Different grades of fee earner

What are the different grades of fee earners?

The current grades of fee earner are:

Grade A Solicitors and Fellows with over eight years' PQE, including at least eight years' litigation experience

Grade B Solicitors and Fellows with over four years' PQE, including at least four litigation experience

Grade C Other solicitors, Fellows, and fee-earners of equivalent experience

Grade D Trainee solicitors, paralegals and other fee-earners

These can be found in the 2010 Guideline Hourly Rates.

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