Our charges are £215.00 per hour plus VAT. Time is calculated by reference to units of 6 minutes. For these matters we work on a fixed basis as follows:-
|Representation at Court for a guilty plea one hearing (to include Pre-Sentence Report on the same day)||£350.00 plus VAT|
|Half day trial including all prep and first hearing||£795.00 plus VAT|
|Full day trial including all prep and first hearing||£975.00 plus VAT|
|Sentencing Hearing||£200.00 plus VAT|
|Travel to any courts outside the Southampton or Portsmouth||£25.00 per hour plus VAT|
What is included
What is not included
Typically for Guilty plea offences this will depend on the court date for the final hearing (likely to conclude at that hearing). For Not Guilty pleas the average timespan is 3 – 6 months.
All our clients understandably would like to know how long their matter may take and yet that is the one thing that no Solicitor can accurately predict. The average matter concludes on the first hearing if a Guilty plea and within 3 – 6 months if a Not Guilty plea and Trial. Many matters can proceed quicker than this and we will always do our best to meet a client’s requirements. Please note that this is often not within our control, due to court listings, experts and witness availability.