Aldershot, Farnham, Bournemouth (including Poole)
Cambridge City, Harlow
Canterbury, Maidstone, Medway & Tunbridge Wells
Chelmsford South, Essex & East Suffolk
Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight
Kingston, Guildford, Reigate, Epsom
Leeds Inner (within 2km radius of the City Art Gallery)
Newcastle – City Centre (within a two-mile radius of St Nicholas Cathedral)
Oxford, Thames Valley
Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester, Taunton, Yeovil
Chelmsford North, Cambridge County, Peterborough,
Bury St E, Norfolk, Lowestoft
Cheshire & North Wales
Coventry, Rugby, Nuneaton, Stratford and Warwick
Leeds Outer, Wakefield & Pontefract
Luton, Bedford, St Albans, Hitchin, Hertford
Manchester Outer, Oldham, Bolton, Tameside
Newcastle (other than City Centre)
Nottingham & Derbyshire
Sheffield, Doncaster and South Yorkshire
Stockport, Altrincham, Salford
Swansea, Newport, Cardiff (Outer)
Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley & Stourbridge
Bradford (Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley & Skipton)
Northampton & Leicester
Preston, Lancaster, Blackpool, Chorley, Accrington, Burnley, Blackburn,
Rawtenstall & Nelson
Scarborough & Ripon
Stafford, Stoke, Tamworth
Worcester, Hereford, Evesham and Redditch
South & West Wales
City of London: EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4
Central London: W1, WC1, WC2, SW1
Outer London: (All other London post codes: W, NW, N, E, SE, SW and Bromley, Croydon, Dartford, Gravesend and Uxbridge)
There are four grades of fee-earner:
- A Solicitors with more than eight years’ post-qualification experience, including at least eight years’ litigation experience.
- B Solicitors and legal executives with more than four years’ post-qualification experience, including at least four years’ litigation experience.
- C Other solicitors and legal executives and fee-earners of equivalent experience.
- D Trainee solicitors, paralegals and fee-earners of equivalent experience.
Note: ‘legal executive’ means a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.
** An hourly rate in excess of the guideline figures may be appropriate for grade-A fee-earners in substantial and complex litigation where other factors, including the value of the litigation, the level of complexity, the urgency or importance of the matter as well as any international element would justify a significantly higher rate to reflect higher average costs.