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
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
These can be found in the 2010 Guideline Hourly Rates.
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