendance.
Likely disbursements will be: Mileage and parking
Considering the evidence against you
Providing advice in relation to a plea and likely sentence
Where we cannot anticipate the likely sentence, advice to you on the options available to the court in relation to sentencing
Where appropriate, advice on whether an exceptional hardship, or special reasons argument should be made
Representation at a single hearing
Potential additional costs may be charged for:
The instruction of any expert witnesses
Taking statements from any witnesses
Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal
Meet with you to provide instructions on what happened.
We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost, of £250).
We will explain the court procedure to you so 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 have.
We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for up to half a day.
We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.
The experience of the people who may carry out the work for you:
Robert Brackup and Tim Welton have at least 20 years of experience each in dealing with all criminal defence matters.