Guideline rates

The Master of the Rolls has accepted the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Civil Costs, to finalise the Guideline Hourly Rates for 2010 at the existing interim rates.

These are a 1.7 per cent increase on 2009 rates. The rates are a starting point for judges carrying out summary assessments of costs in cases, on reasonable hourly rates for solicitors and legal executives of varying levels of experience.