Costs Draftsperson

  • Job Reference: 71461
  • Date Posted: 20 November 2020
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: Southampton, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Costs Draughtsperson, Private Practice
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Jon Cowdry
  • Email: jon@ll-j.com
  • Telephone: 020 7600 1690

Job Description

THE FIRM

Our client is a large commercial firm with a number of offices across the country.

THE ROLE

The role is within the specialist Legal Costs team providing legal costs services both internally and to a range of external clients. The team provides a full range of services to both Defendant and Claimant Clients including Costs Management and Detailed Assessment.

The Candidate will be required to support the team and its Clients in preparing Bills of Costs, Costs Budgets, Points of Dispute, Replies to Points of Dispute, Precedent R's, Precedent T's, Applications, Brief to Counsel as well as analyse and negotiate in the settlement of costs cases.

The opportunity to undertake Advocacy at Assessment Hearings and Costs Management Conferences will be available to the successful candidate.

This is a 12 month contract.

THE PERSON

  • Dealing with Claimant and Defendant costs files;
  • The preparation of Bills of Costs using Costsmaster or other drafting tools;
  • Opposing Claimant Bills of Costs to include drafting Points of Dispute;
  • Drafting Costs Budgets;
  • Negotiating with opponents in relation to costs and Budgets;
  • The provision of excellent Client Care;
  • A good knowledge of the law of costs to include case law and the CPR;
  • The use of Excel and the manipulation and analysis of numerical data;
  • Legal research and case building;
  • High level of professionalism and integrity.
  • Is well organised and capable of working to deadlines
  • Working in a lively and fast moving team.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.