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.