Senior Fixed Costs Draftsperson

Location:

Birkenhead or Liverpool

REFERENCE: 03/22/03
CLOSING DATE: 5/27/2022 12:00:00 AM

Job Purpose:

The position will involve working within the firms Technical Costs Department – reviewing fixed costs files, considering and making offers, negotiating settlement, preparing costs schedules and negotiating costs, predominantly RTA. The role involves:

  • Reviewing and negotiating fixed costs and bringing cases to a conclusion in a timely matter;
  • Drafting Costs Schedules, Part 23 Applications and Part 8 Proceedings when necessary;
  • Attending hearings of applications within the fixed costs team
  • Liaising with fee earners and management
  • Providing assistance to other team members as and when required

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage a caseload of RTA Claimant fixed costs cases
  • Ensure that the quality of work produced is to the highest standard
  • Reviewing costs schedules/bills with a view to negotiating Claimants costs, generally disputed fixed costs cases, and settling costs files in a timely manner from cradle to grave
  • Negotiating settlement of costs and reporting terms of settlement
  • Preparing bills/Part 23 Applications and/or Replies to Points of Dispute in fixed costs cases
  • Drafting Part 8 Proceedings
  • Proceeding with matters to a Provisional Assessment
  • Attending hearing of Part 23 Applications and reporting outcomes
  • Technical support to the fixed costs team generally
  • Dealing with Third Party Solicitors and insurers on a day to day basis
  • Maintaining the highest client care standards
  • Administrative duties within the department

Experience & Knowledge:

  • A detailed working knowledge of fixed costs claims and the costs process
  • Ability to conduct costs hearings on fixed costs matters
  • Must be used to dealing with cases requiring a prompt turnaround.
  • Good commercial awareness and a professional attitude.
  • Ability to work to time scales and cope under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work within a team.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good IT skills, including Excel and experience of using a case management system preferable but not essential

Senior Fixed Costs Draftsperson

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