Senior Costs Draftsperson - Solicitor Own Client


Birkenhead or Liverpool

REFERENCE: 05/22/14
CLOSING DATE: 7/15/2022 12:00:00 AM

Job Purpose:

The position will involve working within the firms Technical Costs Team dealing predominantly with Solicitor to Own Client Costs, RTA cases including Multi-Track and Fixed Costs Disputes.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Dealing with Solicitor to Own Client Costs Cases cradle to grave
  • Oversea and manage any solicitor to own client disputes
  • 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 5 years’ experience as a Costs Draftsperson/Costs Lawyer
  • Must have experience in dealing with Solicitor to Own Client costs matters and have a good working knowledge of the relevant legislation.
  • 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


  • 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


  • Minimum 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working model (in relevant role)
  • 2 x Volunteering days to support charitable initiatives
  • Matched Giving – up to £250 matched for personal charity fundraising for a registered charity
  • 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

Senior Costs Draftsperson - Solicitor Own Client

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