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3 months ago
Lipson Lloyd Jones Manchester
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Location: Birmingham, Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Emma Chisholm
Sector: Other, Clinical Negligence
Category: Law Costs Draftsperson Jobs, Law Costs Negotiator Jobs

Our client is a national law firm with a strong commercial presence, and they are looking for a costs draughtsperson to join the team dealing with clinical negligence costs in either the Birmingham or Manchester office. You will have at least 2 years experience in costs and be either unqualified or qualified in costs or a solicitor, they are very open, as long as you have the experience

You will be required to work as part of a team handling costs for the Litigation Teams. You will undertake work for a number of offices within the firm and be involved in a range of issues including:

  • drafting bills of costs for detailed assessment
  • drafting Replies to Points of Dispute
  • drafting Costs Budgets and liaising with the opponent with a view to narrowing the issues or agreeing ahead of a CCMC
  • undertaking negotiations with the opponent
  • preparing applications for interim payments
  • working in line with internal SLAs and Costs Team benchmarks

Skills and qualifications

You will work as part of a team and be able to work on your own initiative, whilst also supporting your team colleagues. The ability to organise your day and to prioritise work is essential whilst remaining calm and professional in your approach.

Essential Experience:

  • Costs Lawyer or Costs Draftsperson with at least 2 years' experience
  • experience of managing a case load of files
  • good working knowledge of the CPR

Desirable Experience:

  • experience of dealing with personal injury costs at all levels, especially Multi Track
  • experience of using CostsMaster
  • experience of working to billing and time recording targets
  • experience of building relationships with internal contacts at all levels

Additional Skills and requirements for the role are:

  • IT literate with experience of using Word, Excel and the internet
  • Confident communicator and negotiator
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise, be organised and efficient
  • Flexibility with the capability to adapt to change, new practices and cope under pressure but with the ability to recognise when to seek assistance
  • Able to integrate within a team and able to work on your own initiative
  • Friendly and helpful approach
  • Quality and customer service orientated
  • Client focused with an ability to build strong relationships with clients

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.

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