Costs Lawyer

Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Categories:
Legal Costs
Sub-category:
Costs Lawyers/Draftsmen
Location:
North East England
Area:
Leeds
Vicinity:
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary Description:
£25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted:
23-Jan-18
Job Ref:
27576

Company Profile
Our client have been providing a comprehensive legal costs service for over a decade, led by a senior solicitor and supported by a team of highly experienced solicitors, members of the bar and costs drafts people.
The practice is based in Manchester, Leeds and London and serves the whole country. Our clients represent law firms of all sizes, from large nationals to small single partner practices and our work covers a wide spectrum of legal issues. We are regularly involved in multi-party class actions, £multi-million claims, including commercial disputes, clinical negligence and personal injury cases

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.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- At least 3 years Costs experience either from an in-house or agency background
- Strong understanding of Case law and CPR
- Membership of the ACL is advantageous

PERSON SPECIFICATION:
- Driven and determined to succeed
- Ability to handle own caseload
- Hardworking and tenacious

Day to day duties
- Preparation of Costs schedules and Estimates
- Drafting Bills of Costs
- Preparation of Points of reply to dispute
- Handling CFA and CCFA matters
- Responsible for handling Negotiations of costs to settlement
- Advising clients on cost recovery

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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