For all driving offences, where a guilty plea is being entered, we offer a fixed fee of £1,000 +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 to court and back 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 another 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 

 

Our Team

Paul Fitton

Dispute Resolution Solicitor

Paul joined McHale & Co in 2011 and qualified as a solicitor in 2013.  He heads up the firms dispute resolution work and his approach is to identify the practical and legal issues at the earliest possible stage, to achieve swift and cost-effective outcomes for clients. From Yorkshire, Paul prides himself on providing down-to-earth and pragmatic legal advice to achieve swift and cost-effective outcomes for clients.

Paul has extensive knowledge of a broad range of disputes and uses this knowledge to assist his clients.  The types of claim he deals with includes:

  • Construction (commercial and residential)
  • Contract
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Director/shareholder disputes
  • Injunctions
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • Landlord/tenant disputes (commercial and residential)
  • Professional negligence
  • Wills & Probate disputes

Paul also assists clients in dealing with Road Traffic Offences.

If you would like to instruct or Paul or discuss a potential case with him, please call on 0161 928 3848 or email at paul.fitton@mchaleandco.co.uk

 

Victoria Harrison

Solicitor

Victoria graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a First Class Honours Law & Criminal Justice Degree (LLB Hons) in 2018 and completed her Legal Practice Course and combined Masters in Law at the University of Law in Chester in 2020.

Victoria joined McHale & Co in January 2019 as a Trainee Solicitor. During her training contract, Victoria relished in assisting individuals with litigation matters and decided to make this her specialist area upon completion of her training contract. Victoria was admitted to the roll of solicitors on 22 February 2021 and has continued to work within our litigation team ever since.

Victoria continues to assist Paul Fitton, Head of Litigation, whilst having her own case load of complex land matters, landlord and tenant disputes, unmarried property disputes and inheritance disputes.

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Excellent, professional and caring. Michaela and her colleagues made the whole process very easy.

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I have been using McHale and Co for both the sake of my property and the purchase of my new home. Joy handled my sale and was extremely professional, helpful and persevered when dealing with my buyers solicitors who were less than professional to deal with.
Phillippa was equally professional and extremely knowledgeable on purchasing new build properties due to her years of experience in this specialist area. She was supportive and gave me confidence that I was getting a first class service. Would use them again and recommend to my friends and family.

Ms. S

…in the midst of the most stressful situations, I have never felt the need to ‘nudge’ or urge action, I have always been confident in the reliability and consistency in the service received, especially from Liz Connolly.

Ms B

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Ms W

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Ms J

Michaela is professional and confident in her field and at the same time I felt completely relaxed in her presence, a great asset to McHale & Co.

Mrs P

Always, without fail, returned email/telephone calls promptly. Thank you.

Mr D

Professional and efficient service with a personal touch.

Mr Y

Grace has been very helpful dealing our whole family, arranging wills and lasting powers of attorney. Excellent service.

Mrs N

I am very glad that I found your office and especially Helen Green. I enjoy dealing with people who know what they are doing.

Mr S

Grace Kennedy was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Updating our wills was a very smooth and efficient process.

Mr W

The service and communication provided by Michaela throughout the process of dealing with my mum’s estate has been exemplary.

Mr E

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