Miscellaneous Driving Offences

Fee Includes:

  1. Initial advice pre summons (or postal requisition)
  2. Review prosecution initial disclosure and advise on plea
  3. Explaining the court procedure to you
  4. Providing advice on likely sentence
  5. Preparation of a bundle of documents to support your case
  6. Taking proof of evidence from you
  7. Taking proof of any witness who may support your case
  8. Representation at Magistrates Court for a hearing entering plea and mitigation


Fixed Fee of £2,500 plus VAT

What does this fee assume/exclude:

  • That a guilty plea has been entered and you have a date for your hearing.
  • The prosecution, police, HMCTS (Court service) and client will deal with matters expeditiously.
  • The matter can be dealt with in one attendance at the Magistrates Court, matters adjourned for pre-sentence reports or for additional disclosure to be served will incur additional charges.
  • If material is disclosed at first hearing which indicates that a not guilty plea is appropriate the matter will not be concluded at first appearance.
  • That you will communicate with us when asked to and provide full instructions when required.

If any of these key assumptions are incorrect or change over time, we will need to provide you with a revised scope of work, revised timetable and revised fee.

Despite our efforts to ensure that our role is clear, clients sometimes make incorrect assumptions about what we are and are not going to do for them. To help avoid any such misunderstanding, we bring to your attention the fact that that we are not providing you with any advice on any of the following:

  • Attendance at the police station
  • Advice on whether exceptional hardship or special reasons applies to your case
  • Attendance at appointments with the probation service
  • Attendance after court for the purpose of fines enforcement
  • Attendance at court when produced in custody following a failure to appear on bail or response to a summons
  • Any appeals against sentence
  • Attending on or dealing with the press
  • Booking or advising on a speed awareness course
  • Taking proof of evidence from more than 3 witnesses
  • Drafting any documentation (including a notice of appeal) in relation to an appeal to the Crown Court
  • Representation at the Crown Court.
  • Booking or advising on a drink driving rehabilitation course

If applicable, we will price these and any other requirements separately for you.

When necessary, we will, in consultation with you obtain such additional advice as is required from appropriately qualified third parties. Experts fees are not included in this fixed fee.

Our Team

Nils O’Donoghue

Nils joined Chadwick Lawrence in May 2011, becoming an Associate with the firm in October 2015 and a Partner in October 2017. Nils has 6 years PQE experience.  Nils helps businesses and individuals with their regulatory and compliance issues both on a contentious and non-contentious basis.  Nils recently acted for an international sports star in relation to anti-doping matter brought by UK Anti Doping.

Since 2011 Nils has regularly advised individuals and businesses on employment law issues and has a particular interest in advising sports clubs and acts for a number of the regions leading rugby union and rugby league clubs.  Nils has experience of advising sports club in high profile dismissals of both players and coaching staff, as well as advising sports clubs on immigration and disciplinary matters brought by sporting governing bodies.

Nils also advises individuals who are being interviewed under caution by the Police and other prosecuting bodies and also has experience of advising both individuals and businesses who are being investigated or prosecuted by Trading Standards, HM Revenue and Customs, The Health and Safety Executive, as well as dealing with import and export issues.

Nils has an enviable success rate in motoring law matters and regularly acts for individuals who find themselves being prosecuted by the Police for speeding, drink driving and other various motoring law offences.

Charlotte Ardon

Based: Wakefield Office

Charlotte is a Trainee Solicitor at Chadwick Lawrence, working with both the employment team and regulatory team. Having joined Chadwick Lawrence in April 2015, Charlotte is now studying towards her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law.

Charlotte also assists with Chadwick Lawrence’s seminars across West Yorkshire and has over 2 years experience of dealing with Employment and Criminal (particularly motoring) litigation.