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 (£) Accountancy Property &
Construction
Engineering Financial
Services
Healthcare All
Professions
Average 258 147  155 244  196  183
Max 699 300 300 440 500 699
Min 147 60  80 160 50  48

2011 Survey Results

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

Hourly (£) Accountancy Property &
Construction
Engineering Financial
Services
Healthcare All
Professions
Average 233 145 122 217 193 176
Max 650 300 250 325 380 650
Min 80 48 50 150 100 48

CLICK HERE to compelete the 2016 Fee Survey