Motoring Law

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Motoring Law

We can assist you if you are accused with a road traffic offence.

Our Approach

If you have been accused of an offence whether it be for speeding, use of a mobile phone, driving without due care and attention, dangerous driving, no insurance or any other road traffic offence we are here to help you.

If you are denying the offence we are highly experienced in taking matters to trial and our Advocate will present your case including cross-examination of the witnesses.

There are many technical requirements under the road traffic legislation and in some cases a technicality such as failing to serve a notice of intended prosecution within 14 days or to commence proceedings within 6 months will make any attempt at prosecution null and void.

Even if you are guilty of an offence we can be of great assistance to you.

If you are liable to receive penalty points which would take you to 12 or more points you should receive a minimum of 6 month disqualification.

However we have a very high success rate and many years experience in arguing exceptional hardship to the Court to prevent disqualification from driving.

In many cases you will not know whether you should contest the case and/or what your likely sentence is going to be and for that reason we provide an initial fixed fee diagnostic interview where we can provide initial advice upon the case and assess the likely outcome.


Costs

Depending on the nature of the offence and also your means we may be able to apply for Legal Aid to cover your case.

Even where Legal Aid is not available should the charges against you be dropped or you be acquitted of the offences we would then be able to recover our costs by way of a Defendant’s Costs Order from Central Funds.

In any event should you be liable for our costs on a private paying basis we will discuss with you a fixed fee or a budget cap to provide certainty of costs.


Here to Help

Daven Naghen LLB

Dav has extensive experience of appearing before the Courts and has a proven track record of obtaining favourable results for our clients.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email: daven.naghen@maplessolicitors.com

Anita Toal LLB BA

Anita has extensive experience of appearing before the Courts and has a proven track record of obtaining favourable results for our clients.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email: anita.toal@maplessolicitors.com


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How Banks are Cashing in on Wills

Recent headlines have reported how banks are now cashing in on Wills.

During the 1990s and early 2000s, banks offered customers low cost Wills (or sometimes even free Wills) but the small print allowed the bank to charge extortionate rates to act as Executors. It is reported that banks are expecting billions of pounds of revenue from their Will writing services and administering estates and in some cases their fees have been over £12,000 to administer an estate as they look to charge a fixed fee PLUS a percentage of the deceased’s wealth.

If you or a loved one has made a Will through a bank we would urge you to check who you have appointed as Executors and check any small print which you may have signed. If you are unsure then please speak with one of our lawyers in the Wills and Probate team who can look at your existing Will with you. It may be appropriate to make a new Will which revokes any previous Will you have made which could save your family thousands of pounds when your estate needs to be administered.

In the majority of cases, when someone has passed away we can provide the family with a quote of how much the legal fees will be so that there are no nasty surprises once the administration is complete.

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Testimonials

Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs ACILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Claire Smith FCILEx

Claire Smith has been amazing in every way. I highly recommend her and I am so grateful for all her help. She’s professional on all levels, reliable, extremely organised and I will be recommending her to everyone. I’m very lucky to have had her representing me and I can’t thank her enough. She is an asset to Maples. Thanks so much Claire!