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Costs Draftsperson - Top Tier Firm - Liverpool

Costs Draftsperson - Top Tier Firm - Liverpool

  • Location

    Liverpool

  • Sector:

    Legal, Legal in-house, Personal Injury

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £32,000

  • Contact:

    Kathryn Wycherley

  • Contact email:

    kathryn@kingsleyrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    KW17921

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    permanent

  • Expiry date:

    2019-03-18

  • Startdate:

    asap

A BRAND-NEW opportunity has arisen for an experienced Costs Drafts Person to join one of the most prestigious firms in the North West and a Top Tier Firm (Legal 500)

Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK 2017, they are immensely proud of the work we carry out for their clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department: The Casualty team provides a full, expert service in defending public and employers' liability claims, particularly workplace, public sector and claims against the emergency services. Their team is second-to-none in providing defendant litigation services in these specialist areas. We operate on a national basis with dedicated workplace, public and police teams.

The role:To manage a caseload of costs cases up to 100k in value.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deal with a caseload of costs cases
  • Ensure that the quality of work produced is to the highest standard
  • Manage and negotiate client/costs disputes
  • Draft points of dispute, budgets, precedent R, initial advice on strategy to the client and other letters and documentation
  • Ensure that the client is regularly updated as to the current situation on matters
  • Maintain time recording on client matters
  • Attend court when required
  • Ensure that care is taken to ensure good working relationships with internal colleagues and external institutions and organisations
  • Be responsible for maximising the Firm’s profitability whilst maintaining the highest client care standards
  • Ensure that complaints are dealt with both professionally and promptly and in accordance with the Firm’s Complaints Procedure
  • Ensure that the relevant or mandatory training requirements are complied with

The person specification

  • At least two year’s costs experience with paying party experience essential
  • Must be used to dealing with cases requiring a swift turnaround
  • Experience of drafting bills
  • Advocacy experience
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Preferably working towards a costs qualification through the ALCD
  • Approachable manner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player      

    BENEFITS INCLUDE
  •  25 days holiday 
  •  Healthcare cover 
  • Contributory Pension Plan (3% during your first two years’ service, and up to a maximum of 6% thereafter)
  •  4 x salary Life Insurance
  •   Travel loan scheme (allows you to purchase an annual pass and have the money deducted from your net wages each month)
  • Childcare voucher scheme (allows you to purchase childcare vouchers via salary sacrifice)
  • Employee Care scheme (a confidential, external 24hr helpline)
  •  Discounted gym membership 
  • Microsoft Home Use Programme (allows you to purchase Microsoft software for home use at heavily discounted prices)
  •   Optical: each employee is entitled to a company paid eye test every two years
  • Dental scheme: the dental scheme is an employee funded scheme which will allow you to re-claim against any dental expenses that you incur
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts: great offers and discounts to all employees; We have some national offers, which can be used across all offices and some which are specifically designed for individual offices
  •   Salary up to £32,000 (depending upon experience)

    To apply scroll down to the "APPLY NOW" orange button and apply today with your CV. Alternatively contact me today on 0151 242 1630 / 07858 388 799 or email your CV direct to... kathryn@kingsleyrecruitment.co.uk