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Costs Lawyer

  • Job reference: EC2305COSTS
  • Location: West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Non-Qualified, Qualified, Support Staff
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Job description: Costs Lawyer/ Law costs Draftsman

Location: West Yorkshire
Job Type: Permanent
Area of expertise: Costs
Salary: £DOE

This is a fantastic opportunity to join work as a Costs Lawyer or Law Costs Draftsman in a Legal 500 Firm with a fantastic reputation in West Yorkshire. You will be working with all aspects of legal costs billing from Legal Aid to private civil matters. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years' experience and be able to deal with a large workload and be up to date with the Solicitors' Accounts Rules and will be competent in the use of CostsMaster.

Responsibilities:
*drafting bills of costs for detailed assessment in both legally aided and privately funded matters
*Preparing High Costs Case Plans
*Dealing with CCMS claims
*drafting Replies to Points of Dispute
*drafting Costs Budgets and liaising with the opponent
*undertaking negotiations with the opponent

Requirements:
*at least 3 years' experience as a Costs Lawyer or Costs Draftsperson essential
*Experience of managing a caseload essential
*Good working knowledge of the CPR essential
*Experience of using CostsMaster
*Work to billing and time recording targets
*Ability to build relationships internally

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying, please contact Emma Clapham on 01772 208969 or email emma.clapham@servicecare.org.uk

The benefits of working through Service Care Legal:
*Exceptional referral bonuses
*Specialist legal recruitment consultants offering single point of contact
*Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
*Nationwide provider of legal staff to Private Sector and Public Sector organisations

Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.

For all our latest vacancies and to register for job alerts please visit www.servicecare.org.uk/legal