Public Access: Summary Only Motoring Offences | 39 Park Square


Public Access: Summary Only Motoring Offences

Our barristers can advise and represent you in court if you are charged with a ‘summary only’ motoring offence. This is a motoring offence which can only be heard in the Magistrates’ Court. For example, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, careless driving, failing to stop or report, and speeding.


Timescales for our services may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the complexity of your case and the need for additional documents. As a guide, written advice on your case will be available within two to four weeks where possible. You may also need representation at short notice. If so, please contact the clerks and our barristers will aim to represent you at the hearing where possible.


We may charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the work. Below we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees for barristers at Number 39.

If we charge fixed fees, these may vary depending on your needs. For example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and/or you have a complex case. If you have a particularly complex case, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below. There are also likely to be additional costs in the event of a conviction. Information about prosecution costs can be found on the CPS website.

Stage of Case Ranges of Fixed Fees (estimates) 
Written advice on your case£75 – £750
Preparation of case, including meetings with you and assistance with drafting of court documents£150 – £400
Guilty pleas£250 – £750
First appearance (pre-trial court appearance)£200 – £750
First day of trial£350 – £1500
Court appearances per day, after first day of trial£250 – £1500

All fees quoted are +VAT. VAT numbers can be provided on request.

Contact us for a quotation

For a quotation, please contact the clerks on 0113 2456633 or [email protected] All information is correct as of 23rd March 2022. Fees are estimates only.