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Costs Draftsman

  • Location:

    Prescot, Merseyside

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £25000 - £30000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Daniel

  • Contact email:

    liverpool.branch@brookstreet.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    LIV/624459_1542628108

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    19/12/2018

Job Description

Are you a Costs Draftsman looking for a new challenge in one of the fastest growing legal firms in the UK?

Do you have over 2 years' experience in costs drafting and are able to provide evidence of this at both registration and interview stage?

If so, this could be the perfect role for you.

Working at the company's Knowsley office, the right Costs Draftsman candidate will be able to help within their busy and dynamic team.

The company itself is growing daily and the opportunities are endless. Training and development is high on the priority list and the salaries reflect their company ethos.

Benefits for this role include:

Competitive annual salary ranging from £25,000 to £30,000 depending on experience.

"Me Time" allowance which offers personal time away from your role i.e. a haircut, shopping and personal appointments aside from using your holiday allowance.

Free on site car parking facilities.

Main requirements of the role will be for someone to have:

Drafting of Bills of Costs/negotiating and maximising costs received by the firm.

Drafting an informal bill of costs.

Occasional negotiation and advocacy as and when required as part of the business.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

Understanding the standard and indemnity basis of costs alongside knowledge of predictive/portal and fixed cost regimes including what costs they are entitled to and at what stage.

Drafting formal Bills of Costs, N252 and advice.

Understanding and utilising case management software and costs drafting software/programs.

Undertaking negotiations and providing "from cradle to grave" service.

Providing quality work on an efficient basis ensuring SLA`s are met.

Attaining and achieving set targets.

Understand and utilise different case law in disputes as and when necessary.

Preparing Replies to Points of Dispute.

Preparing Precedent H Costs Budgets.

Drafting cost schedules for Disposal/Trial.

Drafting Estimate of Costs to accompany Listing Questionnaire.

Keeping up to date with costs law and changes.

Skills, knowledge and experience required:

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships

Ability to present information simply and accurately, both orally and in writing

Ability to work methodically to deal with a constant flow of work that requires a fast turnaround

Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work

Ability to work on own initiative and potential to work without supervision

Ability to plan/organise work for yourself

Ability to assist other team members when required.

Numerate skills

Good telephone manner

Legible handwriting

Computer literate

Commitment to providing a high quality and speedy service to clients

Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges

To apply for this role, please apply directly and to speed up your application, complete our pre-registration link on https://registrations.brookstreet.co.uk/full-registration.aspx

To find out further information of this role, please send your current CV or call Daniel on 01512426090

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