New Guideline Hourly Rates from October 1st 2021
New Guideline Hourly Rates from 1 October 2021
Legal professionals must be aware that there are new Guideline Hourly Rates to be used from 1 October 2021. This is the first uplift for 11 years!
The new rates are as follows:-
Guideline hourly rates
|Grade||Fee earner||London 1||London 2||London 3||National 1||National 2|
|A||Solicitors and legal executives with over 8 years’ experience||£512||£373||£282||£261||£255|
|B||Solicitors and legal executives with over 4 years’ experience||£348||£289||£232||£218||£218|
|C||Other solicitors or legal executives and fee earners of equivalent experience||£270||£244||£185||£178||£177|
|D||Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee earners||£186||£139||£129||£126||£126|
The rates have increased by approximately 20% which is welcome news.
A new Guide to accompany the rates can be found here:-
In addition to the new rates at Appendix 2, the Guide provides an extremely helpful summary of the key principles underlying the assessment of costs which is certainly worth a read.
If you require any further information about this article please contact Solicitor Catherine Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org