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8th February 2017

BB Law recently dealt with a ‘Laser Jammer’ case. Our client’s case was concluded at York Crown Court on 7th February 2017 when our client narrowly avoided an immediate custodial sentence Read more ….

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11th August 2016

This client instructed BB Law a few days before his trial.  We persuaded the prosecution to drop the s.172 charge (which carries a large fine and minimum of 6 points) in return for a guilty plea to the original minor red-light offence.  This was potentially a difficult task because the red-light offence was well over […]

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BB Law offer a range of fixed fees, these are the most popular

  • Guilty Plea & Sentence – from £1395 to £2995 (Includes providing you with advice, preparing your mitigation and attending court, either with or without you, to represent you at a sentencing hearing)
  • Not Guilty Plea & Trial – from £1595 to £2995 (Includes providing you with advice, preparing your case for trial and attending court to represent you during a trial hearing.  Also includes preparing mitigation and representing you during sentencing if you are found guilty)
  • Exceptional Hardship Argument – from £1595 to £2995 (Preparation of your argument and attending court to represent you)
  • Advice Only – from £250 to £1995 (Considering case papers, taking detailed instructions from you and providing you with specific & detailed written advice)
  • Written mitigation – from £595 to £1895 (Includes providing you with advice, preparing mitigation and responding to a Single Justice Procedure Notice or Postal Requisition on your behalf)
  • Defending a prosecution in the Crown Court – from £4995 (Preparation for trial and representation at Crown Court during trial hearing)
  • Initial Advice – FREE OF CHARGE (Note: free initial advice must be provided via email and during busy periods I may require case information to be submitted via email)

If you would like to take advantage of the FREE initial advice service provided by Bobby Bell then please email bb@bb-law.co.uk with as much of the following information as you can –

  1. Your name and a brief summary of your case.
  2. A copy of any paperwork you have received from the police (ideally neatly scanned as a single pdf file.  If you send photos then ensure they are taken from directly above, not at an angle)
  3. The first two pages of the Single Justice Procedure Notice or Postal Requisition, together with any case summary, statements or exhibits that came with it.
  4. Details of any current endorsements that are on your driving licence. A simple way to do this is to download a licence summary from the DVLA website https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

The fees described above are based on straightforward cases being dealt with by a magistrates’ court or crown court located within Cheshire, Staffordshire or some parts of Greater Manchester. BB Law can still represent you if your case is being heard at a court outside these areas but please check whether a higher fee will apply for some distant courts. Drink Drive, Drug drive and Dangerous Driving cases that are taken to trial usually involve an additional fee of between £1000 to £3000.  Cases involving serious injury or fatalities usually involve an additional fee of between £2500 and £10 000.

Occasionally BB Law may decline to deal with a case on a fixed fee basis, for example, if the case is particularly complicated or is unsuited to a fixed fee approach. In these circumstances a variable fee (hourly rate) approach may be suggested.  Sometimes it may be possible to combine both a fixed fee and variable fee approach for different stages of a case.

If you are being prosecuted for a road traffic offence then you may be tempted to attempt to represent yourself, perhaps with the assistance of websites such as PePiPoo.com.  This is fine in principle but bear in mind that often the key to getting the best result is good tactical awareness combined with the ability to present your argument/mitigation/defence in a convincing, persuasive and compelling way.  This is where investing in the expertise and experience that BB Law offers can pay dividends. Have a look at our Google Reviews or our Trust Pilot Reviews to see just a few examples of how experience, tactics, powers of persuasion and a thorough knowledge of the law can make the difference between you keeping or losing your licence.

BB Law is a solicitor’s firm, which specialises in representing drivers facing prosecution for road traffic offences.  The firm can represent you if you are being prosecuted for offences such as speeding, drink driving, drug driving, drunk in charge, fail to provide specimen, s.172 failing to identify driver / fail ID driver / fail to provide driver information, careless driving, not in proper control of vehicle, using mobile phone whilst driving, dangerous driving, no insurance, driving without a licence, causing death by careless driving, causing death by dangerous driving, fail to stop after accident, fail to report an accident, fail to stop for PC, using vehicle in dangerous condition, bald tyres / insufficient tyre tread.

BB Law can advise you on the minefield of issues and defences that can and regularly do arise, including the following – notice of intended prosecution within 14 days, information laid within 6 month time limit, proof of driver’s identification, how likely you are to be convicted (found guilty), calibration of speed detection equipment, speed cameras reliability, reliability of speed detection equipment, road signage, availability of speed awareness course as alternative to prosecution, availability of driver improvement course as alternative to prosecution, availability of traffic light awareness course as alternative to prosecution, totting up disqualification, length of totting up disqualification (6 months, 12 months, 2 years), mandatory or discretionary disqualification, 12 month or 3 year minimum disqualification for drink driving / alcohol related driving offences, avoid disqualification through magistrates discretion not to impose totting up disqualification through mitigation such as exceptional hardship argument, avoid penalty points through a special reasons argument, what amounts to special reasons, magistrates’ court sentencing guidelines for level of fine, length of disqualification, defences to using a mobile phone whilst driving including – emergency use, what amounts to driving, which devices are prohibited, whether you are allowed to hold a mobile phone whilst driving, whether you can use a mobile phone for a non interactive purpose (dictaphone function, viewing photos, checking the time), penalty for not being in proper control of a vehicle, what a s.172 notice requires the keeper to provide, what a s.172 notice requires a non-keeper to provide, whether to accept a fixed penalty offer, how many penalty points you can / will likely get, whether you may be able to avoid disqualification from driving, how long you have to pay the fines, prosecution costs orders, mandatory victim surcharge, defence costs orders, wasted costs orders, Criminal Procedure Rules, application for early return of driving licence and much, much more!

BB Law is a specialist road traffic law firm, it is not a road traffic law department within a general criminal defence solicitor’s firm.

BB Law is based in Cheshire but regularly attend magistrates’ courts and crown courts throughout Staffordshire, Manchester, West Midlands, Liverpool, Wirral, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Merseyside and Lancashire.

Specific magistrates’ courts, which BB Law are able to attend to represent drivers who are being prosecuted for motoring offences, include but are not limited to the following – Crewe magistrates court, Newcastle-under-Lyme magistrates court, Warrington magistrates court, Runcorn magistrates court, Chester magistrates court, Stafford magistrates court, Cannock magistrates court, Wirral magistrates court, Kidderminster magistrates court, Bootle magistrates court, Burton upon Trent magistrates court, Derby magistrates court, Bradford magistrates court, Burnley magistrates court, Blackpool magistrates court, Shrewsbury magistrates court, Wolverhampton magistrates court and many more.

Complaints Information

BB Law want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service the firm has provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.

In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage. If you would like to make a formal complaint, then you can find our full complaints procedure policy below. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.

You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

What to do if we cannot resolve your complaint

The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.

Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:

  • Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint

and

  • No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
  • No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.

If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.

Visit: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.

Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk

Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ

BB Law Complaints Handling Procedure

We are committed to providing a high-quality legal service to all our clients. When something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards.

Our complaints procedure

If you have a complaint, please contact us with the details. We will try to resolve the issue immediately but if this is not possible, the complaint will be recorded and progressed.

What will happen next?

  1. We will aim to send you a written response acknowledging receipt of your complaint within three working days of us receiving the complaint, enclosing a copy of this procedure.
  2. In some circumstances we may ask you to explain your concerns in more detail.
  3. We will then investigate your complaint. This will normally involve passing your complaint to our client care manager, Nicholas Bell, who will review your file and speak to the member(s) of staff who dealt with you. If the complaint is about Nicholas Bell, then we may appoint a suitably qualified independent person to deal with your complaint.
  4. We will send you a detailed written reply to your complaint, including our suggestions for resolving the matter, within fifteen working days of sending you the acknowledgement response.
  5. At this stage, if you are still not satisfied, you should contact us again to request a review and we will then invite you to a meeting to discuss and hopefully resolve your complaint. We will do this within ten working days of receiving your request.
  6. Within three working days of any meeting, we will write to you to confirm what took place and any solutions we have agreed with you.
  7. If you do not want a meeting or it is not possible to arrange one, we will consider any further issues you may have raised and will reply to you further within five working days of receiving your request for a review, confirming the final position on your complaint and explaining our reasons.
  8. If we have to change any of the timescales above, we will let you know and explain why.
  9. We would always expect to have dealt with your complaint within eight weeks of your first drawing the matter to our attention. If for any reason we are unable to resolve the problem between us within that timeframe, then you may ask the Legal Ombudsman at P.O. Box 6806 Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ to consider your complaint. Any complaint to the Legal Ombudsman must usually be made within six months of your having received a final written response from us about your complaint. Complaints to the Legal Ombudsman must usually be made within six years of the act or omission about which you are complaining occurring or within three years from when you should have known about or become aware that there may be grounds for complaint.
  10. Please note the matter will be treated as resolved if there is no follow up from you within three months of any substantive written response.
  11. You will not be charged for any costs we incur in investigating your complaint.

For further information, you should contact the Legal Ombudsman at the address above or

on 0300 555 0333 or email at enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk

Further information is available on the Legal Ombudsman website

www.legalombudsman.org,uk

If it is that you are concerned about our behaviour, then The Solicitors Regulation Authority may be able to help you. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.

You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and can contact them here:

Solicitors Regulation Authority,
The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RN

Phone: 0370 606 2555 inside the UK. Phone lines are open 9.00 to 17.00. Or visit: www.sra.org.uk

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