Motoring law experts

At James Murray Solicitors, we have a team of experts in motoring law ready to help you with your case.

Contact us at our Liverpool or Bootle office to find out more.

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What we do

Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the things that you did do.”

You are probably reading this website and looking for some inspiration or guidance as you try to deal with the court summons that you have received or the speeding ticket that has been issued to you.

You may be extremely fearful of the future, knowing that you may well lose your driving licence, your job, perhaps even your home, all down to that motoring offence that you are facing.

Right now, you may be tempted to do nothing at all and just hope that the whole problem solves itself. But at some point you are going to find yourself in that court room, fighting for your driving licence. So, don’t be scared any longer, don’t be disappointed in years to come when you look back on your case and wish you had instructed this firm to represent you. There are ways to avoid a driving ban, if you can successfully argue that losing your licence will cause exceptional hardship, or that there are special reasons why you must be able to drive.

Let us take over carrying the weight of your case, let us do the worrying for you. Our team of experts in motoring law will look after you and your case from start to finish. From drunk driving and drug driving to driving without due care and attention, we have experience in a wide range of motoring offence cases.

Our Fees

As a firm that is instructed in a significantly high number of motoring cases, we have found that many of our Clients prefer the security of knowing exactly how much their case will cost them.

For that reason we are always willing to offer a fixed fee arrangement, for the majority of motoring matters, and if you cannot afford to discharge that cost immediately, a payment plan may be entered into.

The beauty of the fixed fee is that there are no hidden charges or extra costs for you to incur. Each fixed fee will depend on the case that we are dealing with and, before providing a quote for such a fee, we would need to know more about your case. Please call us to discuss your case and a fixed fee quote can be just a phone call away.

Once a fixed fee agreement is in place that allows the Client access to an experienced Solicitor, who will also have conduct of the case.  You will be in very capable hands from start to finish.

We are a firm that prides itself on the quality of the service that we provide. From the moment you instruct us, your concerns become our concerns, let us carry the weight of those legal proceedings for you and leave your worries with us, for no extra fee.

Clients are often surprised at just how affordable our representation can be and, for as little as £200 you will have instructed a firm that cares passionately about your case and how to achieve the best possible result for you.

Our fee structures are as follows:

  1. Letters of mitigation to a Court (where you wish to plead guilty and have the matter dealt with in your absence) between £200 and £600.
  2. Representation at Court for a sentence hearing (not involving possible disqualification) between £800 and £1500.
  3. Representation at Court for a sentence hearing (where there is a risk of disqualification) between £1000 and £1500.
  4. Representation at Court for Exceptional Hardship (you have reached 12 points and facing a ban) between £900 and £2000.
  5. Representation at Court for a Special Reason argument (you might have committed an offence but may feel you had good reason for committing the offence and you wish to avoid penalty point endorsement or disqualification) between £900 and £2000.
  6. Representation at Court for a Trial (where you have pleaded not guilty) between £2500 and £5000.
  7. Drink and Drug Driving (guilty plea) between £800 and £1500.
  8. Drink and Drug Driving  (not guilty plea) between £3000 and £6000.
  9. Failing to provide a specimen for analysis (guilty plea) between £800 and £1500.
  10. Failing to provide a specimen for analysis (not guilty plea) between £3000 and £6000.
  11. Public Enquiry work (before Traffic Commissioner) between £2000 and £6000.

All NOT GUILTY PLEA quotations  are based on the case concluding on the same day as the trial and the trial itself being listed for one day, and the case being heard in a Court no further than 30 miles away from our Head Office in Bootle, Liverpool.

Our estimates do not include VAT which is charged at the prevailing rate

Many motoring cases require Expert Evidence to be obtained, in order to give the Client the best possible prospect of winning their case. Such disbursements are not included in our fee structure as their necessity will vary from case to case.

Although we are a firm that enjoys offering our Clients the benefit of a fixed fee agreement, there may be times, due to the complexities of the particular case, that we may have to operate on the basis of an hourly rate, which range between £180 per hour to £215 per hour.

Please also note that it may be that a client is eligible for Legal Aid and we will always discuss this with a client at the start of a case.

Meet our expert

Mark Ellis BA (Hons

Mark Ellis BA (Hons)

Solicitor, Partner

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Contact us for motoring law expertise on: 0151 933 3333

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