Belmores Solicitors is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The SRA Transparency Rules require that we publish price and service information for summary motoring offences dealt with at a single hearing.
Summary Motoring Offences
Summary motoring offences can only be dealt with by a Magistrates’ Court. Certain cases may be dealt with through the Single Justice Procedure but if disqualification is being considered or if you plead not guilty a Magistrates’ Court will be required to hear your case. Summary motoring offences include speeding, drink and drug driving, no insurance, failing to provide driver details (S172), driving without due care and attention, using a mobile phone whilst driving and failing to provide a specimen. Legal Aid is not generally available for these types of cases.
Who will carry out the work?
Our Director Dave Foulkes personally deals with the vast majority of our motoring cases. At times our other Director Gina Mattioli and our Solicitor Lisa Robinson may assist and our Caseworkers John Stigwood, Laurie Cleland and our Solicitor Matt Diss may help to take instructions and prepare the case for Court.
All employees of Belmores are supervised by Director Dave Foulkes.
Belmores holds Lexcel accreditation which is the Law Society’s Quality Mark awarded to organisations demonstrating excellence in legal practice.
Director Dave Foulkes is a Solicitor. Dave who qualified in 1990 specialises in Magistrates’ Court work although as a Higher Rights Advocate he may also appear in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal.
Dave joined Belmores in 1991 and has specialised in criminal defence work throughout his career.
Director Gina Mattioli qualified in 2020 and Solicitor Lisa Robinson qualified in 2016. Gina and Lisa appear in the Magistrates Court daily representing clients facing a range of criminal charges. Solicitor Matt Diss, qualified in 2023.
Caseworkers John Stigwood and Laurie Cleland have a wealth of experience between them seeing clients, taking instructions, advising and preparing cases for Court.
As solicitors specialising in criminal defence and road traffic cases we have considerable expertise, dealing with a wide range of cases on a daily basis. We cover Courts throughout East Anglia but nationally as well. Motorists come to us because of our proven success in helping to keep them on the road.
Dave Foulkes is recognised for his meticulous preparation and attention to detail. He is a popular advocate who always demonstrates great determination to ensure that his clients achieve the desired result.
To quote the Legal 500 ‘Dave is trusted to get results’. Have a look at our reviews on Google Review – they are 100% independent and speak for themselves.