Proceedings Stage

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We advise and represent clients of all ages on the whole range of court cases in England & Wales. This regularly includes cases in Youth, Magistrates and Crown Courts. 

We have taken cases to the Court of Appeal and The Supreme Court. We have even been to Strasbourg and the European Court of Human Rights.

Although we will try to provide a more accurate time frame for your individual case during our initial consultation, we have set out below general time frames:

  • Where you are charged or summoned to appear before the court and enter a guilty plea at your first hearing, your case might be dealt with then. Alternatively, the case might be adjourned for a period of up to approximately four weeks for the preparation of pre sentence reports.
  • Where you are charged or summoned to appear before the court, enter a not guilty / mixed plea and the magistrates agree to deal with the case, from the first hearing to case disposal may take approximately 16 weeks.
  • Where you are charged or summoned to appear before the court, enter a guilty plea and are committed to the crown court for sentence, from the first hearing to case disposal may take approximately 12 weeks.
  • Where you are charged or summoned to appear before the court and are sent / committed to the crown court for trial, from the first hearing to plea and case management hearing at the crown court may take approximately 15 weeks. If the case subsequently proceeds to trial, the case may take approximately 6 to 12 months to conclude.

We are able to accept a new instruction from a defendant even at the proceedings stage and we have not previously acted at the investigation level. Defendants frequently dispense with their current local solicitors and transfer to this specialist law company. 

We do not aim to be the cheapest option but we are experts in criminal and motoring. We strive to obtain the best outcome for our clients and we have a high record of achievement; nationwide.

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