MOTORING OFFENCES

Caught speeding? Driving whilst using a mobile phone? Facing a possible ban? Pardoes Motoring Offence Solicitors are a team dedicated to defending motorises who fall foul of UK traffic laws.

Our highly regarded team of Motoring Offence Solicitors are experienced at defending drivers for all UK traffic and motoring offences. We have successfully represented motorists in relation to all ranges of driving offences.

If you are facing prosecution for a driving offence, attending court will be a mandatory requirement and we understand that you will want an experienced solicitor to fight your case for you. Our team are regularly in Court defending the rights, interests and liberties of people like you. We pride ourselves on being approachable while giving practical and authoritative advice.

We provide a £99 plus VAT fixed fee 30 minute initial consultation in relation to motoring offences.

What we do:

  • Driving and traffic offences
  • Funding your case
  • Penalty points and totting up

Driving and Traffic offences

We regularly successfully represent motorists in relation to all ranges of driving and traffic offences including: 

  • Driving whilst disqualified
  • Driving with excess alcohol or drugs
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving whilst using a mobile phone
  • Dangerous driving
  • Speeding
  • Penalty points and totting up
  • Parking fines

Funding your case

£99 + VAT Fixed Fee

  • 30 mins attendance
  • Considering evidence
  • Taking your instructions
  • Providing advice and recommending a course of action including advice on likely sentence where appropriate


£450 + VAT Fixed Fee

  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing for plea and/or sentence at the Magistrates Court including:
  • Meeting with you at Court on the day to take instructions, consider the evidence and provide advice. Explain the Court procedure and the sentencing options available to the Court. Where appropriate, advice on whether an exceptional hardship, or special reasons argument should be made (but not including the preparation of such argument – see below). Answer any follow up queries you have. Discuss the outcome with you. The fee does not include:
    • Instruction of any expert witnesses
    • Taking statements from any witnesses
    • Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal
    • Preparation for exceptional hardship/special reasons arguments
  • These will carry an additional cost.


£1,000 + VAT Fixed Fee

Preparation, attendance and representation at trial or exceptional hardship/special reasons argument. Answer any follow up queries you have. Discuss the outcome with you. The fee does not include:

  • Instruction of any expert witnesses
  • Taking statements from any witnesses
  • Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

These will carry an additional cost.


Should unusual or unforeseen complexities arise, a revised quote may be necessary.

Penalty Points and Totting Up

If you acquire 12 or more Penalty Points on your licence over a three year period then this will result in a disqualification from driving under the “totting up” provisions. The minimum period of disqualification is 6 months.

The general guidelines on periods of disqualification are as follows:

  • 6 months if no previous disqualification is to be taken into account
  • 1 year if one previous disqualification of at least 56 days has taken place within the last three years immediately preceding the date of this offence
  • 2 years if more than one previous disqualification of at least 56 days has taken place within the last three years immediately preceding the date of the new offence

If you face a possible ban under the above “totting up” provisions then it may be possible to persuade the Court to impose a shorter disqualification period or waive the ban altogether by arguing ‘exceptional hardship’. Tactically, however, an advantage of being disqualified is that a ban of any length under “totting up” will clear your licence of penalty points effectively wiping the slate clean.  Examples of what a Court may consider to be exceptional hardship include:

  • A restriction on mobility for a driver with severe health problems
  • A threat to job stability of employees if a manager, business owner or key employee is unable to fulfil their role
  • Loss of career. This might be shown to amount to exceptional hardship but requires the right preparation, supporting information, good advocacy at Court and sympathetic Magistrates.  Loss of employment, on its own, will not usually amount to grounds for exceptional hardship
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