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Law Costs Draftsperson - Assistant Manager

Clear IT Recruitment Limited
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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My client is currently looking to recruit and experienced Law Costs Draftsperson/Lawyer to join their Central London firm. The role includes 2/3 days of remote working per week.

They have grown exponentially nationwide to form a team of over 40 Costs Professionals with immense experience in all aspects of costs law. The firm represents various clients and one of whom is a leading legal aid practice on all their billing.

Their broad spectrum of billing across multiple areas of law is based on a sound knowledge of the costs system and the ability to manage client expectations to ensure their cash flow is maintained.

Their work involves preparing bills and costs budgets in Court of Protection, Children Law, Clinical Negligence, Commercial Litigation, Family, Housing & Litigation, Immigration, Judicial Review, and Personal Injury matters.

The company provides a supportive team environment and real prospects for success and promotion

The Role

The ideal candidate will have strong technical knowledge and experience in bill drafting. It is also required for the candidate to have Management experience. The Candidate will have an in depth Knowledge of the Legal Aid Costs and assessment rules; will have experience with the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) software CCMS, and all Legal Aid claims as well as Interpartes (IP) work.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide guidance and support to Costs team/ Clients/ Other Assistant Managers where necessary and team members;
  • Overall responsibility for the performance of your Department including allocation of work, billing, attendance, punctuality and conduct. Managing performance using KPIs as defined by senior management and handling noncompliance in an efficient and professional manner;
  • Guiding staff who have queries when drafting Legal Aid Claims (Claim 1's/Claim 1a's/ Claim 2's, inter partes bills, budgets and HCCP'S);
  • To liaise and advise fee earners and support staff in relation to the variety of legal costs matters;
  • Drafting LAA and IP Bills;
  • Report directly to Manager/Director;
  • Professional pro-active approach, strong client care skills and a proactive understanding of clients' needs;
  • Complete monthly reports to Management regarding team performance;
  • Deliver training programs for Kick start scheme apprentices and Junior staff, where necessary;
  • Ensure training needs of the team are identified and met;
  • Provide legal updates to staff and case law updates to act as a central point for training where necessary;

Key Skills Required
  • Demonstrate passion and experience in Costs Law;
  • A strong academic background i.e. with a Law degree;
  • All round legal experience as a Costs Lawyer;
  • Clear understanding and application of the civil procedure rules relating to costs;
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in drafting legal aid and Inter partes bills;

Should you have any questions or wish to apply please do not hesitate to contact Clear Legal and Financial Recruitment.

Please Note: Due to the number of applications we receive we may be unable to respond to every application directly. If you have not heard from us within 3 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
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