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17.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs of this regulation, remuneration for work done by a legal representative may only be allowed at the appropriate hourly rate shown in the Table below.
(2) The higher hourly rates specified in the third column of the Table may only be allowed where the case involves substantial novel or complex issues of law or fact.
(3) The rates specified in the Table will be increased by—
(a)20% for legal representatives whose offices are situated in Central London; and
(b)10% for legal representatives whose offices are situated in Outer London.
(4) In paragraph (3)—
(a)“Central London” means postcode districts EC1–4, SW1, W1 and WC1–2;
(b)“Outer London” means all other postcode districts in postcode areas BR, CR, DA, E, N, NW, SE, SW, UB and W.
and “postcode area” and “postcode district” shall be construed in accordance with the Postcode Address File within the meaning given in section 116 of the Postal Services Act 2000(1).
|Category of fee earner(1)||Standard hourly rate (excluding VAT)||Higher hourly rate (excluding VAT)|
In relation to England and Wales, a reference to a number of years' standing as a solicitor or counsel to be interpreted as referring to that number of years' general qualification (within the meaning of section 71 of the 1990 Act).
|Solicitors and their employees|
|Senior solicitor (of at least 8 years' standing)||£187.50||£225.00|
|Solicitor (of at least 4 years' and less than 8 years' standing)||£150.00||£187.50|
|Junior solicitor (of less than 4 years' standing)||£107.50||£131.25|
|Trainee solicitor, paralegal or other fee earner||£75.00||£93.75|
|Senior junior counsel (of at least 10 years' standing)||£150.00||£225.00|
|Junior counsel (of less than 10 years' standing)||£100.00||£150.00|
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