Junior Law Cost Draftsman, Jobs/Vacancies, Chatham, Kent

Recruiter
Duncan Lewis Solictors
Location
Chatham
Posted
17 Feb 2019
Closes
11 Mar 2019
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Duncan Lewis Solicitors, a national law firm, with approximately 800 staff are looking to recruit 3 experienced Law Costs Draftsman/Costs Lawyers who have extensive knowledge in drafting bills on Legal Aid and Private Client matters.

This will include preparing bills in some of the following practice areas:-

Clinical Negligence, Child Care, Housing Litigation, Family, Immigration, Judicial Review, Litigation, Mental Capacity and Personal Injury matters.

The ideal candidate will have strong legal, technical knowledge and experience of drafting bills and also excellent negotiation skills.

You will be working as part of a team of 20 costs lawyers/draftsmen.

  • Inter- Partes and Legal Aid Bills (6 column /3column)

  • Drafting POD’s/ Replies

  • Conducting Negotiations

  • To complete Legal Aid Claims;

  • To liaise and advise fee earners and support staff in relation to the variety of legal costs matters

  • Drafting statement of Costs for summary assessment

  • Drafting of estimates of costs to accompany Allocation Questionnaires and Pre-Trial Checklists.

  • Working knowledge of submitting bills onto the Legal Aid CCMS portal an advantage.

KEY SKILLS

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience as Costs Draftsman.

  • Good working knowledge on Costs Law and the Legal Aid rules and regulations relating to payment

  • Exposure to Cost Negotiation Experience

  • Have proven IT skills and ability to adapt to new technology

  • Ability to draft bills on Costs Master or i.docs.

  • Able to demonstrate strong administrative and organisational skills

  • Self-motivated to work independently and as part of a team with 'can do attitude.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • A positive approach to working under pressure and in a busy environment

  • Business acumen

Remuneration

  • Excellent salary on offer depending upon experience.

Equal Opportunities:

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity of its staff. The Company strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, which is reflective at all levels within our workforce.

We guarantee an interview for candidates that disclose a disability and meet the essential requirements for the post. Please provide additional details in your covering letter if this applies.

For further information about Duncan Lewis Solicitors visit our website.

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THE ABOVE VACANCIES

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