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.

In this news post  – Dr Anton van Dellen

Dr Anton van Dellen has experience in a wide range of defamation proceedings, ranging from pre-action advice to fully contested High Court claims and appeals up to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He also has sound experience in bringing Judicial Reviews and appeals against a wide range of public authorities, challenging decisions for being unlawful, irrational and/or failing to follow published guidance. High Net Worth clients are represented by Dr Anton van Dellen in a range of litigation involving disputes over assets.