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Road Traffic Offences

If you or your company are charged with a motoring offence, let us help reduce the stress and uncertainty of a court case by supporting you with clear, practical advice and working with you to achieve the best outcome possible.

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We will advise on what you can expect in the run up to a court hearing and what your rights are through the whole process. We can prepare your case and represent you in court, often on a fixed fee basis.

What we can help with

  • Careless driving/driving without care
  • Dangerous driving
  • Defending VOSA prosecutions
  • Drink driving
  • Driving disqualification
  • Driving without insurance
  • Failing to stop/provide driver details
  • Mobile telephone use
  • Special reasons/exceptional hardship arguments
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe loads and vehicle defects


In relation to summary only motoring offences the costs in respect of a one hearing guilty plea at the magistrates court will vary between £1250 – £1500 plus VAT (currently 20%) and expenses. The price will vary depending upon the location of the court, be it Southampton or a court that involves travel in excess of 30 minutes each way. Likely disbursements are at £0.45 per mile from Southampton. The basis of this charge is our hourly rate of £370 per hour (plus VAT).

How we work with you

Whilst based in the South of England, Paris Smith acts for businesses and families throughout the UK. Technology has enabled us to provide a high level of service to our clients whether they are local to our offices or not. Our advice can be given in many ways:

  • Over the telephone
  • Via video conferencing
  • In face to face meetings

We will talk through how you would like to be contacted and the best ways for us to meet in our early conversations with you.

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Cliff Morris

Partner – Business Regulations & Compliance

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