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Parry Welch & Lacey are amazing solicitors open to anyone needing legal representation. Their help and advice is very honest and accurate and we simply would not use anyone else.
L Nightingale | Image Village Ltd
CASE EVALUATION – HOW IT WORKS
Our fixed fee evaluation service is designed to give you individual expert advice about your case and the options available to you, your prospects of success and an estimate of the costs you are likely to incur depending how you decide to conduct your case. We believe in providing advice which is specifically tailored to your case rather than providing you with general advice as every one’s case is different and it is important to find the correct solution for you.
In order to give you that advice you will be asked to upload all the documents you have received from the police or prosecuting authority as well us telling us your version of events. Once you have selected this option you will be asked for payment and once that is complete you will be invited to upload all relevant documents to us before telling us your version of events. We have made it easy for you to scan or photograph the documents you have received and there is space to write down your version of events.
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Once you have registered on our website, made payment for your evaluation using our secure website and Paypal secure payment process, you will be redirected to a page to upload all your documents. All you need to do is put your Paypal payment reference number and fill in everything else and we will contact you in due course.
Once we receive your documents we will consider the case against you with 48 hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays) and provide you with individual written advice about the law, how you can defend the case and your prospects of success. We will also set out the consequences of winning or loosing your case. We may telephone or email you if we have any questions about what you have told us.
You are also entitled to a 15 minute one to one telephone or Skype conference to further discuss your case with one of our lawyers as part of your fixed fee when you can ask any questions about the information you have given us.
You are not tied to us by accepting this evaluation offer, but if you do decide you want further advice and assistance from us we will be happy to help. We have a range of fixed fee and deferred payment options if you need them.
If we find that you are eligible for criminal legal aid and you supply us with all the information the Legal Aid Agency require we will assist you make an application for legal aid.
We offer advice and assistance in relation to all aspects of taxi licensing from policy issues through to individual problems. We have set out how we can help with some common problems but if you encounter any licensing problem please contact us to discuss how we can assist you.
Representation at Committee Hearings
We provide representation before Licensing Sub Committees throughout the North West of England and North Wales where a new application has been referred to the committee or where a driver or operator has been called before the committee because of a complaint.
We always provide realistic advice about the prospects of success at such hearing and being properly prepared and represented at committee hearings can often increase the prospects of success.
Disciplinary Interviews and Hearings
Many taxi licensing officers invite drivers to attend to be interviewed under caution when they are investigating a complaint or an allegation that the conditions of a licence have been breached. These interviews are important because what you say in response to questions put to you in interview can be used as evidence against you to support a decision to revoke or suspend a licence or as evidence to support a prosecution in the magistrates’ court.
We can provide you with advice about whether you should attend the interview or not and represent you during the course of interview.
If your case progresses to a hearing before the licensing committee we can represent you
If you are prosecuted for an offence we provide representation before the magistrates’ and Crown Courts and we will advise you whether or not you are eligible to apply for legal aid.