Lawyers have been asked for their views on guideline hourly rates (GHR) for 2014

The Costs Committee of the Civil Justice Council has called for evidence on the GHR, which are used to calculate recoverable hourly rates in litigation for different grades of fee earners in law firms in different parts of England and Wales. 

Fee earners are asked to complete the online survey before 29 November 2013. This can be found at

Mr Justice Foskett, the committee’s chair, says: “It is vital that we hear from as many firms and practitioners as possible so that the evidence base for our recommendations is as accurate and representative as possible.”