Costs Draftsperson

  • Up to £40000.00 per annum
  • Full Time
  • Liverpool
  • Legal
  • 27/06/2024
  • Office Support
  • BBBH7963
  • Costs Draftsperson
  • Contract
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At Adaptable Recruitment we have an Excellent Opportunity for a Costs Draftsperson - 18 months FTC to join a market leading company in the Liverpool area

Salary: Up too £40,000 depending on experience
Working hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 5.30pm - Thursday 9am to 5pm
Location: Liverpool - Wirral - minimum 2 days in office
Holidays: 25 days - plus bank holiday

Job Purpose:

The role will involve working within the firms Technical Costs Team dealing predominantly with RTA cases including Multi-Track and Fixed Costs Disputes.

Main Responsibilities to include:

* Drafting of bills of costs (Electronic & Paper)
* Preparing Precedent H Budgets
* Dealing with Part 8 matters
* Dealing with Fixed Costs Disputes
* Drafting Estimates of Costs
* Preparing Points of Dispute/Replies
* Negotiating costs generally with own case load
* Taking files to Provisional/Detailed Assessment
* Preparing N260 Costs Schedules
* Attending hearings including Detailed Assessments and CCMC
* Provide costs advice/guidance to fee earners as and when required
* Complete post Assessment work including agreeing figures and concluding Assessment process

The Ideal Candidate:
* Experience as a Costs Draftsperson/Costs Lawyer
* Excellent knowledge of CPR and Case law
* Experience of preparing New Electronic Bills
* Track record of dealing with high value Multi-Track cases
* Ability to deal with third party solicitors and insurers on a day-to-day basis
* Able to maintain the highest client care standards
* Experience with working within a team environment
* Ability to prioritise workloads
* Good knowledge of IT working with Word and Excel
* Excellent communication and negotiation skills
* Commercial awareness
* Knowledge of Case Management Systems is desirable but full training will be given

Benefits to include:
* Minimum 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays
* Holiday buy and sell scheme
* Hybrid working model
* 2 x Volunteering days to support charitable initiatives
* Matched Giving - up to £250 matched for personal charity fundraising for a registered charity
* Medicash cash plan - claim back dental / physio / optical appointments
* My Medicash App - including access to rapid digital physiotherapy and skin cancer screening assessments plus fitness videos and wellbeing tools
* Discounts and cash back on travel and shopping through Medicash extras
* Life Assurance Scheme (4 x salary)
* Pension scheme
* Active network of Wellbeing Champions - providing mental health support
* Training and development opportunities
* Funded social events to connect with your colleagues
* Dress for your day policy

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