Rate Finder

From 01 April 2014

The Civil Justice Council has indicated the intention to change the hourly rate at the end of March 2014
http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/publications-and-reports/guidance/2011/guideline-hourly-rates-2011.htm
and legal practitioners
should have received a request from the costs committee for disclosure of information
and figures to allow them to establish the cost of running a law practice.

01 April 2010 to 31 March 2013

BAND ONE – Guideline Rates – National 1
GRADE – A 217 • B 192 • C 161 • D 118

Aldershot, Farnham, Bournemouth (including Poole)
Birmingham Inner
Bristol
Cambridge City, Harlow
Canterbury, Maidstone, Medway & Tunbridge Wells
Cardiff (Inner)
Chelmsford South, Essex & East Suffolk
Fareham, Winchester
Kingston/Guildford/Reigate/Epsom
Leeds Inner (within 2 kilometers radius of the City Art Gallery)
Lewes
Liverpool, Birkenhead
Manchester Central
Newcastle – City Centre (within a 2 mile radius of St Nicholas Cathedral)
Norwich
Nottingham City
Oxford, Thames Valley
Southampton, Portsmouth
Swindon, Basingstoke
Watford

BANDS TWO & THREE – Guideline Rates – National 2/3
GRADE – A 201 • B 177 • C 146 • D 111

Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester, Taunton, Yeovil
Birmingham Outer
Bradford (Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley & Skipton)
Bury
Chelmsford North, Cambridge County, Peterborough, Bury St E, Norfolk, Lowestoft
Chester & North Wales
Coventry, Rugby, Nuneaton, Stratford and Warwick
Cumbria
Devon, Cornwall, Exeter, Plymouth
Grimsby, Skegness
Hull (City & Outer)
Kidderminster
Leeds Outer, Wakefield & Pontefract
Leigh
Lincoln
Luton, Bedford, St Albans, Hitchin, Hertford
Manchester Outer/ Oldham/Bolton/Tameside
Newcastle (other than City Centre)
Northampton & Leicester
Nottingham & Derbyshire
Preston, Lancaster, Blackpool, Chorley, Accrington, Burnley, Blackburn,
Rawenstall & Nelson
Scarborough & Ripon
Sheffield, Doncaster and South Yorkshire
Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Oswestry
South & West Wales
Southport
St Helens
Stafford, Stoke, Tamworth
Stockport/Altrincham/Salford
Swansea, Newport, Cardiff (Outer)
Teesside
Wigan
Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley & Stourbridge
Worcester, Hereford, Evesham and Redditch
York, Harrogate

LONDON BANDS – Guideline Rates

London 1 – City of London EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4
A* 409 • B 296 • C 226 • D 138
London 2 – Central London W1, WC1, WC2, SW1
A* 317 • B 242 • C 196 • D 126
London 3 – Outer London (including Bromley, Croydon, Dartford, Gravesend and Uxbridge)
A* 229-267 • B 172-229 • C 165 • D 121
*An hourly rate in excess of the guideline figures may be appropriate for Grade A fee earners in substantial and complex litigation where other factors, including the value of the litigation, the level of complexity, the urgency or importance of the matter as well as any international element would justify a significantly higher rate to reflect higher average costs.

The rates for Outer London (London 3), Bands A and B are presented in ranges following the format of the Guide to the Summary Assessment of Costs. These ranges go some way towards reflecting the wide range of work types transacted in these areas.

2009

BAND ONE – Guideline Rates – National 1
GRADE – A 213 • B 189 • C 158 • D 116

Aldershot, Farnham, Bournemouth (including Poole)
Birmingham Inner
Bristol
Cambridge City, Harlow
Canterbury, Maidstone, Medway & Tunbridge Wells
Cardiff (Inner)
Chelmsford South, Essex & East Suffolk
Fareham, Winchester
Kingston/Guildford/Reigate/Epsom
Leeds Inner (within 2 kilometers radius of the City Art Gallery)
Lewes
Liverpool, Birkenhead
Manchester Central
Newcastle – City Centre (within a 2 mile radius of St Nicholas Cathedral)
Norwich
Nottingham City
Oxford, Thames Valley
Southampton, Portsmouth
Swindon, Basingstoke
Watford

BAND TWO – Guideline Rates – National 2
GRADE – A 198 • B 174 • C 144 • D 109

Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester, Taunton, Yeovil
Bury
Chelmsford North, Cambridge County, Peterborough, Bury St E, Norfolk, Lowestoft
Chester & North Wales
Coventry, Rugby, Nuneaton, Stratford and Warwick
Exeter, Plymouth
Hull (City)
Leeds Outer, Wakefield & Pontefract
Leigh
Lincoln
Luton, Bedford, St Albans, Hitchin, Hertford
Manchester Outer/ Oldham/Bolton/Tameside
Newcastle (other than City Centre)
Nottingham & Derbyshire
Sheffield, Doncaster and South Yorkshire
Southport
St Helens
Stockport/Altrincham/Salford
Swansea, Newport, Cardiff (Outer)
Wigan
Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley & Stourbridge
York, Harrogate

BAND THREE – Guideline Rates – National 3
GRADE – A** 198 • B 174 • C 144 • D 109

Birmingham Outer
Bradford (Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley & Skipton)
Cumbria
Devon, Cornwall
Grimsby, Skegness
Hull Outer
Kidderminster
Northampton & Leicester
Preston, Lancaster, Blackpool, Chorley
Accrington, Burnley, Blackburn,
Rawenstall & Nelson
Scarborough & Ripon
Stafford, Stoke, Tamworth
Teesside
Worcester, Hereford, Evesham and Redditch
Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Oswestry
South & West Wales

LONDON BANDS – Guideline Rates

London 1 – City of London EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4
A* 402 • B 291 • C 222 • D 136
London 2 – Central London W1, WC1, WC2, SW1
A* 304 • B 238 • C 193 • D 124
London 3 – Outer London (including Bromley, Croydon, Dartford, Gravesend and Uxbridge)
A* 225-263 • B 169-225 • C 168 • D 119
*An hourly rate in excess of the guideline figures may be appropriate for Grade A fee earners in substantial and complex litigation where other factors, including the value of the litigation, the level of complexity, the urgency or importance of the matter as well as any international element would justify a significantly higher rate to reflect higher average costs.

The rates for Outer London (London 3), Bands A and B are presented in ranges following the format of the Guide to the Summary Assessment of Costs. These ranges go some way towards reflecting the wide range of work types transacted in these areas.

2008

BAND ONE – Guideline Rates
GRADE – A 203 • B 180 • C 151 • D 110

Aldershot, Farnham, Bournemouth (including Poole)
Birmingham Inner
Bristol
Cambridge City, Harlow
Canterbury, Maidstone, Medway & Tunbridge Wells
Cardiff (Inner)
Chelmsford South, Essex & East Suffolk
Fareham, Winchester
Kingston/Guildford/Reigate/Epsom
Leeds Inner (within 2 kilometers radius of the City Art Gallery)
Lewes
Liverpool, Birkenhead
Manchester Central
Newcastle – City Centre (within a 2 mile radius of St Nicholas Cathedral)
Norwich
Nottingham City
Oxford, Thames Valley
Southampton, Portsmouth
Swindon, Basingstoke
Watford

BAND TWO – Guideline Rates
GRADE – A 191 • B 168 • C 139 • D 105

Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester, Taunton, Yeovil
Bury
Chelmsford North, Cambridge County, Peterborough, Bury St E, Norfolk, Lowestoft
Chester & North Wales
Coventry, Rugby, Nuneaton, Stratford and Warwick
Exeter, Plymouth
Hull (City)
Leeds Outer, Wakefield & Pontefract
Leigh
Lincoln
Luton, Bedford, St Albans, Hitchin, Hertford
Manchester Outer/ Oldham/Bolton/Tameside
Newcastle (other than City Centre)
Nottingham & Derbyshire
Sheffield, Doncaster and South Yorkshire
Southport
St Helens
Stockport/Altrincham/Salford
Swansea, Newport, Cardiff (Outer)
Wigan
Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley & Stourbridge
York, Harrogate

BAND THREE – Guideline Rates
GRADE – A** 174 • B 156 • C 133 • D 99

Birmingham Outer
Bradford (Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley & Skipton)
Cumbria
Devon, Cornwall
Grimsby, Skegness
Hull Outer
Kidderminster
Northampton & Leicester
Preston, Lancaster, Blackpool, Chorley
Accrington, Burnley, Blackburn,
Rawenstall & Nelson
Scarborough & Ripon
Stafford, Stoke, Tamworth
Teesside
Worcester, Hereford, Evesham and Redditch
Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Oswestry
South & West Wales

LONDON BANDS – Guideline Rates

London 1 – City of London EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4
A* 396 • B 285 • C 219 • D 134
London 2 – Central London W1, WC1, WC2, SW1
A* 304 • B 231 • C 189 • D 121
London 3 – Outer London (including Bromley, Croydon, Dartford, Gravesend and Uxbridge)
A* 219-256 • B 165-219 • C 158 • D 116
*An hourly rate in excess of the guideline figures may be appropriate for Grade A fee earners in substantial and complex litigation where other factors, including the value of the litigation, the level of complexity, the urgency or importance of the matter as well as any international element would justify a significantly higher rate to reflect higher average costs.

2007

BAND ONE – Guideline Rates
GRADE – A 195 • B 173 • C 145 • D 106

Aldershot, Farnham, Bournemouth (including Poole)
Birmingham Inner
Bristol
Cambridge City, Harlow
Canterbury, Maidstone, Medway & Tunbridge Wells
Cardiff (Inner)
Chelmsford South, Essex & East Suffolk
Fareham, Winchester
Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight
Kingston/Guildford/Reigate/Epsom
Leeds Inner (within 2 kilometers radius of the City Art Gallery)
Lewes
Liverpool, Birkenhead
Manchester Central
Newcastle – City Centre (within a 2 mile radius of St Nicholas Cathedral)
Norwich City
Nottingham City
Oxford, Thames Valley
Southampton, Portsmouth
Swindon, Basingstoke
Watford

BAND TWO – Guideline Rates
GRADE – A 183 • B 161 • C 133 • D 101

Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester, Taunton, Yeovil
Bury
Chelmsford North, Cambridge County, Peterborough, Bury St E, Norfolk, Lowestoft
Chester & North Wales
Coventry, Rugby, Nuneaton, Stratford and Warwick
Exeter, Plymouth
Hull (City)
Leeds Outer, Wakefield & Pontefract
Leigh
Lincoln
Luton, Bedford, St Albans, Hitchin, Hertford
Manchester Outer/ Oldham/Bolton/Tameside
Newcastle (other than City Centre)
Nottingham & Derbyshire
Sheffield, Doncaster and South Yorkshire
Southport
St Helens
Stockport/Altrincham/Salford
Swansea, Newport, Cardiff (Outer)
Wigan
Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley & Stourbridge
York, Harrogate

BAND THREE – Guideline Rates
GRADE – A** 167 • B 150 • C 128 • D 95

Birmingham Outer
Bradford (Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley & Skipton)
Cumbria
Devon, Cornwall
Grimsby, Skegness
Hull Outer
Kidderminster
Northampton & Leicester
Preston, Lancaster, Blackpool, Chorley
Accrington, Burnley, Blackburn,
Rawenstall & Nelson
Scarborough & Ripon
Stafford, Stoke, Tamworth
Teesside
Worcester, Hereford, Evesham and Redditch
Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Oswestry
South & West Wales

LONDON BANDS – Guideline Rates

London 1 – City of London EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4
A* 380 • B 274 • C 210 • D 129
London 2 – Central London W1, WC1, WC2, SW1
A* 292 • B 222 • C 181 • D 116
London 3 – Outer London (including Bromley, Croydon, Dartford, Gravesend and Uxbridge)
A* 210-246 • B 158-210 • C 152 • D 111
*An hourly rate in excess of the guideline figures may be appropriate for Grade A fee earners in substantial and complex litigation where other factors, including the value of the litigation, the level of complexity, the urgency or importance of the matter as well as any international element would justify a significantly higher rate to reflect higher average costs.

2005 & 2006

BAND ONE – Guideline Rates
GRADE – A 184 • B 163 • C 137 • D 100

Aldershot, Farnham, Bournemouth (including Poole)
Birmingham Inner
Bristol
Cambridge City, Harlow
Canterbury, Maidstone, Medway & Tunbridge Wells
Cardiff (Inner)
Chelmsford South, Essex & East Suffolk
Fareham, Winchester
Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight
Kingston/Guildford/Reigate/Epsom
Leeds Inner (within 2 kilometers radius of the City Art Gallery)
Lewes
Liverpool, Birkenhead
Manchester Central
Norwich City
Nottingham City
Oxford, Thames Valley
Southampton, Portsmouth
Swindon, Basingstoke
Watford

BAND TWO – Guideline Rates
GRADE – A 173 • B 152 • C 126 • D 95

Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester, Taunton, Yeovil
Bury
Chelmsford North, Cambridge County, Peterborough, Bury St E, Norfolk, Lowestoft
Chester & North Wales
Coventry, Rugby, Nuneaton, Stratford and Warwick
Exeter, Plymouth
Hull (City)
Leeds Outer, Wakefield & Pontefract
Leigh
Lincoln
Luton, Bedford, St Albans, Hitchin, Hertford
Manchester Outer/ Oldham/Bolton/Tameside
Newcastle – City Centre (within a 2 mile radius of St Nicholas Cathedral)
Nottingham & Derbyshire
Sheffield, Doncaster and South Yorkshire
Southport
St Helens
Stockport/Altrincham/Salford
Swansea, Newport, Cardiff (Outer)
Wigan
Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley & Stourbridge
York, Harrogate

BAND THREE – Guideline Rates
GRADE – A** 158 • B 142 • C 121 • D 90

Birmingham Outer
Bradford (Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley & Skipton)
Cumbria
Devon, Cornwall
Grimsby, Skegness
Hull Outer
Kidderminster
Newcastle (other than City Centre)
Northampton & Leicester
Preston, Lancaster, Blackpool, Chorley
Accrington, Burnley, Blackburn,
Rawenstall & Nelson
Scarborough & Ripon
Stafford, Stoke, Tamworth
Teesside
Worcester, Hereford, Evesham and Redditch
Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Oswestry
South & West Wales

LONDON BANDS – Guideline Rates

London 1 – City of London EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4
A* 359 • B 259 • C 198 • D 122
London 2 – Central London W1, WC1, WC2, SW1
A* 276 • B 210 • C 171 • D 110
London 3 – Outer London (including Bromley, Croydon, Dartford, Gravesend and Uxbridge)
A* 198-232 • B 149-198 • C 144 • D 105
*An hourly rate in excess of the guideline figures may be appropriate for Grade A fee earners in substantial and complex litigation where other factors, including the value of the litigation, the level of complexity, the urgency or importance of the matter as well as any international element would justify a significantly higher rate to reflect higher average costs.