Costs Draftperson/Costs Lawyer

Location:

Birch House - Seacombe

REFERENCE: 07/24/44
CLOSING DATE: 10/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Job Purpose:

The position 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 (not essential)
  • Provide costs advice/guidance to fee earners as and when required
  • Complete post Assessment work including agreeing figures and concluding Assessment process

Experience & Knowledge:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Costs Draftsperson/Costs Lawyer
  • Knowledge of Case Management Systems, training will be given
  • Good knowledge of IT working with Word and Excel
  • Excellent knowledge of CPR and Case law
  • Experience of preparing New Electronic Bills a must
  • 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

Desirables:

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Good commercial awareness and ability to work to targets
  • Working knowledge of the claims process
  • Good time keeping
  • Ability to liaise and report to Senior Managers

Costs Draftsperson/Costs Lawyer

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