023 9238 1114

Out of hours 08080 333363

Our Team

Jo Rivers FCILEx

CILEX Advocate and Police Station Case Manager

Jo has substantial experience and a fine eye for detail, she is willing to consider and research every available avenue in preparing proceedings from charge through to trial, from the minor to the most serious of Crown Court matters. Jo will fight to ensure a clients rights are protected when detained at the police station and ensure they are treated fairly throughout an investigation and has specialist knowledge of dealing with vulnerable young people and those with special needs. Jo is approachable, she demonstrates empathy and professionalism in every aspect of her work.

Jo is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and has recently obtained her rights to appear before the Magistrates and Youth Court, an Accredited Police Station Representative and has a Upper Second-Class Honours degree in Criminology with Psychology

Portsmouth Office:
4 Highbury Buildings,  
Portsmouth, PO6 2SN,
Tel: 023 9238 1114
Fax: 023 9238 1115

We have a hugely experienced admin team who can deal with all enquiries in the absence of any member of your defence team.

At Wessex Solicitors we have at your disposal years of experience in all types of cases. When you instruct Wessex Solicitors you will have a dedicated team appointed to your case including a supervising Solicitor and dedicated case worker and if necessary an independent Barrister and Forensic Expert. You are at liberty to choose your own team should you so wish.

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.

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.

Fees

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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