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Salary:
Competitive + Benefits
Job type:
Permanent
Job sector:
Private Practice
Sector:
Other
Experience:
PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9
Contact:
Gemma Taylor
A leading Manchester law firm is currently looking to recruit a law costs draftsman/solicitor to join its growing team on a full time basis. The firm is fully committed to nurturing and growing talent, and part of that is recognising the results of an individual’s work and rewarding high performance. Progression isn’t just limited to qualification. Many people within Costs have had the opportunity to be promoted into management and operational positions, and/or develop as technical specialists.

The work will cover a variety of claims for costs, encompassing a mixture of personal injury claims including motor, casualty and catastrophic injury.

You will be required to have previous costs experience dealing with costs management, fixed costs, paying party & receiving party, as well as costs negotiation experience in costs recovery and/or adverse costs.

Main Responsibilities:
  • To run and manage a caseload of costs files, including drafting and negotiating budgets and preparation/consideration of associated documents, drafting and consideration of bills including e-bills and summary of costs statements, drafting of points of dispute and general costs negotiations, advising clients
  • To ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and Law Society Practice Management Standards
  • To ensure effective case management and compliance with internal and external service standard requirements
  • To ensure the production of high quality work on own files and any other files where assistance or cover is provided
  • To attend court on costs hearings
  • To liaise with clients as appropriate
  • To assist partners and senior fee earners with complex cases
A leading Manchester law firm is currently looking to recruit a law costs draftsman/solicitor to join its growing team on a full time basis. The firm is fully committed to nurturing and growing talent, and part of that is recognising the results of an individual’s work and rewarding high performance. Progression isn’t just limited to qualification. Many people within Costs have had the opportunity to be promoted into management and operational positions, and/or develop as technical specialists.

The work will cover a variety of claims for costs, encompassing a mixture of personal injury claims including motor, casualty and catastrophic injury.

You will be required to have previous costs experience dealing with costs management, fixed costs, paying party & receiving party, as well as costs negotiation experience in costs recovery and/or adverse costs.

Main Responsibilities:
  • To run and manage a caseload of costs files, including drafting and negotiating budgets and preparation/consideration of associated documents, drafting and consideration of bills including e-bills and summary of costs statements, drafting of points of dispute and general costs negotiations, advising clients
  • To ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and Law Society Practice Management Standards
  • To ensure effective case management and compliance with internal and external service standard requirements
  • To ensure the production of high quality work on own files and any other files where assistance or cover is provided
  • To attend court on costs hearings
  • To liaise with clients as appropriate
  • To assist partners and senior fee earners with complex cases
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