Law Costs Draftsman / Costs Lawyer - Manchester City Centre

Recruiter
Inspired People Solutions Limited
Location
Manchester
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
19 Mar 2017
Closes
18 Apr 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Due to continued expansion, we require an experienced Costs Lawyer/ Law Costs Draftsman with expertise in both Commercial and Clinical Negligence work; to be based full-time in our city centre Manchester office. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate proven experience of dealing with complex multi-track matters and must be able to prepare costs budgets, draft complex bills and have a sound understanding of the ever-changing nature of the costs and legal industry in general. We are looking for somebody capable of developing the opportunities we have within our existing client base, along with developing new contacts in conjunction with our dedicated team of business development personnel.

An excellent package is offered including highly competitive remuneration, 25 days annual holiday and a pension scheme.

Required Experience:-

Dealing with complex multi-track matters

Working on clinical negligence and commercial cases

Preparing bills of costs

Preparing interim schedules of costs and statements of costs for summary assessment

Drafting Points of Dispute and Replies to Points of Dispute

Drafting costs budgets

Settling Advices on complex and technical costs issues

Drafting Interim applications within costs proceedings

Negotiation of bills

Appearing as an advocate at detailed assessment hearings and interim applications within costs proceedings

Attendance at CCMCs.

The ideal candidate will also:-

Have a keen eye for detail

Be able to work to tight deadlines

Have good interpersonal and communication skills

Have a high level of professionalism

Have experience in using mainstream costs software packages and case management programmes, in particular, CostsMaster and Proclaim.

Be able to deal with all manner of complex costs issues without supervision