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Legal Aid

Having held a long term legal aid contract with the Legal Aid Agency, we are able to offer services through legal aid funding.  We can advise you as to qualification for this service. 

Free Advice

All advice and assistance at the police station, whether you are attending voluntarily or have been arrested is FREE of charge irrespective of your income.

Private Funding

We are happy to act on a privately funded basis. We recognise that many clients may not be eligible for legal aid or would prefer to fund their own legal costs. Whilst we operate primarily on an hourly rate, we are prepared in the majority of cases to provide a fixed fee quotation to alleviate concerns with regards to long term costs.

If, in the event you are acquitted of charges then you may seek an order that part of your defence costs are re-paid to you from Central Funds. This return would however be at the same rate as paid by the Legal Aid Agency.

Get a free first consultation

If you are appearing before the Court we are able to represent you either privately or under legal aid. We can provide a free first consultation to discuss whether you are eligible for legal aid.
Contact us via email, call us or drop by. Arrangements can also be made to meet you at a court local to you nationwide and video conferencing facilities are available via your mobile, tablet, laptop or computer.

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Wessex Solicitors Chambers is the trading name of Wessex Solicitors Chambers Limited
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We aim to provide a personal and effective service at all times but problems can arise.  If you are at all concerned please contact us so we can meet to discuss matters.  If we cannot solve the problem then there is a complaints procedure of which a copy is available upon request and is overseen by Howard Barrington-Clark who can be contacted by letter, telephone or personally at the office.  If the matter remains unresolved within 8 weeks or you are not satisfied you can contact the Legal Ombudsman who resolves complaints about legal services. Web address is legalombudsman.org.uk or alternatively 0300 5550333.


We offer a fixed fee of £500 plus VAT for advice and representation on road traffic offences that are dealt with at a Magistrates Court and concluded at the first hearing.

This fee includes;

  • explaining the court procedure so you know what to expect at court and the sentencing options available.
  • considering the evidence including initial disclosure if available
    taking your instructions
  • initial advice in relation to an appeal

Should you require additional services such as taking instructions from a witness, instructing any expert witnesses, these are of course available but at additional cost. Please note that travel to a non local court will incur additional fees.

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