Andover: 01264 400 500 Salisbury: 01722 412 000

Private Client Criminal Litigation

We regularly represent clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts and  the Court of Appeal.  Our defence lawyers have extensive experience in all areas of the criminal law, enabling them to provide sound, practical advice as well as effective representation in court.  People come to us when they are in trouble. They rely on us to advise and to guide them through each stage of an investigation and any resulting prosecution, and to deliver the best possible outcome.

Specific areas include:

  • Advice and representation at police stations;
  • Representation before all criminal courts;
  • Advice on Appeal procedure.

Criminal Litigation Costs 

The fee earner dealing with such matters has over 40 years’ experience and his currently hourly rate is £270 exclusive of VAT. 

An average charge for a guilty plea is £1500 plus VAT, plus counsel's fee of approximately £300 plus VAT. 

A Defended Prosecution is charged on an hourly rate basis. It is very difficult to provide an estimate of Costs at the outset, and a budget is usually agreed with you in order to progress the case to an agreed point (eg, work undertaken in seeking to persuade the CPS to discontinue the case). Counsel's and expert witness fees depend on extent of work to be undertaken, and always agreed with client in advance.  

The length of such proceedings is again, often variable.

Department contacts:

Salisbury 01722 412 000

Andover 01264 400 500