January 2021 Locum Hourly Rates
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January 2021 Locum Hourly Rates

Locum Hourly Rates – Solicitors and Legal Executives

NB: Remote Working Role rates are about 10-20% lower.

Child Care – £35-45 per hour.
Civil Litigation – £28-35 per hour.
Commercial Contract – £35-75 per hour
Commercial Litigation – £35-75 per hour.
Company Commercial – £45-85 per hour.
Construction (non-contentious) £60-75, (contentious) £45-60 per hour
Conveyancing – £32-40 per hour.
Commercial Property – £35-£45 per hour
Employment Solicitors – £30-£45 per hour.
Family Solicitors – £32-40 per hour.
In House Counsel: 0-3 years PQE – £30-45 per hour,
In House Counsel: 3+ years PQE – £45-105 per hour
In House Interim Lawyers (SMEs) – £55-65 per hour
Insolvency – £35-60 per hour.
IP – £50-85 per hour
Local authority rates: variable.
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence – 3+ years PQE – £25-£40 per hour.
Professional Negligence – £45-£55 per hour.
Wills & Probate – £35-£50 per hour. NB all rates exclude agency fees. The rates are for self-employed locums billing firms directly on a weekly basis.

Conveyancing Title Checks – Outsourced Rates

We have had a few queries in recently for the cost of using remotely working conveyancers to cover conveyancing title check work on an ad hoc ongoing basis. Example of a price list is below. Licensed Conveyancer Price List Example £20 if freehold
£30 if freehold and search report
£30 if unregistered freehold
£40 if unregistered and search report
£60 if leasehold
£70 if leasehold and search report
£80 if unregistered leasehold
£100 if unregistered and search report
£100 if freehold new build
£120 if leasehold new build
£150 if leasehold, new build and shared ownership
25%- uplift for 24 hour turnaround.

Prices for the work vary dramatically, but it seems that the usual hourly rate quoted for this work is £30 per hour or thereabouts if remote. We have a number of consultants and locums available for this type of work on an ongoing basis. Drop us a line if you would like to see who is available.

Jonathan Fagan is a legal recruitment consultant for Interim Lawyers and Managing Director of Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited. "I have been recruiting solicitors and legal support staff for law firms and in house legal departments for over 20 years. I am a non-practising solicitor, on the Roll since June 2000, and also a director of the Ten-Percent Group of Legal Recruitment websites. I also regularly comment on legal recruitment via my blog https://www.legalrecruitment.blogspot.co.uk. Interim Lawyers is the specialist locum arm of the Ten-Percent group and we have over 1100 locums on the books. We can usually keep our locums busy throughout the year, although it does very much depend on the market and fields of law. Get in touch with me to register assignments or look for locum work."