In January 2021, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) launched a consultation on guideline hourly rates (GHR). 

GHRs have not been revised in over 10 years. They assist judges in deciding what the court costs should be for solicitors.

The consultation report suggests increasing them by a certain percentage depending on geographic location and practitioner experience.

This report is based on a call for evidence which we shared with Civil Litigation Section members last year.

Get involved

The working group welcomes any comments on the contents of its draft report.

You can respond using an online form, before 4pm on Wednesday 31 March 2021.

If you would like your views to be included in a potential Law Society response to the consultation, email