Solicitors in Essex

Pricing – Criminal

Gold Tier Service

(Our fixed fees are based on all works that are carried out within ordinary working hours in Essex) – Magistrates Court hearings only – Crown Court matters will be quoted separately.

Service Total cost Basis for charges – hourly rate or fixed fees or combination of both Experience and qualifications of those carrying out the service Experience and qualifications of the Supervisors Description of and cost of likely disbursements or average cost or range of costs Which of these disbursements attract VAT and at what VAT rate Key stages of the matter and likely timescales for each stage
Attendance at a police station £500
plus VAT
Fixed fee Agents Fee dependent on case 20% Attendance with you at Police Station, receiving disclosure advising you upon it and attendance at interview itself.
Advice upon Disclosure of prosecution evidence £180
plus VAT
Fixed fee N/A N/A Obtaining disclosure and advising you upon it
Guilty plea – Jeremy Sirrell attendance (complex) £1,350
plus VAT
Fixed fee Experts report if required [cost dependent on level of information required – on average £800] 20% Attending upon you, receiving your instructions advising you concerning your matter, preparing for the hearing and attending with you at court.
*Guilty Plea (with specialist)
Lower Tier – Less complex matter
£1,100
plus VAT
Fixed fee Experts report if required [cost dependent on level of information required – on average £800] 20% Attending upon you, receiving your instructions advising you concerning your matter, preparing for the hearing and attending with you at court.
Not guilty plea and fully contested trial
(with specialist)
From £1,800
plus VAT
Fixed fee Experts report if required [cost dependent on level of information required – on average £800 20% Attending upon you, receiving your instructions advising you concerning your matter, preparing for the hearing including taking witness statements and attending with you at court. Negotiation with the Prosecution if required, dealing with the matter by way of trial or compromise.

*(Particularly serious, urgent and or complex matters will sometimes fall outside of our fixed fee structure and will require a separate quotation)

Sliver Tier Service

Our fixed fees are based on all works that are carried out within ordinary working hours in Essex) – Magistrates Court hearings only – Crown Court matters will be quoted separately.

Service Total cost Basis for charges – hourly rate or fixed fees or combination of both Experience and qualifications of those carrying out the service Experience and qualifications of the Supervisors Description of and cost of likely disbursements or average cost or range of costs Which of these disbursements attract VAT and at what VAT rate Key stages of the matter and likely timescales for each stage
Attendance at a police station
(with representation)
£350
plus VAT
Fixed fee Agents Fee dependent on case 20% AttendaInitial advice and subsequent attendance with you at Police Station, receiving disclosure advising you upon it and attendance at interview itself.
Disclosure £180
plus VAT
Fixed fee N/A N/A Obtaining disclosure and advising you upon it
*Guilty Plea (with barrister)
Upper Tier – More complex matter
£1,110
plus VAT
Fixed fee Experts report if required [cost dependent on level of information required – on average £800] 20% Attending upon you, receiving your instructions advising you concerning your matter, preparing for the hearing attending with you at court.
*Guilty Plea (with barrister)
Lower Tier – Less complex matter
£800
plus VAT
Fixed fee Experts report if required [cost dependent on level of information required – on average £800] 20% Attending upon you, receiving your instructions advising you concerning your matter, preparing for the hearing and attending with you at court.
Not guilty plea and fully contested trial
(with barrister)
From £1,500
plus VAT
Fixed fee Experts report if required [cost dependent on level of information required – on average £800 20% Attending upon you, receiving your instructions advising you concerning your matter, preparing for the hearing including taking witness statements and attending with you at court. Negotiation with the Prosecution if required, dealing with the matter by way of trial or compromise.

*(Particularly serious, urgent and or complex matters will sometimes fall outside of our fixed fee structure and will require a separate quotation)

Budget Service

Our fixed fees are based on all works that are carried out within ordinary working hours in Essex) – Magistrates Court hearings only – Crown Court matters will be quoted separately.

Service Total cost Basis for charges – hourly rate or fixed fees or combination of both Experience and qualifications of those carrying out the service Experience and qualifications of the Supervisors Description of and cost of likely disbursements or average cost or range of costs Which of these disbursements attract VAT and at what VAT rate Key stages of the matter and likely timescales for each stage
Attendance at a police station
(with junior representation)
£250
plus VAT
Fixed fee Agents Fee dependent on case 20% Limited to attendance with you at Police Station, receiving disclosure advising you upon it at the police station and attending at interview.
Disclosure
(Based on attendance with Paralegal)
£180
plus VAT
Fixed fee N/A N/A Obtaining disclosure and advising you upon it
*Guilty Plea (with junior representative)
Case concludes one hearing
£500
plus VAT
Fixed fee Experts report if required [cost dependent on level of information required – on average £800] 20% Attending upon you, receiving your instructions advising you concerning your matter, preparing for the hearing and. Arranging junior representation to attend with you at court.
*Guilty Plea (with junior representation)
Case runs over two hearings 1st initial hearing and sentencing hearing
£600
plus VAT
Fixed fee Experts report if required [cost dependent on level of information required – on average £800] 20% Attending upon you, receiving your instructions advising you concerning your matter, preparing for the hearing and arranging junior representation to attend with you at court for 1st initial hearing, further attending upon you to prepare for sentencing hearing, junior representative attending court for sentencing hearing.
*Not Guilty Plea (with junior representation)
Case costs based on initial hearing and trial hearing
From £900
plus VAT
Fixed fee Experts report if required [cost dependent on level of information required – on average £800 20% Attending upon you, and preparing for sentencing hearing including preparing pre trial documentation and arranging junior representation to attend with you at court for the 1st initial plea hearing. Further attendance for trial preparation and arranging junior representation at court for trial hearing.

*(Particularly serious, urgent and or complex matters will sometimes fall outside of our fixed fee structure and will require a separate quotation)

* Able to quote in writing for work outside of Essex jurisdiction on an hourly rate

Descriptive Example

An arrest for assault including attendance at the Police Station, consultation and advice and a guilty plea [less complex] would cost approximately £1780 plus VAT and would be provided on a fixed fee basis. Carried out by Jeremy Sirrell whose qualifications are : Solicitor and Criminal Litigation Accredited and he will not require any supervision. Disbursements could include an experts report and would cost approximately £800 of which all attract VAT at a rate of 20%. From instruction the key stages of the process are as follows : attendance at Police Station, client consultation meeting, representation at court for one hearing and is likely to take on average 8 months for the matter to complete.

An arrest for driving with excess alcohol including obtaining disclosure prior to court hearing, consultation and advice and preparation for a guilty plea including all advocacy at court [less complex] would cost approximately £1100.00 plus VAT and would be provided on a fixed fee basis. Carried out by Jeremy Sirrell whose qualifications are: Solicitor and Criminal Litigation Accredited and he will not require any supervision. Disbursements could include an experts report and would cost approximately £500.00 of which all attract VAT at a rate of 20%. From instruction the key stages of the process are as follows: client disclosure meeting, representation at court for one hearing and is likely to take on average 6 weeks for the matter to complete.