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.
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.
4 Highbury Buildings,
Portsmouth, PO6 2SN
Emergency Tel: 08080 333363
Tel: 023 9238 1114
Fax: 023 9238 1115
Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority - Registration No. 518972
Wessex Solicitors Chambers is the trading name of Wessex Solicitors Chambers Limited
VAT No: 6739730 94
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;
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.