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Our Fees

We offer a fixed fee for Minor (Summary Only) Motoring Offences where you will be entering a Guilty Plea. For more complex cases, for instance where there is a Not Guilty Plea, the cost may vary.

The below prices do not include VAT or disbursements.

Motoring Offences: Not Guilty Pleas

The below is an estimate for representing you in a Motoring Offence where you wish to enter a Not Guilty Plea. Our fees are calculated on an hourly rate and an estimated cost for this service is provided below based on a typical case.

The below does not include VAT or disbursements.

Average fee: £750.00

Estimated Timescale: relies on court dates.

 

Includes:

Considering Evidence

Providing advice in relation to plea and likely sentence

Where we cannot anticipate a likely sentence, advice on options available to the court for sentencing

When appropriate, advice on whether exceptional hardship or a special reasons argument should be made

Representation at court for a preliminary hearing and trial

Taking statements from any witnesses

Advice on appeal, if necessary

Does not include:

Instruction of expert witnesses

Preparation / representation for appeal

Specials reasons argument

Exceptional hardship where dealt with at a separate hearing

Get a more accurate quote

Every case is different, to get a bespoke estimate contact us today and we can discuss the specifics of yours.

Call: 01554 755 101
Email: contactus@gomerwilliams.co.uk

Meet the Team

Laura Sherwood

Supervisor, Director, Solicitor
Qualified: 2008

Laura joined the team at Gomer Williams in 2013 and is a valued member of the Criminal Department.

Laura qualified in 2008 and has nearly a decade of experience under her belt representing some of the most vulnerable clients in relation to a wide variety of criminal matters including some of the most complex of cases.

Laura is very popular amongst clients, she is sympathetic to their needs and circumstances but at the same time is a strong advocate both at the police station and in Court. Laura’s knowledge of the law and approachable personality is such that she is regarded as one of the go to lawyers in her field.

Gareth Jones

Director, Solicitor
Qualified: 2004

Gareth is a well-known senior criminal defence practitioner who is highly regarded by both our clients and his peers for his down to earth and no-nonsense approach matched by significant experience in the most complex of criminal cases. Gareth is also a specialist within the Mental Health team at Gomer Williams.

Gareth has dealt with a number of high profile criminal cases, including murder, drug cases, fraud, violent offences and proceeds of crime act prosecutions. He specialises in high value frauds and other white collar crime, such as identity theft and bribery.

Gareth is highly regarded and recommended by other lawyers as he has a reputation for providing clients with skilled and expert advice throughout a case and provides consistency and clarity during, often difficult, criminal proceedings.

Gareth joined Gomer Williams & Co in May 2012. Since then and now as a Director of the firm, he has been instrumental in leading our ‘fresh approach’ to legal solutions while continuing our heritage of offering excellent and accessible legal advice to our clients and to our local community.

Gareth trained at DPA Law, then moved to Howe and Spender Solicitors, Neath. He then joined Graham Evans & Partners in Swansea before joining Gomer Williams.

Steven Lloyd

Solicitor
Qualified: 1982

Stephen is an experienced solicitor having qualified in 1982. He specialises in criminal law and has dealt with all types of cases, from the straightforward to complex cases including importation of drugs and a number of murders.

He has been a Duty Solicitor since inception and therefore able to advise at Police Stations and Courts. In addition he has experience in management and client relations and understands the importance of developing the best possible relationships with clients.

Stephen also has experience in conveyancing, probate and child care law.

Richard Morgan

Solicitor
Qualified: 1995

Richard is a highly experienced criminal defence lawyer having qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and specialising in criminal law since 1998. He has advised and represented defendants upon a wide range of criminal offences including complex and challenging cases such as murder, manslaughter and fraud.

Richard is a full member of police station duty solicitor scheme and criminal law accreditation scheme.

He regularly attends at police stations to provide advice from the outset of investigations and is a well-known advocate at local Magistrates courts representing clients up to and including trial. Richard works closely with barristers also in preparation of cases at Crown Court. He is very approachable, provides sound and clear advice and at all times strives to get the best outcome for clients He is a fluent Welsh speaker and can offer advice and representation in Welsh.

Peter Rhys-Jones

Solicitor
Qualified: 1975

Peter obtained Solicitor-Advocate status on 26 January 2006 and is authorised to conduct criminal proceedings in the higher courts.

He has worked as a solicitor in several firms in the Carmarthen area; a partner in two and practising as a sole practitioner for a time with a bias towards Criminal Defence Litigation and advocacy.

He has also had some Prosecution experience in prosecuting for the RSPCA and as an agent for the Dyfed-Powys Police Force Prosecuting Solicitors Office before the creation of the Crown Prosecution Service.

Peter was admitted to the Rolls on 15 November 1975.

Hywel Davies

Solicitor
Qualified: 2000

Hywel was admitted as a Solicitor in 2000 and is a long term qualified Duty Solicitor, dealing with all areas of Criminal Law.

Hywel regularly attends at police stations to provide advice from the outset of investigations and is a well-known advocate at local Magistrates courts representing clients up to and including trial.

Hywel is able to conduct all cases in Welsh.

Meinir Phillips

Legal Executive
Qualified: 2016

Menir is a Graduate Chartered Institute Legal Executive (GCILex), specialising in criminal law and criminal litigation.

Meinir advises clients at the police station and oversees cases that proceed to the Crown Court. She has first-hand experience of dealing with high profile murder and manslaughter cases, historical sexual abuse, rape and complex multi-million pound fraud and drug conspiracies.

She is fluent in Welsh.

Matthew Ridler

Trainee Solicitor

Matthew specialises in criminal law and has experience of dealing with high profile cases including murder, fraud, serious assaults, drug cases and serious sexual assaults.

Matthew is a fully accredited police station representative, allowing him to represent client’s detained in custody.

He also works within our Crown Court department, undertaking administrative duties for Crown Court cases and regularly attends the Crown Court with clients and counsel, to help see cases through to completion.

Matthew was born and raised in South Wales. He completed his law degree at Cardiff University in 2012 and subsequently completed the Legal Practitioner’s Course at Swansea University in 2015.

Matt left the legal world in 2015 and was subsequently employed by the Welsh Rugby Union as the Elite Rugby Co-ordinator, dealing with a number of high profile and complex compliance issues.

He joined Gomer Williams in 2018.

Geraint Fry

Paralegal

Geraint works within our busy family department, mainly dealing with matrimonial and childcare matters. He prides himself on offering a friendly and compassionate service to all our clients.

Geraint is also Police Station Accredited, a qualification that allows him to represent clients who have been taken into custody.

Geraint is currently completing his Legal Practice Course (LPC) on a part-time basis whilst working at Gomer Williams.

Geraint joined Gomer Williams in January 2017 as a paralegal and has since graduated with a first class law and history degree from Swansea University.

Jessica Smith

Paralegal

Jessica is Police Station Accredited, a qualification that allows him to represent clients who have been taken into custody.

Jessica is currently completing her Legal Practice Course (LPC) whilst working at Gomer Williams.

Jessica joined Gomer Williams in August 2018 as a paralegal. Prior to this Jessica graduated with a law degree from Swansea University in 2018.

Our Process

Motoring Offences

Stage 1

Taking Instructions

In our first meeting, which we can do by telephone, you can provide us with initial information on what happened. We will consider this information and other facts available, providing you with advice on how to plead.

Stage 2

Considering Evidence

In a majority of simple motoring offences, the only option for the defendant is to try and mitigate sentencing at their hearing. We may recommend that evidence, such as witness statements or video footage, could assist in achieving this for you.

If so, we will take time prior to your hearing to compile and review evidence as well as preparing a defence based on it on your behalf. This would carry an additional cost which can vary based on the amount of evidence required, however on average the cost is £500.00 + VAT.

Stage 3

Hearing Date

Prior to the date that you have to attend court we will discuss court procedure with you as well as sentencing options available to the court, and a likely outcome for your case.

We will then attend on your hearing and make an argument on your behalf. We will discuss the outcome with you to ensure you understand the sentencing.

Stage 4

Appeal

If you wish to, and we believe there is grounds to, we can discuss your options in regards to an appeal of the decision on the day. This would carry additional cost which we are able to discuss with you.