Blog - Tuesday 22 October 2013

The Elephant in the Room

The committee reviewing the guideline hourly rates are set to issue a short call for evidence next month.

I would urge all practitioners to embrace the opportunity and attempt to affect change by submitting evidence.

How many salaries/overheads have stayed the same since 2010?  And yet the guideline rates have…

Personally, I am in favour of different guideline rates in different practice areas. I do not believe that one set of prescribed rates should cover every form of litigation – Personal Injury/Commercial Litigation/Clinical Negligence etc. I am also a strong believer in the geographical areas being redefined.  

I and my firm are preparing evidence on the subject, why waste an opportunity to affect change. After all it might be another 4 years before the opportunity arises again.