Consultation on Guideline Hourly Rates now open

The current guideline hourly rates have not changed since 2010. A long awaited review was announced last year and a Civil Justice Council working group was established. For more details of the working group see

The working group has now published their report and you can find it here.

The working group’s recommendations are set out below.

The consultation is open until 31st March 2021 at 4pm. You can respond online here


Helen Spalding is an Associate in the Costs and Litigation Funding Department at Clarion. You can contact her at or on 0113 288 5639.

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