Road Traffic Offences

For all driving offences, where a guilty plea is being entered, we offer a fixed fee of £1,100 +VAT (£1,200) payable on account

Our Fees include:

  • Requesting (where necessary) and considering all of the prosecution evidence
  • Taking your instructions
  • Advice on likely sentence and all relevant mitigation
  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates’ Court
  • Lodging an appeal if required
  • One hour return travel by car from our Altrincham office

Our Fees do not include:

  • Instruction of any expert witnesses on your behalf
  • Taking statements from any witnesses
  • Taking your instructions at your home or other location other than our Altrincham office
  • Advice, assistance and representation in respect of a ‘special reasons’ argument
  • Advice, assistance and representation in respect of an ‘exceptional hardship’ argument
  • More than one hour return travel by car from our Altrincham office (each additional hour/part thereof is billed at £100 per hour)
  • Additional hearings if the case is adjourned or has to be heard at a higher court
  • Instruction of counsel, unless otherwise agreed
  • The provision of detailed advice on appeal, (especially where counsel’s advice is needed)
  • Pursuing an appeal at a higher court,

The Key Stages of our Services to you

The following key stages of our service to you are based on the presumption that you are entering a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing:

  • We will arrange a meeting with you at our Altrincham office to take your instructions about what happened. This is usually (and preferably) face-to-face
  • Where relevant we will endeavour to obtain and consider initial disclosure and any other evidence, obtain your instructions and advise you
  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
  • We will attend and meet you at court on the day of the hearing and present your case to the Court
  • Due to the uncertainty of court listing, we cannot say for certain how long your case will take to be dealt with but would expect it to take no longer than half a day
  • Following the hearing, we will discuss the outcome with you and will lodge an appeal with the Court if required 

The Team

Our team has over 40 years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to criminal matters, including road traffic offences. The team has particular expertise in Magistrates’ Court matters.

Roberto Lavorini will work on your matter. He will be supervised by Andrew McHale, Senior  Partner of the Practice.

 

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Roberto Lavorini – Solicitor

Roberto has been a solicitor since 1998 and has a wealth of experience in the field of criminal law, dealing with police station and Magistrates’ Court Cases.

After completing his Law Degree at the University of Essex and Legal Practice Course, Roberto undertook his training contract at Harry Boodhoo and Co, specialising in predominantly legally aided criminal work where he later became a partner and remained until 2008.

Following a career change Roberto returned to Legal Practice when he joined McHale & Co in 2015, specialising in private criminal matters, particularly road traffic offences.

 

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Andrew McHale – Senior Partner

Senior Partner and founder of McHale & Co, Andrew McHale qualified as a solicitor in 1996, specialising in Civil Litigation and Criminal Advocacy (defending regulatory body and CPS prosecutions). He started his own firm McHale & Co in 2001, and is Law Society Criminal Litigation Accredited and a member of the Law Society of Ireland.