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5 months ago
BKM Consultants
Salary: £22000 - £30000 - Negotiable
Location: Hampshire
Job type: Contract/Locum
Job sector: In House
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Brian
Sector: Personal Injury
Category: Law Costs Negotiator Jobs

Location:          Hampshire

Vacancy:          Experienced Legal Costs

Salary:               £Negotiable – confirm your salary requirements on application     

Duration:           Full-time – 12 month Maternity cover role  


Our client is one of the leading regional law firms in the UK with a track record of exceptional growth.  Their litigation department, which includes personal injury, clinical negligence, travel, Flight Delay and commercial litigation work, is looking to recruit to an additional experienced Legal Costs person into their established costs team. 


  • Ability to maintain own case load
  • Acting for both Claimant and Defendant clients within Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Solicitor Own Client and commercial disputes
  • Preparation of budgets, Precedent R and dealing with objections raised by their opponents and advising lawyers both throughout the budgeting process and at Case Management Conferences
  • Drafting Bills of Costs/Schedules of Costs use of the electronic bill of costs
  • Preparation of Costs schedules and Estimates
  •  Preparation of Points of Reply to dispute
  • Attending detailed assessment hearings at Court
  •  Responsible for handling Negotiations of costs to settlement
  • Dealing with complex technical arguments
  • Prioritising your workload and working to strict deadlines
  • Handling Complex CFA and CCFA matters
  • Advising clients on cost recovery
  • Building strong and professional relationships with clients
  • Using Microsoft Office/ Excel,

Person Specification:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience within this area either from an in-house or agency background.
  • Strong understanding of Caselaw and CPR
  •  Membership of the ACL is advantageous not essential
  •  Knowledge of costs budgeting
  •  Dealing with own caseload of claimant/defendant costs files.
  • You need to be driven and accurate with the ability to work to deadlines
  •  Excellent communication skills


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