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Motoring Offences

Mann and Co > Motoring Offences

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Mann & Co defend to clients facing road traffic prosecutions and representation in the defence of proceedings before the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court, throughout England and Wales.  We can provide representation either through the Legal Aid Scheme or on a private fee paying basis.

 

We understand that the loss of a driving license can have a devastating affect upon an individual and a knock on effect on their personal life, as to their employment, or as to the affect upon their business or the business in which they work.  Facing disqualification can cause an individual a lot of stress and can be a daunting prospect.  Therefore it is vital to consider whether a road traffic prosecution has been correctly brought before the Courts and to assess all relevant lines of defence.

 

It is also important and relevant to recognise that many road traffic offences are viewed as serious and can result in a sentence of imprisonment being imposed upon conviction. We defend on the full range of offences from speeding to death by dangerous driving.

 

Recent Case – Client acquitted of death by dangerous driving:

IS – Wolverhampton Crown Court – November 2015 – Death by Dangerous Driving – we represented one of two Defendant’s accused of Death by Dangerous Driving and Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous driving when two young women were mown down at a bus stop on the Hagley Road, Birmingham in May 2015. Accused of racing with his Co Accused, along the Wolverhampton and Hagley Road and reaching speeds in excess of 90 mph. Our client admitted racing and driving dangerously earlier on the Wolverhampton Road but maintained he had withdrawn from the race prior to the fatal collision. The case involved the Expert Cross Examination of multiple eye witness accounts, and the analysis and interpretation of CCTV evidence. We worked closely with the defence road traffic expert and relied upon the presentation and use of stills, DVD footage and animation to rebut the Prosecution’s case that the position and proximity of our client’s vehicle meant he was still involved in the race. Upon successful defence our client was acquitted.

MOTORING OFFENCES FEES

 

(Summary Only Offences i.e. matters which can only be dealt within the Magistrates Court)

 

GUILTY PLEA: (our legal fees)

  • £375 plus VAT
  • Non-local court (outside Black Country area) travel is £45 p/h plus VAT in addition to the above

 

Please note our fee includes attendance, preparation, considering the evidence, taking instructions, providing advice on likely sentence and attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court by an experienced qualified solicitor.

 

The key stages are:

  1. To meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened as well as to explain Court procedure and sentencing options available to the Court
  2. We will consider initial disclosure and any other evidence and provide advice
  3. We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place as this is dependent on the Court listing for that day
  4. We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going into the hearing
  5. We anticipate being at court for half a day
  6. We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is require on an appeal this will be given however any work undertaken i.e. lodging of an appeal and any representation at an appeal hearing will carry an additional cost as outlined below

 

The fee does not include the instruction of any expert witness cost if applicable which is subject to client agreement. We will discuss the outcome with you and if advice is required on an appeal this will be given as part of the fee however any work undertaken i.e. lodging of an appeal and any representation at an appeal hearing will carry an additional cost as outlined further below.

 

 

NOT GUILTY PLEA: (our legal fees)

  • Not Guilty Plea – £550 plus VAT for half day trial
  • Not Guilty Plea – £850 plus VAT for full day trial (our legal fees per day)
  • Non-local Court (outside Black Country area) travel is £45 p/h plus VAT in addition to the above

 

Please note our fee includes attendance, preparation, considering the evidence, taking instructions this includes taking of witness statements, providing advice on likely sentence plus attendance and representation at trial by an experienced qualified solicitor.

  1. To meet with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened as well as to explain Court procedure and sentencing options available to the Court
  2. We will consider initial disclosure and any other evidence and provide advice
  3. Taking of witness statements if necessary
  4. We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place as this is dependent on the Court listing for that day
  5. We will attend court on the day(s) and meet with you before going into the hearing
  6. Representation at Court for trial
  7. Time estimate for trials are difficult to estimate however we will give you an accurate as possible picture once we have considered all of the evidence.

 

The fee does not include the instruction of any expert witness which carries an additional cost if applicable subject to client agreement. We will discuss the outcome with you and if advice is required on an appeal this will be given as part of the fee however any work undertaken i.e. lodging of an appeal and any representation at an appeal hearing will carry an additional cost as outlined below.

 

 

APPEAL: (our legal fees)

  • Appeal against Conviction – £1500 plus VAT (including counsel’s fees) for one day hearing)
  • Appeal against Sentence to Crown Court – £1000 plus VAT (including counsel’s fees) for one day hearing

 

Please note our fee includes attendance, preparation, considering the evidence, taking instructions, providing advice on likely sentence, lodging an appeal and representation at Court.

 

N.B. Please note none of the above fees include expert’s fees which carries an additional cost if applicable dependent upon the expert, subject to client’s agreement.  

 

In unusual circumstances such as dealing with novel legal technicalities then our fees may be increased but this is subject to client’s agreement.

 

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Imran Shafi - Barrister

Raz Mann excels when dealing with the most complex and serious cases. He is sought out nationally by clients as a consequence of his ability to fight for the client and going the extra mile in his cases. His tactical awareness and tenacity make him an excellent litigator.

Claire Davies - Barrister

I have worked with Raz Mann on a number of large, complicated fraud and drug cases at the top level of criminality. Raz has a rare mix of talent. He is able to both fight for the client with tenacity and maintain the respect of the Court and opponents alike. He has tactical awareness and is able to steer a case to the clients advantage. As a result he is sought out by clients across the UK.

Martin McCarthy - Barrister

Mann & Co are one of the leading solicitors’ firms operating in Birmingham and nationwide. A high polished operation where one can expect meticulously prepared briefs and a consistent attention to detail. Led by Ranbir Mann, the criminal team are at the forefront of modern legal developments whilst at the same time maintaining the qualities and conscientiousness of the good old-fashioned solicitor where the client and the case always comes first. Clients inevitably feel confident and reassured in their hands, as they should be. Invariably both tenacious and relentless in pursuit of the best case scenario for each defendant they represent. At every level of criminal cases, including the most serious allegations of financial fraud and complex criminal conspiracies, this a go to firm for those looking for the highest standards of service.

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I have been at the bar for over 20 years and have worked with a plethora of different solicitors over the years and instructed in the most grave and complex case including murder, rape, large scale fraud, gang crime, all aspects of organised crime. I can say with hand on heart that working with Ranbir Mann and his team at Mann & Co. has always been a delight. Mr Mann has always been impeccable in the way he runs and leads his firm, Mann & Co. He is extremely thorough, knows his client's case down to the last detail and always fights with tooth and nail to the end. Mr Mann would always be my first choice of solicitors to work with. In all I would say that Mann & Co excels in all aspects of undertaking criminal work which include: - Client care; clients are always given as much time as is needed to prepare their case for trial; - Detailed Preparation; Mr Mann and his team are assiduous in the way they prepare their cases; - Mr Mann is diligent and hard-working in terms of case preparation including having successive conferences with the client and his or her barrister, requesting for and obtaining important evidence/disclosure form the police; - Mr Mann is painstakingly meticulous in the way he analyses the prosecution evidence and way in which he works closely with the barrister; - Mr Mann is laborious in the way he carries on his practice. - I would thoroughly recommend this firm of solicitors for criminal cases.

John Joseph Lucas - Barrister