Your driving licence can be one of most important things in life, a key to your independence and financial security.
If you are accused of a road traffic offence you will need representation by a specialist with unrivalled experience and an excellent knowledge of road traffic law.
Quentin has a reputation as one of the UK's premier Road Traffic lawyers and is the go-to choice for celebrities who need legal advice to keep their driving licences. He is renowned for an 'encyclopedic' knowledge of road traffic law, motoring offences and a ruthless attitude towards the cross examination of police officers and expert prosecution witnesses. His relentless pursuit of his clients' interests has helped many retain their driving licences and keep them clean of penalty points.
Now you can instruct Quentin directly without any solicitor’s intervention, thanks to Direct Access legislation. Simply contact Quentin for a free initial telephone consultation to explore your options.
Those who drive for a living know that keeping their licence is a top priority. Quentin realises how much a driving licence means to his professional driver clients and offers a complete service designed to help them keep their livelihood. Quentin has represented individuals such as highway maintenance drivers, taxi drivers, police officers and haulage drivers, helping them stay on the road. If you need your driving licence for work and face court proceedings contact Quentin for a no obligation conversation.
Many driving offences can only be tried in the Magistrates’ Court (referred to as on a summary only basis). We provide representation covering a variety of different scenarios that may arise including, but not limited to:
In the majority of cases that go to trial, there will be an initial hearing (first hearing) followed by a trial hearing some months afterwards. Sometimes there will be a need for additional hearings depending on the nature of the case and orders made by the Court.
If a defendant pleads guilty at the first hearing, in most cases it will be possible to move straight to sentencing at the hearing. On occasions it will be necessary for a case to be adjourned for a period of 4-6 weeks for further information to be gathered, such as pre-sentence reports, psychiatric reports or other medical reports.
In all cases a payment structure can be arranged that suits both the lay client and barrister’s needs. A contract for the provision of legal services will be drafted, including provision for payment of fees and any additional fees that may arise. Payment structures can take a variety of different forms including but not limited to:
Typically, fees can range from £1,500 - £10,000 for a single hearing. There is no upper or lower limit. Each case will be discussed individually with the lay client. Mr Hunt’s hourly rate for such cases is £300 + VAT. All fees will attract and VAT.
On occasions there will be additional costs such as travel, waiting and hotel expenses. Where such costs are likely these will be identified and included within the overall discussion with the client at the outset of the case.
Sometimes, further additional costs may arise as a case progresses. These can arise for a number of different reasons, including, but not limited to:
Mr Hunt will endeavour to ensure that within the contract for the provision of services between himself and the client, provision is made for any such eventuality.