OUR PROMISE TO YOU
We will endeavour at all times to fix our fees in advance. We will agree a fee with you in advance to provide you with certainty and peace of mind. We take the strain and worry out of the proceedings and under our fixed fee service you do not have to worry about mounting legal fees.
Justice delayed is justice denied so do not delay instruct us now and secure justice FOR YOU!
Fees are payable upon instruction.
Whilst we tend to deal with most people via telephone conferences and email sometimes it is beneficial to hold an office consultation, some people prefer face to face consultations and that is fine. We are happy to see you to discuss your case in detail face to face. These tend to be about an hour but we do not tend to clock watch as we are always keen to ensure that we have all the necessary information we need and that you have all the advice you need to understand how we are dealing with your case.
The starting fee for an office consultation is £250 + VAT.
Auriga Advocates work on the basis that the client is king and we do not allow cases to proceed to trial if there is an opportunity to make written representations regarding the charges being faced which may avoid court altogether. We will agree a fixed fee for this service depending on the complexity of your case.
The starting fee for this service is £400 +VAT (this is per organisation so will increase if there are more than one to write to).
Often only a written a plea and mitigation is required rather than attending court. We have an excellent success rate at avoiding a discretionary disqualification at this stage. We will take a full statement from you and gather any supporting evidence in support. We will then prepare a full letter of plea and mitigation to the court to try and persuade the court to impose a lesser penalty and endorse your licence rather than disqualify you.
- We will fully prepare your case for trial.
- Our team will take all necessary witness statements and make detailed representations to the CPS where appropriate to try and get them to withdraw the proceedings without the need for trial.
- We will deal with the court and apply for adjournments where necessary.
- On your behalf, we’ll deal with all issues in relation to disclosure.
- We will provide a specialist Barrister to represent you at trial from our expert panel.
- If necessary we will advise you on appeal.
Our starting fee for this stage is £1200 + VAT
In exceptional hardship cases it is usually preferable to appear before the court. We have 98% success rate over the last 12 months in these cases due to the degree of our preparation and outstanding advocacy in court. We prepare the evidence in support of the application and arrange representation at court.
The starting fee for this service is £800 + VAT.
Crown Court Fees
When a case moves to the Crown Court we try whenever possible to agree a fixed fee but sometimes cases are too involved and unpredictable at this level that it is impossible to assess the costs accurately so we would in those circumstances apply our hourly rate of £250+ VAT.
Application to Remove a Ban Early
If you have been disqualified from driving there are occasions when we will be able to apply to the court to get your ban lifted. (You have to have been banned for at least two years, this does not apply to cases where a mandatory re-test has been ordered).
The starting fee for this application is £1200 + VAT.
All other Services
Other services such as lodging appeals, statutory declarations
Hourly Rated Cases
Sometimes we need to work on the basis of an hourly rate. When we do we work quickly and efficiently on behalf of you and we are very conscious that our time is your money. Our current hourly rate is £250 + VAT.
You choose which level of service you want and we will get to work.
We want you to spread the payment out we accept payment by instalments as long as the final payment is 14 days prior to the hearing. We will not start work without an initial payment and acceptance of our terms and conditions.
If payment is not received in full we will not attend court on your behalf.
All fees are exclusive of VAT and DO NOT include expert fees, travel and accommodation costs or any other unforeseeable costs.