Motoring Offences

Public Access – Motoring Offences (Summary Only)

 Our barristers can advise and represent you in court if you are charged with a ‘summary only’ motoring offence. This is a motoring offence which can only be heard in the Magistrates’ Court. For example, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, careless driving, failing to stop or report and speeding.


Timescales for our services may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the complexity of your case and the need for additional documents. As a guide, written advice on your case will be available within two to four weeks where possible. You may also need representation at short notice. If so, please contact the clerks and our barristers will aim to represent you at the hearing where possible.


We charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the work. Below we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees for barristers in Queen Square Chambers. VAT will be charged on top of these fees. (where applicable).

Your fixed fees may vary depending on your needs – for example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and/or you have a complex case. If you have a particularly complex case, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below.

Stage of Case Range of fixed fees (estimates)
Written advice on your case £300-£500
Preparation of case, including conferences with you and assistance with drafting of court documents. £300-£1,000
Guilty Pleas £350-£1,500
First appearance (pre-trial court appearance) £350-£750
First day of trial £500-£1500
Court appearances per day, after the first day of trial £250-£750

Travel costs will be charged as extra, depending on the location of the court centre your case is heard within.

Contact Us

All information is correct as of May 2019, but fees are estimates only. For the most accurate fixed fee estimate, please contact the clerks on 0117 9211966 (or e-mail