Costs Lawyer

Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Categories:
Legal Costs
Sub-category:
Costs Lawyers/Draftsmen
Location:
London
Area:
City of London
Vicinity:
City of London, London
Salary Description:
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted:
06-Jun-18
Job Ref:
27615

Company Profile
One of the country's leading legal costs firms with over 100 costs staff in branches in London and the North of England. They cover a range of high profile defendant & claimant caseloads across Commercial, Clinical Negligence, RTA, Civil, Family & PI and maintain their position by providing a highly client focused service.
As an employer they actively encourage internal promotion and sponsorship of candidates to take the ACL qualification.

Outline of role
The successful candidate will be responsible for drafting bills & handling their own caseload in a busy by friendly department. The caseloads are a good mix of fast & multi track claimant & defendant work dealing with; Clinical Negligence, RTA & PI.

Experience
They seek a person with 3-5 years experience in a Costs role with good bill drafting experience.
Knowledge of Commercial, Civil and Family costs would be advantageous as would membership of the ACL, although not essential.

- Previous experience in a similar costs negotiator role either claimant or defendant.
- Experience of preparing Points of Dispute and considering replies (highly desirable if not essential)
- Good standard of education - 3 GCSE's grade C or above or equivalent including Math's, English & Science as a minimum.
- Good telephone negotiation skills
- Previous experience of handling own caseload.
- Have an understanding of the Detailed Assessment process, Cost Case Laws and Insurance Litigation practice & process.
- Ability to use own initiative.
- Ability to plan and prioritise workloads.
- Excellent listening and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to make decisions.
- Ability to remain calm under pressure.
- Proficient IT skills

To Apply
Please email your up to date CV stating your current salary, notice period & salary sought

IMPORTANT NOTE
Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you haven't been contacted
within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we
positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.
We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your
interest.
Adept Recruitment Ltd encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds.
Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability
to work in the UK. Adept Recruitment Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment
& an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment
Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.
Adept Recruitment is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its
Clients.

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