Motor Defence

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motor defenceEvery day hundreds of people are charged with motor offences including speeding, driving whilst operating a mobile telephone, driving whilst uninsured, driving whilst disqualified, failure to provide driver details and driving dangerously. These offences can carry the sentence of large fines, disqualification or imprisonment for the most serious offences including driving whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Open Counsel has strong experience in dealing with all matters relating to motor defence. Ousman Noor has frequently been instructed to represent the Crown Prosecution Service for driving offences and has acquired a strong knowledge of law, procedure and sentencing powers. If you would like advice or representation you will be able to instruct an affordable expert barrister through Open Counsel.

Our Specialisms Include:

  • Speeding Offences
  • Drink driving charges
  • Road accidents
  • No Insurance/License
  • Road sign violations
  • Careless driving
  • Failing to stop and report
  • Dangerous driving offences
  • Mobile Phone Offences
  • Traffic Light & Road Sign Offences
  • Fixed Penalty Notice Offences
  • New Driver Offences
  • Appealing a Driving Conviction and Sentence


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Consultation – 30 Mins

icon_6219123£75 - If you are unsure about your legal position, want advice on the merits of your case or an opinion on what next steps to take we recommend that you book a consultation. In this consultation you are guaranteed a minimum of 30 minutes of advice directly from an expert barrister. Often this advice will provide you with everything you need to continue alone. Alternatively, at the end of your conference you may request a quote from your barrister on completing any further advice, drafting or representation for your case.


£160/£80 per hour - Case preparation involves drafting witness statements, skeleton arguments, grounds of appeal, orders and communications with the opposition or courts. Case preparation is the most crucial aspect of victory in court. £160 will be charged for each hour a barrister is required to work on your case and £80 per hour a legal assistant is required. Open Counsel will inform you up-front how many hours will be required so that a fixed quote is provided before work begins
£450 - Your chances of successfully defending a charges for speeding, failure to provide information, insurance matters, driving under the influence and other traffic offences can be drastically improved with legal representation. This fee include 2 hours of Case Preparation at no extra cost.
£400  - If you have already accepted the charge, or have been found guilty, there are a wide range of sentences you receive including fines, points or even imprisonment (depending on the charge). Having a barrister to represent you will drastically help mitigate your sentence.