30th July - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: The Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, has approved a change to guideline hourly rates (GHRs) to allow chartered legal executives to recover costs at the same level as solicitors once they reach eight years' post-qualification experience in litigation (known as Grade A rates). The change will come into effect on 1 October. The Costs Committee of the Civil Justice Council, chaired by Mr Justice Foskett and reporting to the Master of the Rolls, recommended that chartered legal executives with equivalent experience should be afforded the same recognition in the guidelines. Full story - Solicitors Journal

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