Legal Aid and Inter Partes – Law Cost Draftsman
Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Harrow , GB
6d ago

Job Description :

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is the largest provider of Legal Aid services with 800 staff and consultants in offices throughout the UK.

We are looking for 3 experienced Law Cost Draftsman who have extensive experience in drafting bills on Legal Aid and Private client matters.

This will include preparing bills in Child Care, Family, Immigration, Judicial Review, Litigation, and Personal Injury matters.

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

The company is looking for a Law Costs Draftsman with significant Legal Aid experience to hit the ground running, as well as Inter Partes experience.

  • Drafting Inter- Partes and Legal Aid Bills ( 6 column / 3column)
  • Drafting POD’s / Replies
  • Conducting Negotiations
  • To complete post assessment work
  • 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.
  • Key Skills Required :

    Key Essential Skills and Personal Attributes :

  • Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience as Cost Draftsman / Cost Lawyer Role
  • Experience in drafting Legal Aid bills for varied areas of law;
  • Costs Negotiation Experience
  • Have proven IT skills and ability to adapt to new technology
  • 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
  • Job Details Office : Harrow Department : Cost Draftsman and Billing Salary : Competitive 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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