Junior Law Cost Draftsman
Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Chatham, GB
6d ago

Job Description :

Duncan Lewis Solicitors, a national law firm, with approximately 800 staff are looking to recruit 3 experienced Law Costs Draftsman / Costs Lawyers who have extensive knowledge in drafting bills on Legal Aid and Private Client matters.

This will include preparing bills in some of the following practice areas : -

Clinical Negligence, Child Care, Housing Litigation, Family, Immigration, Judicial Review, Litigation, Mental Capacity and Personal Injury matters.

The ideal candidate will have strong legal, technical knowledge and experience of drafting bills and also excellent negotiation skills.

You will be working as part of a team of 20 costs lawyers / draftsmen.

  • Inter- Partes and Legal Aid Bills (6 column / 3column)
  • Drafting POD’s / Replies
  • Conducting Negotiations
  • To complete Legal Aid Claims;
  • To liaise and advise fee earners and support staff in relation to the variety of legal costs matters
  • Drafting statement of Costs for summary assessment
  • Drafting of estimates of costs to accompany Allocation Questionnaires and Pre-Trial Checklists.
  • Working knowledge of submitting bills onto the Legal Aid CCMS portal an advantage.
  • Key Skills Required :

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience as Costs Draftsman.
  • Good working knowledge on Costs Law and the Legal Aid rules and regulations relating to payment
  • Exposure to Cost Negotiation Experience
  • Have proven IT skills and ability to adapt to new technology
  • Ability to draft bills on Costs Master or i.docs.
  • Able to demonstrate strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated to work independently and as part of a team with can do attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A positive approach to working under pressure and in a busy environment
  • Business acumen
  • If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, you can either submit your CV and Covering letter via the link below

    Or alternatively, you can email your CV to costlawjobs duncanlewis.com Job Details Office : Chatham Department : Cost Draftsman and Billing Salary : £20,000 - £33,000 Job Type : Permanent Date Posted : 17 / 11 / 2020 Disclaimer

    We are the fastest growing firm of Solicitors, with offices across London and the UK. We deal in a wide range of legal services that caters for clients on a public funding or private fee basis.

    Duncan Lewis is privileged to have several franchises from the Legal Aid Agency.

    We look to recruit dedicated and talented employees in both legal and non-legal capacities, and we are always interested to receive applications from quality candidates, whether experienced or novice.

    If you can demonstrate a strong commitment to the areas of law provided by the firm, and you are keen to build a career with us, please click here to apply online with your details and CV.

    Duncan Lewis is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity of its staff. The Company strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, which is reflective at all levels within our workforce.

    We guarantee an interview for candidates that disclose a disability and meet the essential requirements for the post. Please provide additional details in your covering letter, if this applies.

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