Legal Aid Costs Draftsman

Location
England, London, North London
Salary
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted
07 Mar 2019
Closes
04 Apr 2019
Ref
BBBH11553
Contact
Andrew Burrows
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

This firm are leaders in the market, with offices across Birmingham, London, Hertfordshire, Harlow and more. They are multi service, with particular excellence in Legal Aid, Family, Property and Litigation work; they are ranked highly in the Legal 500 in multiple areas of the UK for the work they do. The majority of people at the firm have been there for 10+ years and have a wealth of experience and knowledge in their fields.

The Firm

  • The firm has a network of offices spanning London, with a significant headcount of fee earners.
  • They are unashamedly a high street firm who have provided legal services to their clients for close to 50 years.
  • They are regularly listed in the legal 500 and are recognised as experts in Family Law and Residential Property with the SRA.
  • They are one of the largest providers of Legal Aid services and highly regarded for their services in this area.
  • In terms of admin support, they have an abundance of support staff meaning the Solicitors have more time to fee earn.
  • They have a 95% staff retention rate and an excellent training structure in place, really helping people to progress moving up the hierarchy.

  • The Role

    Because the firm is growing, they are looking for a Family Legal Aid Costs Draftsman for their North London office.

    You roles will include: providing direct support to the Finance Director and Head of Family, preparing and submitting claims for costs for assessment and payment within the desired timescales, providing guidance, advice and supervision to any clerks helping with the workload, production of bills for assessment by the Court, drafting PODs and replies, drafting and submitting high cost case plans to the LAA, completing post-assessment work, completing final Claim 1s for payment by the Legal Aid Agency, preparing interim bills, appeal LAA assessments as required and much more.

    This is an exciting opportunity, with lots of hands on involvement and potential for progression going forwards. Culturally, the firm are excellent, you will join a supportive, friendly and commercially minded practice.

    Requirements:

  • You must have legal aid and Family Law costs draftsman experience (2+ years' experience)
  • You must communicate well
  • You must be self motivated and can work with minimal supervision
  • You must work well in a team and by yourself

  • This is an exceptional opportunity for a Legal Aid Family Costs Draftsman to join a leading, Legal 500 recognised law firm in North London.

    Apply now for immediate consideration.