If you are facing a Crown Court criminal trial please call us.
Their is often a logic in paying privately for a barrister to do your trial. I can do the same work a solicitor would do in preparing your case as well as represent you at trial.
If you are facing having to pay a contribution to legal aid this can easily be over £10,000 and it is also the case that if you are convicted and have assets you can be ordered to pay back all the legal aid which was paid to your solicitors. I have a client at present who had to pay a £12,000 contribution and having been convicted they are after his house and are now seeking to take £45,000 out of the house for him to repay the £57,000 legal aid he was awarded.
Below you will find a table of my fixed fee prices for Crown Court trials. The price includes all preparation, calls, letters and advocacy fee at court. The prices include meeting with 1 witness who you may need to call. If you have more than 1 witness for me to meet I will have to charge an additional fee.
My fees do not include any expert fees -which you will have to pay for. My fees do not include tracing witnesses for your trial. If you need that service I can direct you to someone I trust.
The fees are only for Crown Courts within a 50 mile radius of chambers if any further, travel costs will have to be charged (train or mileage at 45p per mile) and if more than 100 miles away and the case is listed for more than 1 day, B&B costs will also have to be met.
If your case is listed for 3 or more days, you should consider paying an additional day rate of £300 for my litigation assistant to also attend court to take a full note of the proceedings and to enable them to deal with any issues whilst I am am speaking in court.
|Not Guilty plea – Trial 1 day||£3,000 (plus VAT if applicable)|
|Not Guilty plea – Trial 2 days||£4,500 (plus VAT if applicable)|
|Not Guilty plea – Trial 3 days||£6,000 (plus VAT if applicable)|
|Not Guilty plea – Trial 4 days||£7,500 (plus VAT if applicable)|
|Not Guilty plea – Trial 5 days||£9,000 (plus VAT if applicable)|
|Trial over 5 days||Price on assessment of case|
|Proceeds of crime case||Price on assessment of case|