LAW COST DRAFTSMAN / COSTS LAWYERS


Cost Law Services Limited is a specialist Cost Drafting company, looking for 4 experienced Law Cost Draftsman/Costs Lawyers who have extensive experience in drafting Legal Aid and Inter Partes Bills, to join the offices in Chatham, Harrow, Luton, Dalston and Leicester.

This will include preparing Bills in the areas of Litigation, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Public Law, Immigration Family and Child Care matters.

The ideal candidate will have strong technical knowledge and experience of drafting bills and also great negotiation skills. The company is looking for a Law Costs Draftsman/Costs Lawyer with significant experience in both Legal Aid and Inter- Partes to hit the ground running.

Key Essential Skills and Personal Attributes:

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience of Law Cost Draftsman/Costs Lawyer Role;
  • Experience in drafting Legal Aid bills for varied areas of law;
  • Costs Negotiations Experience;
  • Have proven IT skills and ability to adapt to new technology;
  • Able to demonstrate strong administrative and organisational skills;
  • Self-motivated to work independently and as part of a team with ‘can do attitude;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • A positive approach to working under pressure and in a busy environment;

Key Tasks:

  • Drafting Inter-Partes and Legal Aid Bills ( 6 column/ 3column);
  • Drafting POD’s/ Replies;
  • Conducting Negotiations;
  • To complete post –assessment work;
  • To complete Legal Aid Claims (Claim 1’s/Claim 1a’s/ Claim 2’s);
  • To liaise and advise fee earners and support staff in relation to the variety of legal costs matters;
  • Drafting statement of Costs for summary assessment;
  • Drafting Schedule of Costs;
  • Drafting of estimates of costs to accompany Allocation Questionnaires and Pre-Trial Checklists;
  • Drafting VHCCP (preferred but, not essential);
  • To be able to draft Electronic Bills (preferred but, not essential);
  • To be able to drafts Costs Budgets (Precedent H);
  • To be able to prepare Part 8 Proceedings;
  • To be able to undertake advocacy where necessary (preferred but, not essential).

Salary

  • Competetive.

Equal Opportunities:

Cost Law Services Limited is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity of its staff. The Company strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, which is reflective at all levels within our workforce.

We guarantee an interview for candidates that disclose a disability and meet the essential requirements for the post. Please provide additional details in your covering letter if this applies.

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please submit your CV and Covering letter to Olly Sufi; Olly.Sufi@costlaw.com

For further information about Cost Law Services Ltd visit our website: www.costlaw.com or e-mail us at info@costlaw.com

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