Paralegal / Assistant Costs Draftsman

Type:
Permanent
Categories:
Legal Costs
Sub-category:
Costs Lawyers/Draftsmen
Location:
London
Area:
City of London
Vicinity:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
31-Jan-18
Job Ref:
28646

Company Profile
Our client is recognised as a top ranking law firm. It provides a supportive environment which employees can develop and fulfil their potential. They support and nurture career progression and with the companies current expansion there are growing opportunities.

Outline of role
The ideal candidate will have at least 1 years’ experience in a cost related
Experience

- Well organised, uses initiative, prioritises appropriately, applies self, shows attention to detail, manages own workload and meets deadlines
- Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills (respectful, positive, articulate, professional and sympathetic)
- Delivers helpful internal and external client services with a “can do” approach, shows commercial awareness and represents the department/Firm appropriately
- Shares information and ideas
- Accepts and follows instructions, listens, makes notes, questions appropriately, co-operates
- Shows sound judgement, acts within boundaries
- Shows commitment, passion and enthusiasm
- Is a respectful, reliable and supportive team player
- Reflects the Firm’s culture


Day to day duties

- Preparing breakdowns for negotiation
- Preparing estimates in support of Allocation and Pre Trial questionnaires
- Preparing N260 forms ( Statement of Costs)
- Assisting in cost budgeting process
- Auditing phase based time recording on matters subject to budgeting process
- Preparing documents in support of Notice of Commencement for service
- Preparing papers to accompany N258 form ( Request for Detailed Assessment)
- Preparing itemised bundles to support costs claim at Detailed Assessment
- Archiving files when required
- Liaising with external Cost Lawyers when necessary
- Assisting Costs Lawyer with day to day activities and tasks as required
- Maintaining spreadsheets capturing relevant data
- Team working with other Cost Lawyers, Cost Draftsmen and Litigation Fee-Earners
- Undertaking any other reasonable duties as requested


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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