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We are a specialist legal aid firm but can also
help clients who may not qualify for legal aid.
We will continue to help those who need
public funding for advice and representation.

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Summary Motoring offences can only be dealt with in the Magistrates Court, and include speeding, drink driving, drug driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving without due care and attention and many, many more offences.

We have extensive experience in relation to motoring offences. Our team of 6 fully qualified lawyers work as a team and have extensive experience with motor offences and criminal law work in general.

We offer a 24 hour a day service and can help you free of charge (under the Legal Aid Scheme at a nil cost to yourself) should the police wish to interview you under caution either under arrest or as a voluntary interview under caution. You may be eligible for legal aid at court for some summary motoring offences depending on your means and the seriousness of the case. We will always advise on your eligibility for legal aid before advising on our private fee paying costs.

Our team:

Adrian Pollard - Law degree, Partner, Criminal Solicitor and Higher Court Advocate, admitted in 1989.
Anthony Murphy - Law degree, Partner, Criminal Solicitor and Higher Court Advocate, admitted in 1992.
Antony Farrell - Law degree, Barrister - called to the bar in 2016. Previously Solicitor and Higher Court Advocate, admitted in 2000.
Natalie McMullen - Law degree, Criminal Solicitor, admitted in 2012.
Emma McCallum - Law degree, Criminal Solicitor, admitted in 2012.
Rebecca Dunford - Law degree, Criminal Solicitor, admitted in 2013.

Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Adrian Pollard, Partner and Anthony Murphy, Managing Partner.

Our telephone number 0113 2468151 is answered 24 hours a day.

We are able to offer fixed fees for guilty plea cases and not guilty plea cases. Please see example below.

We are based in Leeds opposite the Magistrate's Court but we are able to represent you at court centres throughout Yorkshire. We can agree a fixed fee for preparing and representing you at court but for travel, we charge an additional hourly rate of £100 per hour plus VAT if your case is not at Leeds Magistrates Court. There are no travel costs for Leeds Magistrates Court.

In addition there may be disbursements as detailed below.

The fees quoted below exclude Value Added Tax.

Our fee for a guilty plea, for example, drink driving

1) You pleading guilty and case dealt with at first hearing £500

This includes the following:
  • Considering evidence
  • Providing advice in relation to plea and likely sentence
  • Where we cannot anticipate the likely sentence, advice 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
  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court
Please note the key stages of your matter are based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea or will plead guilty and have a date for your hearing.

What this fee includes:
  • Meet with your solicitor 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 to be agreed and would be unusual on a guilty plea case)
  • 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 half a day.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.
This fee does not include:
  • Disbursement costs ( mileage at 45p per mile, parking, train fares, taxis etc)
  • Instruction of any expert witnesses or medical reports
  • Taking statements from any witnesses
  • Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
  • Advice and assistance in relation to an exceptional hardship hearing
  • Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal
2) If you plead guilty at the first hearing and the case is adjourned for sentence this will attract a further fixed fee of £500 (exclusive of VAT) in addition to 1 above.

3) We are happy to discuss a fixed fee for a denied offence in which you intend to plead not guilty.

4) We are happy to discuss a fixed fee if you are pleading guilty but want the court to consider either an exceptional hardship argument or special reasons argument.

Please feel free to contact any member of our team to discuss fixed fees for summary motoring offences.

Our telephone number is: 01132468151

Alternatively please email mail@jdelaney.co.uk

Please mark any email correspondence "Summary Motoring Offences"
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