Legal Costs Administrator
CRA Consulting
8h ago

ob Role : Legal Cost Administrator

Location : Sheffield

Contract : Full Time, Permanent

Salary : £19,309

CRA Legal are looking to recruit a cost administrator for a specialist law firm. The role is within the legal costs team who are looking for an administrator to assist drafting costs for the Personal Injury department.

The firm are a non-for-profit firm who are progressive and forward thinking. They offer a pleasant working environment with great benefits and parking.

The ideal candidate will have experience dealing with legal costs and be able to draft Bill of Costs, Statements of Costs and Costs Schedules for claimant Personal Injury files.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Preparing costs schedules on personnel injury files, which include RTA, Employers Liability and Pubic Liability claims, including Portal, FRC and time costed files
  • Ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules
  • Administering cost breakdowns and entering data
  • Creating costing breakdowns / estimates for negotiation, allocation and pre-trial questionnaires
  • Drafting N260 firms, also known as Statement of Costs Forms
  • Preparing documentation, forms and papers
  • Filing, scanning and archiving files
  • Maintaining and entering data, managing via spreadsheets
  • Assisting Costs Lawyer with day to day activities and tasks as required
  • Preparing cost breakdowns for negotiation
  • Preparing estimates in support of Allocation and Pre-Trial questionnaires
  • Drafting N260 forms, also known as Statement of Costs Forms
  • Assisting in cost budgeting process
  • Liaising with external Cost Lawyers when necessary
  • Working with external Cost Draftsmen and Litigation Fee-Earners
  • Negotiating with medical agencies and Counsel to lower amount of fees where appropriate
  • Desired Traits :

  • Experience in costs drafting administration
  • Committed, hardworking and willing to learn
  • Experienced in operating in a pressurised and highly motivated team environment
  • Ability to work on your own initiative with the minimum of supervision
  • Flexible, organised and can communicate clearly with people at all levels
  • Excellent IT skills and the ability to use Microsoft Office programmes is essential
  • For further information in relation to this vacancy please contact Rhys Spencer on 0114 241 8030 or apply at rhys.spencer

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