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Experience required

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Roles and responsibilities

You will be working within a dynamic and fast paced Costs team based within a leading law firm in Leeds. You will be dealing with all aspects of costs within the Court of Protection field. The team require a highly motivated individual who will undertake and be responsible for the following;

* Engage in a review of client files and extract the required information in order to prepare both short form and detailed bills of costs for assessment by the Court.
* Advising clients on their legal positions and costs recovery.
* ‘File Opening’ procedures, which involves completing client inception forms for all new matters that come into the Costs team on a daily basis.
* Assist with administration of client debts and taking the required steps in ensuring that payments are received.
* Reviewing and responding to client emails, providing the required information and monitoring the emails in various mail boxes and ensuring that all tasks have been actioned.
* Verbally communicating with clients in an effective manner.
* Production of spreadsheets to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data.
* Undertake legal research and prepare articles and blogs to be posted on the Clarion Costs Blog website and social media profiles.
* Be able to competently use Microsoft word, Excel and Powerpoint software to format and present high-quality documents and presentations.
* Management of an online diary system and use of Microsoft Outlook.
* Attend meetings, seminars and events as and when required to do so.
* Management of online and paper filing systems.
* General administrative tasks as requested e.g. photocopying, filing etc.
* To actively participate in a development plan which will be agreed with the line manager.
* To achieve personal appraisal targets as agreed with the line manager.

Experience required

* Excellent level of numeracy and literacy - Maths & English GCSE (Grade C or above)
* Strong interest in:
* Gaining employability training

* Gaining Business and Administration knowledge and skills
* Working in a legal environment
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Be able and willing to follow instructions.
* Work under supervision initially and work independently.
* Ability to work with detailed accuracy and speed.
* Be able to multi-task as priorities change.
* Adhere to all company policies, processes and procedures.
* Excellent work ethic and attendance.
* Commitment to completing the apprenticeship.
* High levels of attention to detail and the ability to present information clearly and in a concise manner.

Skills and Attributes

* Client focussed at all times.
* Agreement of development needs using feedback and a learning plan to evaluate and improve performance.
* Willingness to get involved in the wider business through charitable and social activities.
* Integrate with the team and wider members of the firm.
* Ability to meet deadlines.
* Excellent time-keeping.
* A commitment to complete all tasks to the highest standard.
* The ability to meet the monthly targets that are set by the line manager.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake an apprenticeship with Damar Training, this includes:

* On the job training provided
* Online learning and work-based activities
* Study time will be allocated for online lessons and activities, one work day per week will be allocated for studies.
* Activities to be successfully completed to deadline
* Thorough preparation for Work-Based Assessor visits
* Completion of all Work-Based Assessment activities and exercises
* Completion of apprenticeship would be expected within 18 months – 2 years

Qualifications:

A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including Maths and English and a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above.

Other information

This is a full time, permanent role with working hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm on Mondays to Fridays inclusive, with one hour for lunch.
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Roles and responsibilities

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Experience required

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Other information

Roles and responsibilities

You will be working within a dynamic and fast paced Costs team based within a leading law firm in Leeds. You will be dealing with all aspects of costs within the Court of Protection field. The team require a highly motivated individual who will undertake and be responsible for the following;

* Engage in a review of client files and extract the required information in order to prepare both short form and detailed bills of costs for assessment by the Court.
* Advising clients on their legal positions and costs recovery.
* ‘File Opening’ procedures, which involves completing client inception forms for all new matters that come into the Costs team on a daily basis.
* Assist with administration of client debts and taking the required steps in ensuring that payments are received.
* Reviewing and responding to client emails, providing the required information and monitoring the emails in various mail boxes and ensuring that all tasks have been actioned.
* Verbally communicating with clients in an effective manner.
* Production of spreadsheets to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data.
* Undertake legal research and prepare articles and blogs to be posted on the Clarion Costs Blog website and social media profiles.
* Be able to competently use Microsoft word, Excel and Powerpoint software to format and present high-quality documents and presentations.
* Management of an online diary system and use of Microsoft Outlook.
* Attend meetings, seminars and events as and when required to do so.
* Management of online and paper filing systems.
* General administrative tasks as requested e.g. photocopying, filing etc.
* To actively participate in a development plan which will be agreed with the line manager.
* To achieve personal appraisal targets as agreed with the line manager.

Experience required

* Excellent level of numeracy and literacy - Maths & English GCSE (Grade C or above)
* Strong interest in:
* Gaining employability training

* Gaining Business and Administration knowledge and skills
* Working in a legal environment
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Be able and willing to follow instructions.
* Work under supervision initially and work independently.
* Ability to work with detailed accuracy and speed.
* Be able to multi-task as priorities change.
* Adhere to all company policies, processes and procedures.
* Excellent work ethic and attendance.
* Commitment to completing the apprenticeship.
* High levels of attention to detail and the ability to present information clearly and in a concise manner.

Skills and Attributes

* Client focussed at all times.
* Agreement of development needs using feedback and a learning plan to evaluate and improve performance.
* Willingness to get involved in the wider business through charitable and social activities.
* Integrate with the team and wider members of the firm.
* Ability to meet deadlines.
* Excellent time-keeping.
* A commitment to complete all tasks to the highest standard.
* The ability to meet the monthly targets that are set by the line manager.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake an apprenticeship with Damar Training, this includes:

* On the job training provided
* Online learning and work-based activities
* Study time will be allocated for online lessons and activities, one work day per week will be allocated for studies.
* Activities to be successfully completed to deadline
* Thorough preparation for Work-Based Assessor visits
* Completion of all Work-Based Assessment activities and exercises
* Completion of apprenticeship would be expected within 18 months – 2 years

Qualifications:

A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including Maths and English and a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent) at grade C or above.

Other information

This is a full time, permanent role with working hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm on Mondays to Fridays inclusive, with one hour for lunch.
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