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Road Traffic Offences

We have extensive experience in dealing with the full spectrum of RTA offences. We have listed some of the most common ones below:

Most Frequent RTA offences:

  • Speeding offences – contravention of the various speed limits.
  • Driving without insurance or permitting someone else to drive without insurance.
  • Not providing driver information in contravention of s.172
  • Driving without due care and attention in contravention of s3 RTA 1988-
  • Failing to stop/report an accident. You must report within 24 hours of the accident. S.170 RTA 1988
  • Driving without a licence – this usually goes hand in hand with driving without insurance.
  • Dangerous Driving – very serious offence.
  • Drinking & Driving – where alcohol exceeds the legal limit.

We defend clients robustly at the police station and court and take RTA offences very seriously as often the livelihood of our clients are at stake.


We at SVS Solicitors, offer representation for summary only (Dealt with in the Magistrates Court) motoring offences on a private basis.

For the following type of Hearings we offer representation at a fixed rate of £800 plus VAT.

  • Guilty plea and sentence on the same day
  • Sentence Hearing after a previous Guilty Plea has been entered into
  • Plea Hearing for you to enter into your plea on the same day
  • A Mention Hearing
  • Exceptional Hardship hearing

This fee includes the following:

  • Taking your instructions
  • Considering evidence
  • Providing advice in relation to plea, court procedure and likely sentence
  • Where appropriate, advise on external hardship, or whether a special reasons argument should be made.

For the following type of Hearings we offer representation at a rate of £1200 plus VAT (Where a senior barrister is used this will be £1400 plus VAT):

  • Trial hearing (Additional Trial days, i.e. 2nd day of trial hearing will be £800 plus VAT for each hearing)
  • Special Reasons Hearing
  • Newton Hearing

This fee includes:

  • Taking your instructions
  • Considering evidence
  • Representation at the hearing
  • Taking witness statements if required

*Please note that disbursements (I.e. instructing an expert) will be payable on top of these quotes including additional travel expenses. Such costs will depend on the nature of expert and travel distance.
Time scales vary based on the court listings.


Mr James Ojukwu, a Solicitor with over 3 years post qualification experience within our firm will have conduct of your case. Mr Rob Johnson, a Solicitor with over 10 years post qualification experience will be responsible for the supervision of the work. The Managing Director and Solicitor, Mr Sasha Sidhu (over 10 years post qualification experience), has overall responsibility on behalf of SVS Solicitors.

*For further details on those handling your matter, please click on the names of the individuals under profiles.