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about 1 year ago
Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Salary: Competitive
Location: Harrow
Job type: Permanent
Category: Accounts Jobs
Job Description:

Due to a substantial increase in work, our Billing & Costing Department are looking to recruit a Legal Aid Billing Supervisors to train and manage a team of Billing Assistants.

The role requires the ability to work in a fast pace environment, excellent management and organisation skills and attention to detail. We are looking for a flexible team player who can thrive within a large team and who utilises an assertive yet tactful approach when dealing with our fee earners, external agencies and experts.

The main tasks will involve training and supervision of junior billing assistants to process:

•Legal Aid bills and ensuring files are sent to the Legal Aid Agency without delay.
•Legal Aid High Cost Case Contracts
•Bills with enclosures to Supreme Court Costs Office.
•Inter Partes bills including negotiation and up to settlement
•Assisting with payment of Invoices.
•Private bills & preparing final cost transfers.
•Bills payable by third parties.
•Liaising with Barristers Clerks.

Key Skills Required:

The successful candidate must have:-

•Ability to manage and supervise a team
•Ability to train junior staff to process bills
•Excellent management and numerical skills
•Self motivated with the ability to work on own initiative and to tight deadlines
•Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, whilst also be confident in liaising with senior managers and fee earners.
•Excellent IT skills with the ability to process information using relevant software (databases, spreadsheet packages).
•Strong business acumen.

Previous experience in processing legal aid and private billing is essential.

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