The guideline hourly rates (GHR) for summary assessment were last updated in 2010.
The present working group5 was set up by the Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, in February 2020. GHRs are guideline rates. The intention of the rates is to provide a simplified scheme and the guidelines are intended to be broad approximations of actual rates in the market. The proposed London 1 Grade A rate is £512 an hour, a 25.2% increase. Dr Anton van Dellen sits as the Bar Council representative on the Civil Justice Council.