Costs Lawyer

TSR Legal
Up to circa £40,000 (DOE) & Excellent Benefits
Closing date
21 Oct 2021

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Practice area
3 years, 4 years, 5 years
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Costs Lawyer / Law Costs Draftsperson – Cardiff

A leading commercial practice are seeking to appoint a Law Costs Drafts-person to join their busy costs team. The firm have undergone significant growth and as a result have opportunities for two Costs Draftsmen to join them on either a remote working, hybrid or office based working pattern. Those with experience of legal aid costs are encouraged to apply.

Daily duties include;

  • Preparing and submitting claims for costs.
  • Drafting and management of a caseload of files.
  • Liaising and advising fee earners and support staff in relation to a variety of legal costs matters.
  • Ensuring the work flow and processes and procedures related to costs are followed.
  • Providing technical advice and supervision to junior members of the team.
  • Reporting any cases that fall outside of the draftsperson’s individual authority to the Costs Team Manager.
  • Managing files to make sure that all time spent is accurately recorded.
  • Ensuring the case management system is used properly and effectively in accordance with agreed procedures.
  • Monitoring and managing own compliance with targets in respect of income and drafting.

The successful candidate will have passion and a genuine flare toward legal cost drafting and be looking to develop into a key member of the department.

Skills that you will require:

  • You will possess at least 2 – 5 years experience as a Costs Drafts-person within an in-house team for an external supplier or costs drafting services
  • Experience of dealing with all aspects of costs matters including legal aid costs
  • You will be degree educated and will boast ALCD (Law Costs Drafting Qualification) or will be at least working towards this
  • Be experienced in running an active caseload ensuring that all deadlines, targets and KPI's are met
  • Ability to draft Bill of Costs with minimal supervision
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent negotiation skills on a consistent basis

Benefits include 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays) as well as firmwide bonus and excellent working culture.

For a confidential discussion on the role please contact Rachel Phillips at our head offices or apply directly for the role below: / 02920 388100



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