Costs Lawyer / Costs Draftsman
Type : Categories : Sub-category : Location : Area : Vicinity : Unspecified Salary : £28,000 to £30,000 per annum Posted : 17-Dec-19 Job Ref : 28773
Established Costs Agency based in the North West specialising in high value costs work.
Outline of role
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience drafting Bills of Costs, Replies and Costs Budgets. The candidate should also be an effective professional communicator both in person and on the telephone.
A challenging and varied role in this newly formed department with responsibility for a range of matters including clinical negligence, personal injury and industrial disease cases.
A keen eye for detail
Be able to work to tight deadlines
Have good interpersonal and communication skills
Have a high level of professionalism
Experience in using mainstream costs software packages
Be able to deal with all manner of complex costs issues without supervision
Day to day duties
Dealing with complex multi-track matters
Working on clinical negligence and / or commercial cases
Preparing bills of costs
Preparing interim schedules of costs and statements of costs for summary assessment
Drafting Points of Dispute and Replies to Points of Dispute
Drafting costs budgets
Settling Advices on complex and technical costs issues
Drafting Interim applications within costs proceedings
Negotiation of bills
Appearing as an advocate at detailed assessment hearings and interim applications within costs proceedings
Attendance at CCMCs.