Our client, an award-winning firm of solicitors based in West Yorkshire, are looking to recruit a Costs Lawyer/Law Cost Draftsman.
The role is predominantly drafting Legal Aid bills for assessment & High Cost case plans, and supporting and advising fee earners on Legal Aid eligibility, prior authority issues, costs limits, payments on account etc. You will be expected to draft bills, negotiate, perform costs budgets and be able to demonstrate points of dispute and points of reply.
This is a permanent contract and provides competitive salary for the right candidate based upon experience. Our client can also offer a flexible working environment with a supportive and highly trained team.
We are looking for an individual with a good standard of education and a professional qualification would be preferred. The successful candidate will have strong technical knowledge and experience in the full life cycle of costs. Experience in advocacy will be an advantage
A minimum of 3 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of legal costs billing from Legal Aid to private civil matters, including drafting CCMS claims, detailed assessment bills, High Costs Case Plans, points of dispute, and budgets and where necessary negotiating with other parties and attending upon costs assessments hearings. The candidate must also be highly proficient in the use of Costs Master.
Prior knowledge in drafting bills in some of the following areas of practice will be helpful: Court of Protection, Personal Injury, and Litigation. Family/Children is essential.