8 November, 2012

2011 Guideline Hourly Rates

Filed UnderLegal Costs  

Readers will no doubt have noticed that the inside front cover of the Second Edition of Mark Friston’s Civil Costs: Law and Practice has guideline rates for the last few years. Where rates were not published in any given year, they have been extrapolated from other years. This applies to 2004 and 2011. Unfortunately, the footnote for 2011 has been omitted and as such it looks like the rates are published rates when in fact they are extrapolated.

I understand the following erratum slip will be inserted in future copies:

The table inside the front cover should have the following footnote relating to the rates for 2011:

“These rates are extrapolated; in April 2011 the Master of the Rolls advised that 2010 rates should apply pending a review; that review has seemingly not taken place and as such it is arguable that extrapolated rates (i.e., those shown) should apply."


4 Responses to “2011 Guideline Hourly Rates”

  1. Anonymous on November 8th, 2012 10:24 am

    why bother?

    all defendants ignore nearly 2 years of work since the rates change in 2010; the recession and interest; the increased costs of cases being run; the effects of Moto; in blindly referring to the Guideline Rates for Summary Assessment, as an all singing, all dancing binding authority on all Courts on DA

    You could paint rates changes in 100 ft sky-writing and it wouldnt change them

  2. Mark Friston on November 8th, 2012 11:19 am

    Ooops! Sorry everyone. I will try harder next time!

  3. Timothy P on January 10th, 2013 6:08 pm

    This blog post is useful but neither the original book nor the erratum slip actually specifies who undertook the extrapolation. It was, I suppose, Mark Friston – not Master Leonard.

  4. Timothy P on January 10th, 2013 6:10 pm

    Apology accepted, Mark – as we like your book!

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