Unlike some firms, Phil will happily provide you with an initial assessment of your case without charge. You will not need to worry about having to pay just to get in touch.
Once you agree your instructions Phil will happily offer a fixed fee service, allowing you the peace of mind in knowing that there will be no sneaky extras. You will not be left worried about whether a call to him will add to the bill, or whether you will be charged for him writing letter as these, and all administration involved in your case will be included within the fixed price quoted when Phil is instructed. You will not even be charged extra for Phil's travel costs in attending court. And as you will be engaging Phil under the Barrister Direct Access scheme, you will be safe in the knowledge that it will be Phil who is dealing with your case throughout and not someone who has been passed it to do for him.
All that Phil asks for in return is that his fees are paid in advance of the hearing - if the matter is likely to take some time a payment plan can be arranged.
Phil is able to accept credit and debit card payments, enabling fees to be paid without difficulty.Please let Phil know if you wish to pay in this way.
Every case is different, and so it is not easy to provided a strict list of fees, but as a guide, Phil's charges are as follows ( for instructions received from April 2017):
Guilty Plea (no Hardship or Special Reasons), from £500
Guilty Plea (Hardship or Special Reasons), from £750
Half day Trial Hearing, from £800 (Mags Court)
Full day Trial Hearing, from £1250 (Mags Court)
Crown Court Appeals ( Sentence or Conviction), from £700
Initial or Interim Hearing, where instructed on trial, from £300
Stand alone Conferences for advice only, no court representation, from £150
Review of case papers and subsequent written advice, from £150
Initial Consultation by phone: Free of Charge
Phil recognises that clients rarely have limitless funds, and so, unlike some firms, will always make the client aware of the "economics" of their decision.
For example, in addition to fines - which are dependent upon a combination of a client's means and the speed at which they plead guilty - prosecution costs and a surcharge are payable. The level of prosecution costs is dependent on whether a plea of guilty is entered early - if delayed the difference can be more than £500.
Wrong advice can, in the circumstances, prove extremely costly making it all the more important to receive the right advice. Early.