Costs Draftsperson


Leonard House - Birkenhead

REFERENCE: 05/23/08
CLOSING DATE: 7/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

Salary: £30,000.00-£40,000.00

Hours of Work: 37 hours a week 

Core hours Monday – Thursday 9am – 5.30pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Will consider flexible variations to core hours

Job Purpose:

The role will involve working within the firms Technical Costs Team dealing predominantly with RTA
cases including Multi-Track and Fixed Costs Disputes.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Drafting of bills of costs (Electronic & Paper)
  • Preparing Precedent H Budgets
  • Dealing with Part 8 matters
  • Dealing with Fixed Costs Disputes
  • Drafting Estimates of Costs
  • Preparing Points of Dispute/Replies
  • Negotiating costs generally with own case load
  • Taking files to Provisional/Detailed Assessment
  • Preparing N260 Costs Schedules
  • Attending hearings including Detailed Assessments and CCMC
  • Provide costs advice/guidance to fee earners as and when required
  • Complete post Assessment work including agreeing figures and concluding Assessment

Experience & Knowledge:

  • Experience as a Costs Draftsperson/Costs Lawyer
  • Excellent knowledge of CPR and Case law
  • Experience of preparing New Electronic Bills
  • Track record of dealing with high value Multi-Track cases
  • Ability to deal with third party solicitors and insurers on a day-to-day basis
  • Able to maintain the highest client care standards
  • Experience with working within a team environment
  • Ability to prioritise workloads
  • Good knowledge of IT working with Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Knowledge of Case Management Systems is desirable but full training will be given

Here at Carpenters group diversity and inclusion matters, it is integral to our culture and we welcome applications from everyone. We celebrate difference and believe in equal opportunities for all.


  • Minimum 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working model
  • 2 x Volunteering days to support charitable initiatives
  • Matched Giving – up to £250 matched for personal charity fundraising for a registered
  • Medicash cash plan – claim back dental / physio / optical appointments
  • My Medicash App – including access to rapid digital physiotherapy and skin cancer
    screening assessments plus fitness videos and wellbeing tools
  • Discounts and cash back on travel and shopping through Medicash extras
  • Life Assurance Scheme (4 x salary)
  • Pension scheme
  • Funded driving theory test (in relevant role)
  • Active network of Wellbeing Champions – providing mental health support
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Funded social events to connect with your colleagues
  • Dress for your day policy

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