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Legal Aid Cost Lawyer

  • Job reference: ZhLCL28/12
  • Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: An exciting opportunity for a Legal aid cost lawyer to work in a busy department for a law firm in Huddersfield. An Award winning firm of solicitors that are passionate about making a difference to people.

You will be working as part of a team handling costs for the Family/Care, Community Care, and Litigation Teams. You will undertake work for two offices within the firm and be involved in a range of issues including:
*Drafting Replies to Points of Dispute
*drafting Costs Budgets and liaising with the opponent with a view to narrowing the issues or agreeing ahead of a CCMC
*undertaking negotiations with the opponent
*drafting bills of costs for detailed assessment in both legally aided and privately funded matters
*Preparing High Costs Case Plans
*Dealing with claims through CCMS

Essential Skills:
*A minimum of 3 years' PQE experience as a Solicitor, lawyer, Barrister.
*Experience working as a cost lawyer or a costs draftsman.
*Should also have experience in managing a caseload of files.

A great opportunity to work with a successful law firm who offer a supportive working environment and bonuses.

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact Zakkiya Hussain:
Telephone: 01772 208969
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The benefits of working through Service Care Legal;
*Specialists legal recruitment consultants offering single point of contact
*Twice weekly payroll runs
*£250 training allowances
*Ltd and PAYE payment options available

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.