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Why choose Pragma Law?

We are specialists in motoring law, and aim to give you the best customer service of any motoring solicitors. That includes giving you clear and honest advice about your driving offence and returning your calls and emails. You’ll receive a personal service and will always speak with a solicitor. We’re here to help, are on your side and won’t judge you.

If you’re ringing around for advice or representation, give Pragma a call before you make your decision. We doubt you’ll find a comparable service from a qualified solicitor at these rates anywhere else.

About us

Lucy Whitaker is the founder of Pragma Law. She was brought up in Derby and now lives in nearby Nottingham. As a specialist road transport solicitor, Lucy has both prosecuted and defended in the criminal courts since 2008. Lucy is assisted by fellow motoring solicitor Maria Moore with over 30 years’ experience.

We both consider client care to be paramount and are sure you will find us approachable and professional at all times

What makes us different from other motoring lawyers?

You’ll speak to a qualified motoring solicitor at all times; how many other lawyers can promise that?

Unlike many ‘law firms’ who use unqualified staff, advice will only be given by a qualified solicitor who has undertaken years of study, training and practise in this area of law. Solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority which gives you added protection. You should be aware that if a law firm is regulated, it’s legally obliged to display its SRA number on its website.

Nowadays, more and more law firms are employing unqualified ‘lawyers’ to handle cases. Whilst some unqualified motoring lawyers are excellent, you cannot be sure of who you’ll get. With Pragma motoring solicitors, you’ll always deal with Lucy Whitaker or Maria Moore, both qualified solicitors, and never anyone else.

Pragma Law are proud to be pro-active. If you need to speak to us, we’ll ensure that happens. We promise to treat you and your motoring matter with the importance you deserve – at all times.

We are passionate about providing a service which offers value for money and try their best to offer consultations at times which are convenient to clients.

We agree a payment scheme with you upfront so you know where you stand

We appreciate that it’s important to know how much legal advice is going to cost. We understand that if you’re facing a motoring offence which requires a court hearing (or even if you’re not), it can be a very stressful time. Therefore the last thing you need is a bill for more than you expected landing on your doormat. In most motoring matters, unless our clients request otherwise, we work using Fixed Fees.

We work the way you want us to and can do as much or as little as you like

It may be that you are confident dealing with certain aspects of your matter yourself, but not others. It may be that you simply want guidance as to how to go about representing yourself. Alternatively you may want us to deal with everything, and take the pressure off you. It’s entirely up to you.

Pragma Law motoring solicitors won’t push you into spending more money than you can afford. We’ll advise you on the ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ of different levels/types of legal advice or representation, but the decision is yours.

Typically, we ask clients to send a copy of their court paperwork ahead of any conference or meeting. That way we can ensure that the advice we give is correct and bespoke. Many people scan and email their documentation over, and others take a picture using their smart phone. If this is not possible, we can still provide advice so do not worry.


We’re based in Nottingham, but represent motorists across the country; especially in the Midlands and Lincolnshire. A fundamental part of Pragma’s business model is that we’re mobile so don’t discount us just because we’re not based in your immediate area.

We have an office in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire which we typically use for our face to face meetings, but we also provide advice by phone if you prefer not to travel.

Whatever motoring offence you’re facing, Pragma can help. Although we work from Nottingham, we can represent you wherever you are and wherever your court hearing. We regularly represent drivers facing motoring offences within the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire Staffordshire and further afield.

We only deal with motoring offences and transport law – because that’s what we’re best at

As experts in this area, we know motoring law inside out. If you choose to instruct us, you won’t be disappointed. Give us a call today and let us help you with your motoring matter.

For free advice, speak to a solicitor on our local rate number 0330 1330 081 or, if you prefer, fill out our Contact Form and we'll call you back: usually the same day and often within the hour. You can also email us here.

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