Kent Traffic Law – Our Services
Specialist Legal Advice For Motorists Facing Prosecution
If you engage the services of Kent Traffic Law you will be represented by Sunil Rupasinha, a barrister with 25 years of experience, who specialises exclusively in motoring offences and saving driving licences. If he takes your case and agrees to advise you in private consultation and / or to represent you on any given date in court then he, alone, will deal with your case. At Kent Traffic Law we wish to ensure that there is a clear understanding of the services to be provided before you make any financial commitment. Consequently, we will discuss your concerns with you for up to 20 minutes on the phone without obligation to help you decide if you wish to engage us. This also helps us to gauge whether we are likely to be able to assist you. The fees you will be charged will be quoted in this preliminary phone call. If you then decide to proceed the quote is reduced to writing in a draft contract which is provided to you in advance of any commitment on your part.
We quote fixed fees which are subject, additionally, to vat. Do bear in mind that what seems like a complex legal matter to a member of the public may turn out to be relatively straightforward to a barrister who specialises in this field. Conversely, what may seem straightforward to a member of the public could involve complex legal and factual issues. Consequently, the fee ranges below are indicative only. The timescale over which you may require assistance varies greatly (often according to local waiting lists in the courts). However, if you need to meet or to book court representation at very short notice this can usually be arranged (subject to availability).
At Kent Traffic Law we specialise in summary motoring matters such as driving without insurance or without due care and attention, speeding, drink driving and so on. This means that we deal in fixed date cases in the Magistrates’ Courts and / or with preliminary issues which can give rise to such cases. The fees for a formal consultation can vary from £250 for a telephone consultation to £1000 for a face to face 2 hour meeting. The length and detail of meetings vary according to each case. They may include advising on how to respond to an initial police Notice, which may, in turn, depend upon whether the matter is to be admitted or contested. Determining the correct strategy and understanding one’s options at the outset can be of enormous value and save a great deal of stress and cost in the long run. Unless a case is to be contested clients usually only seek one meeting.
If a matter requires representation in court for sentencing then the fees vary from £750 – £1500 depending on the gravity and complexity of the case.
Appearances on appeals against sentence in the Crown Court and adjourned hearings in which Kent Traffic Law has already represented the Defendant in the Magistrates’ Court are charged at £500 per day (or part day).
Magistrates’ Court Trials and Appeals against Conviction in the Crown Court (listed for a day or less) are charged at £1500 – £2000 (in addition to any conference fees where applicable). (Please note that any case involving an offence which carries a potential prison sentence and / or other complexities may be subject to an increased level of fees – to be determined on a case by case basis). If you would like a telephone review of your situation including a fixed fee quote simply contact us without obligation.
We can represent you if you face any of the following:
- Drink driving
- No insurance / license
- Totting up & exceptional hardship arguments
- Failure to provide a specimen for analysis
- Failure to provide a specimen
- Failure to notify the driver
- Failure to stop/ Report an accident
- Using a mobile phone while driving
- Driving while disqualified
- Careless Driving
- Dangerous Driving
- Notices of intended prosecution
- Special reasons argument (Spiked Drinks, Shortness of Distance)
- Appeals against conviction or sentence