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Our Pricing Structure
We have developed a pricing structure to suit everyone in relation to their income levels.
Whichever option you choose, we guarantee that you will receive an outstanding service. If you have any doubts, please read our testimonials, which will provide you with the reassurance that you need.
We offer three pricing packages, depending on the offence that you face prosecution for, and your intended plea of guilty or not guilty. We also offer payment by instalment plans for some not guilty cases, although we must receive the full fees prior to your trial commencing. We will always honour the price that is agreed at the outset.
Not Guilty Pleas
The three levels of fees in respect of the service; Classic, Premium and Premium Plus.
If you contest any case to trial then non contested summary only motoring offences will range between £4,000 – £10,000 depending on the complexity of the case and on what package you choose. We will discuss your case with you and give you a clear indication of the fees once we have all the facts.
The above figures quoted do not include VAT.
Defendants’ Costs Orders
If you are acquitted or the case against you is discontinued, then you will receive a defendant’s costs order. This will result in a proportion of the legal costs that you have paid being reimbursed to you after the conclusion of your case.
The prices for preparation and representation at court for summary only offences are for those cases heard in the Magistrates Court and concluded at one hearing.
There are two different fixed fees. The first fixed fee is if you are not at risk of a community order or a prison sentence. The second fixed fee relates to the case where you are at risk of a community order or a prison sentence.
- The service provided for a fixed fee includes the following:
- Expert driving offence representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court from a barrister or solicitor;
- Detailed guidance about the court procedure;
- Full telephone support from your case worker;
- Providing guidance on the format and content of character references;
- Drafting and sending your mitigation witness statement in preparation for your court hearing;
- Providing advice to you including likely sentence;
- Making relevant enquiries with the DVLA if necessary;
- Considering the evidence;
- Untimed telephone conference with your case handler;
- Advice about your sentence and post hearing guidance on paying fines and advice on appeal.
As with not guilty pleas, the pricing structure follows the same format of a premium plus, premium and classic service. The classic service includes all the above and representation with a qualified solicitor or barrister at court, who’s fees are included in the fixed fee. The cost of this option is £1,000 to £1,200.
The Premium service includes all the above and guarantees that the case preparation of your case will be undertaken by a solicitor rather than a paralegal. The advocate who attends court with you will be a qualified solicitor or barrister, again, this is included in the fixed fee. The cost of this option is £1,200 to £1,500.
We also offer a Premium Plus package, and this enables you to have your case prepared by Carl Millar who is the owner and director of the practice. The fee for this service is £1,200 to £2,000 and the advocate who attends court with you will be either be Carl Millar or a barrister.
If, for any reason, the first hearing is adjourned then we will charge a separate fixed fee for the same amount as the first hearing.
The above quoted fees do not include:
- Advice in relation to any appeal;
- Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing;
- Obtaining, reviewing and advising upon any medical evidence if medical evidence is needed as part of your case;
- Instruction of an expert witness;
The above costs do not include VAT.
What Service will I Receive for the Payment I Make?
Your case will be prepared by one of our case workers. You can also be guaranteed to be represented by a solicitor, or by Carl Millar who is a solicitor and owner of the practice. The service includes preparation of your case and representation at court by a solicitor or a barrister.
Details of the paralegals and solicitors working at Millars Solicitors Ltd are below:
Admitted as a Solicitor in 1998 and specialises in Motoring Law.
Consultant Solicitor to the Practice who qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and specialises in Motoring Law.
Paralegal who specialises in Motoring Law.
Paralegal who specialises in Motoring Law.
At Millars Solicitors we want to give you the best possible legal service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem
In the first instance in line with the firms complaints policy please write to Carl Millar, the firms principal, at Millars Solicitors, 76 King Street, Manchester, M2 4NH and he will deal with your complaint in accordance with the firms complaints policy.
Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.
You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, their email address is:- www.sra.org.uk/contact-us
What to do if we cannot resolve your complaint
The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.
Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:
Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint and
No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.
If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.
Their contact details are:-
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.
Email: [email protected]