Law Costs Draftman

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Birmingham
Salary
25000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + GBP25000 - GBP35000/annum 25 days holiday, pension, health
Posted
09 Jun 2017
Closes
21 Jun 2017
Category
Legal
Function
Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
There is now an exciting opportunity for a talented Law Costs Draftsman to join the Costs team of this law firm in London or Birmingham.

Our client is a leading and high profile national private practice full service law firm with a number of offices around the UK dealing with specialist areas in commercial and private law. They have a strong reputation for providing the highest quality of work and excellent standards of client care.

The Department

The recovery of costs is dealt with by a large team of people who will turn over recovery of approximately GBP100 million of the firms fees per annum and the preparation of around 2000 bills for detailed assessment per year. Bills will individually generally be above GBP10,000 and some large bills will exceed GBP1 million. Of these approximately 200 are likely to go through to a contested hearing where advocacy will be required before a District, Costs or High Court Judge.

The Role

You will deal with solicitors' files across a range of disciplines and prepare costs claims for submission to opposing solicitors or the courts. You may be required to undertake negotiations and possibly have some involvement with advocacy.

Applicants should be committed and hardworking individuals who enjoy operating in a pressurised and highly motivated team environment. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative with the minimum of supervision and have at least 1 - 3 years experience in law costs.

You will have a flexible approach making you able to respond to rapid changes in working schedules and priorities. For this you will need to be organised and able to communicate clearly with people at all levels.

Ideally you will be educated to degree standard and ideally have experience working either in house or for an external supplier of costs drafting services.

The role involves the use of IT systems and therefore computer literacy is essential. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes would be advantageous.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly regarded and progressive national law firm.
A highly competitive market rate salary together with great benefits, fantastic on-site staff facilities and future prospects is offered.
All applications will be reviewed within 2 working days and short-listed candidates contacted within that time frame

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