Guideline for hourly rate

What is the ‘Guideline Hourly Rate’?

In civil litigation the ‘Guideline Hourly Rates’ (GHRs) are the hourly rate at which fee earners (which includes solicitors, Chartered Legal Executives and paralegals) may apply when costs in a litigation case are summarily assessed. Summary assessment of costs if the procedure by which a court, having made an order about which party should pay the costs, assesses the amount of costs to be paid under that order.

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