Legal Aid & Fees

Initial telephone or email contact with us is free of charge. We will not be able to give you specific advice over the phone or via email other than to confirm whether we are able to assist and outline in brief general procedures and the assistance we could offer if instructed. 

LEGAL AID

 

If you are eligible for Legal Aid, we will assist you in making an application.  To enable us to do this you must provide us with all information requested in support of the application.  We will be able to give you some initial advice as to the likelihood of you being eligible for Legal Aid.

 

PRIVATE REPRESENTATION

 

If you are not eligible for Legal Aid, we will either agree a fixed fee with you or provide an estimate of our fees based on our usual hourly rate, dependant on the individual factors of your case including the type of offence and complexity.

 

Normal hourly rate £200 + VAT *

 

You will be provided with an estimate of our cost at the start of the case. This will be reviewed regularly throughout you case and you will be updated in writing accordingly.

* a lesser sum may be charged at the discretion of the Director.

Some cases can be dealt with at one hearing or full advice given in one meeting.  In these circumstances we are happy to agree a fixed fee.  This will vary depending on the case, but we are happy to discuss this on a case by case basis.

Minimum fixed fee £250 + VAT

 

ROAD TRAFFIC OFFENCES (SUMMARY ONLY) - FIXED FEE

 

We understand how important your drivers’ licence is and that you may be worried about the risk of losing your licence.  We will give tailored individual advice but set out our fees for these types of cases below.

 

Guilty Plea

 

For advice and representation at the Magistrates Court in relation to summary only road traffic offences dealt with at a single hearing we charge a fee of £300.00 + VAT. This is based on the fact that there will only be one hearing and the case will be concluded at that single hearing. 

 

The cost may vary if your case or the issues involved are particularly complex.  For this fee we will: -

 

Obtain the Prosecution evidence and consider it.

 

Attend upon you and take your full instructions and advise on the most appropriate plea and likely outcome.

 

Where appropriate, advice on whether an exceptional hardship, or special reasons argument should be made. Where such an argument is to be advanced then the fee will be increased to reflect that.

 

Attend Court with you and represent you.

 

Advising on any appeal if appropriate.

 

Not Guilty Plea

 

If you enter a not guilty plea and your case is prepared for and proceeds to trial, we will charge a basic fee of £600.00 + VAT for a half day hearing and £800 plus VAT for a full day hearing. 

 

The cost may vary if your case or the issues involved are particularly complex.  For this fee we will:

 

Obtain the Prosecution evidence and consider it.

 

Attend upon you and take your full instructions and advise on the most appropriate plea and likely outcome.

 

Attend upon any defence witnesses and obtain statements.

 

Instruct an expert if necessary.

 

Attend Court with you and represent you at your trial.

 

Advising on any appeal if appropriate.

 

All work is undertaken by a Solicitor unless agreed otherwise.

 

LEGAL EXPENSES COVER

 

You may have Legal Expenses cover under your household, car or other insurances that you may have.  We would advise you to speak to your Insurers about this.  It is possible for us to be appointed to act on your behalf by your Insurers, but you must contact them and discuss the matter to seek their agreement in advance.

 

ALL CASES

 

Please note that reference to VAT in this document means VAT at the current rate of 20% unless otherwise stated.  The above fees do not include any disbursements, experts’ fees or other expenses incurred in relation to the conduct of your case ie travel expense.  These items will be discussed with you in advance and agreed in writing.

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Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.  Appointments at other times can be arranged by calling or emailing us.

 

Where a face to face appointment is not possible we can offer appointments via Skype Zoom, MS Teams, FaceTime or WhatsApp to ensure that you receive the advice you need.

 

In case of an emergency we operate an out of hours service 24/7 365 days of the year. Please call 01392 927705 and we will be happy to assist you.

 

Based in Exeter

 

KB Legal - Criminal & Civil Defence Solicitors Exeter

We offer a free initial consultation.

Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.  Appointments at other times can be arranged by calling or emailing us info@kblegal.co.uk

 

In case of an emergency we operate an out of hours service 24/7 365 days of the year.

01392 927 705​

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KB Legal - Criminal & Civil Defence Solicitors Exeter
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