Fees Survey

We regularly conduct a survey of Expert Witness Fees.

The last Survey we conducted was in 2013 and the 2016 Survey is now underway. We would encourage as many experts as possible to complete the new survey - the more in formation we receive the better the results that we are able to produce.

What we said in 2013

Since the 2010 Fees Survey was published we have received the Jones v Kaney judgement, Sir Rupert Jackson’s report on costs a number of revisions to procedure rules and the economy has continued to grind along at an almost imperceptible pace. How then has this been reflected in the world of the Expert Witness? 

A few ‘top-level’ figures are shown below which seem to indicate that, broadly, fee levels have increased in line with inflation. Whether this trend continues or fee levels become capped remains to be seen

2013 Survey Results

The headline charging rates for Civil Cases. All figures shown are in £.

Hourly (£)AccountancyProperty &
Construction
EngineeringFinancial
Services
HealthcareAll
Professions
Average258147 155244 196 183
Max699300300440500699
Min14760 8016050 48

2011 Survey Results

The headline charging rates for Civil Cases. All figures shown are in £.

Hourly (£)AccountancyProperty &
Construction
EngineeringFinancial
Services
HealthcareAll
Professions
Average233145122217193176
Max650300250325380650
Min80485015010048

CLICK HERE to compelete the 2016 Fee Survey