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Locum Solicitor Hourly Rate Guide – April 2020

April 2020 Locum Solicitor & ILEX Rates

NB: Please bear in mind that most locum roles cropping up will be sought after for the next few months and some locums will drop their rates to get the work..

Child Care – £35-45 per hour (very difficult to source locums).
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 – £30-37 per hour.
Commercial Property – £35-55 per hour
Employment Solicitors – £30-50 per hour.
Family Solicitors – £30-35 per hour+.
In House Counsel: 0-3 years PQE – £25-40 per hour,
In House Counsel: 3+ years PQE – £45-105 per hour
In House Interim Advisors (SME) – £55-65 per hour
Insolvency – £30-60 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, going up to £55 per hour.

NB all rates exclude agency fees. The rates are for self-employed locums billing firms directly on a weekly basis.

Jonathan Fagan is a legal recruitment consultant for Interim Lawyers and Managing Director of 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 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."