Law Costs Draftsman
My client, one of the UK's leading law firms, have a fantastic opportunity for a Law Costs Draftsman to join their Costs Team in the Birmingham office.
My client's full-service Costs structure gives their costs lawyers an unrivalled breadth of experience including areas of law as diverse as personal injury, commercial litigation, family cases and Court of Protection. They also employ a number of highly specialised Costs Lawyers who can offer a deep understanding of the most complex cases.
You will deal with solicitors' files across a range of disciplines and prepare costs claims for submission to opposing solicitors or the courts. You may be required to undertake negotiations and possibly have some involvement with advocacy.
Applicants should be committed and hardworking individuals who enjoy operating in a pressurised and highly motivated team environment. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative with the minimum of supervision.
You will have a flexible approach making you able to respond to rapid changes in working schedules and priorities. For this you will need to be organised and able to communicate clearly with people at all levels.
Ideally you will be educated to degree standard and will have a minimum of 1 years plus experience working either in house or for an external supplier of costs drafting services.
Candidates may be required to undertake additional training and encouraged to study for professional Law Costs qualifications if they do not already have them. The role involves the use of IT systems and therefore computer literacy is essential. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes would be advantageous.
In addition to your competitive basic salary my client offer an excellent benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.