Frequently Asked Questions

Chiltern Law will provide the legal advice under the supervision of Darren Rogers. Darren is the retained legal advisor of United Trade Action Group (“UTAG”) and has been the instructing solicitor in all the legal challenges to date. He has also been providing legal advice to individual taxi drivers for many years.

Yes, Chiltern Law has a proven track record with UTAG and defending taxi drivers. Darren has 25 years experience in criminal law, motoring law, licensing and appeals.

Yes, it is a requirement of cover to disclose all previous or pending legal issues, including penalty points and suspensions. When you complete your subscription, you will make a Declaration that there are no known legal issues currently outstanding or pending prosecutions.

Simply use the website, click the “Pricing” tab, scroll down and click the “Subscribe” button underneath the plan that you wish to purchase. The choice is yours.

You pay for the legal coverage monthly via credit card or direct debit.

No, you aren’t tied in to a 12 month contract, legal cover runs monthly and is paid monthly in advance.

30 days’ written notice to terminate legal coverage. Please notify us

No, legal protection will stop after the 30 day period and all parties will be notified that we no longer represent you.

No – pre-existing cases are not covered when you join.

No, however, we can assist by separate agreement. This advice is not included in your chosen plan, however, you will receive discounted hourly rates or a fixed fee that shall cover your pre-existing case by virtue of you joining

Yes – you must inform us by email at of any potential prosecutions or when you receive an NIP within 7 days

Strictly speaking you do not need to disclose an NIP, but being transparent with the regulator is likely to stand you in good stead at any later determination by Transport for London.

You must notify Transport for London of any material changes within 21 days.

Yes, we can advise and disclose this information to TfL on your written instructions.

You must notify us of this immediately and we will advise accordingly. For urgent matters email

Advice, assistance and representation at the police station is only covered with Legalvision Essential + and Professional membership.

This is only covered with Legalvision Essential + and Professional membership.

Your membership is processed by Chargebee and the subscription money is then processed by Stripe a payment platform authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority as an electronic money institution. This is a “third party managed account” and Chiltern Law limited are responsible for the fees relating to this service and the account. (SRA Accounts Rule 11.1)

To qualify, you must have a Cabvision payment system, as well as subscribe to a membership plan.

Cabvision shall calculate whether you qualify for the 50% rebate by reviewing your electronic transactions (monthly in arrears) to confirm that you have processed £1,500.00 pcm or greater.

If you have not reached £1,500.00 in any month, then a rebate will not be paid and you will pay the full monthly price of the plan that you have agreed to subscribe to.

If you have reached the £1,500.00 threshold, depending on your plan, you will receive a rebate of up to 50% of the plan you subscribe to (*maximum £6.00) paid to your CabPay Card directly from Cabvision Network Limited (not from or Chiltern Law Limited).

You can only apply for a CabPay Card if you are a Cabvision payment customer.

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The Solicitors Transparency Rules (“STR”) aim to ensure people have accurate and relevant information about a solicitor or firm when they are considering purchasing legal services and will help members of the public and small businesses make informed choices, improving competition in the legal market.

In accordance with the STR, we set out below information regarding costs to assist before engaging and purchasing legal services.

We believe that our services are competitively priced, however, you should be careful when considering who to instruct and you should also research like-for-like comparisons before making instructions. We are an exclusively private practice and offer a high level of engagement and expertise.

We are required to provide costs information for advice and representation for services that we might supply to clients, such as a summary only road traffic offence with a single hearing in the Magistrates Court. In the “Services and Costs” section below, we are also providing for completeness further information regarding police station attendance, exceptional hardship hearings and licensing appeals in the Magistrates Court.

It is a regulatory requirement to publish an indication of our fees for legal services, however, please be advised that fees are not applicable to customers that are subscribed to Essential, Essential + or Professional Plans, as our fees are covered by the monthly subscription.

A summary only motoring offence.
A summary only offence is an offence which can only be dealt with in the Magistrates Court, the most common examples are speeding, careless driving, using a mobile phone and failing to stop after an accident.

Fee Earner Level A – Partners, Senior Solicitors, CILEx Advocates and Barristers and other equivalent fee earners with at least 7 years relevant experience £300 per hour.

We can offer a fixed fee of £1,750.00 plus VAT if you have been charged or summonsed for one summary only road traffic offence comprising a single hearing. We might be able to agree a fixed fee for a trial once we understand and appreciate the individual case, the issues and whether expert evidence is required.

Included in the fixed fee:

  1. Consider the initial disclosure of the prosecution case (IDPC)
  2. An online call or similar to advise on the IDPC and take instructions.
  3. Advise on plea and sentence.
  4. Attend the first hearing and represent.

You will be liable to meet the costs of travel disbursements reasonably incurred, such expenses don’t usually exceed £50.

Police station attendance
We offer a fixed fee for police station attendance from £1,200.00 plus VAT. Included in this fixed fee:

  1. Obtain pre interview disclosure.
  2. Engage with the police “pre-charge engagement” prior to interview (up to 1 hour)
  3. Attend, advise and represent you at the police station.

Exceptional hardship
If you accumulate 12 penalty points or more, the court will look to disqualify a person from driving for 6 months or unless you can show that exceptional hardship would or may be caused on the balance of probability. These hearing are time intensive and typically the fees for such cases including representation range between £2,000-£4,000 plus VAT.

Licensing appeal in the Magistrates Court
Appeals to the Magistrates can also be time intensive and complicated. Typically, the fees for such appeals including representation range between £3,000 and £5,000 plus VAT.

If you require any further information regarding costs, please contact us:


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