COSTS LAWYER (DRAFTSMAN)
As part of our continued growth and expansion we have an exciting opportunity for a Costs Lawyer to continue work leading and developing our in-house Costs Department for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence enhancing costs recovery and reducing reliance and costs on external providers.
You will join our leading legal firm as recognised by Chambers UK and the Legal 500. Well known in the local market for offering a friendly service and professional advice, with offices across rural Shropshire, Herefordshire and into North Wales, we can offer a competitive salary for the right person with a range of benefits including healthcare scheme, life insurance and flexible working opportunities.
Working with a leading team of lawyers who have a strong expertise in a whole range of personal injury and clinical negligence claims this is a great opportunity to be part of a close and supportive environment utilising and developing your skillset.
You will be required to prepare your own bills and follow the costs process through to detailed assessment where necessary as well as supervise and develop the Costs Team. You will help shape and improve our costs offering and practice / client service and will ensure a consistent costs strategy is being utilised by all Fee Earners. The successful applicant will be expected to monitor and manage a panel of external costs lawyers , as well as developing and line managing a costs team.
You will have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in a Costs Lawyer role and demonstrable experience of managing a team and developing people along with experience of claimant and defendant costs. Experience of drafting bills of costs and budgets for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence cases is essential along with cost negotiation and advocacy experience.
We pride ourselves on combining professional excellence with a family atmosphere which is the envy of many other law firms. With a dynamic and modern character we are focused on success and growth. This generates room for our staff to develop and grow and enjoy stimulating and rewarding careers.
If you are looking to join a supportive and friendly firm offering a range of benefits and would love to know more about this great opportunity, then please contact Beth Heath on (01743 280236) for an informal chat!
For a full Job Description and Person Specification or to apply with your up-to-date CV and covering letter please E-Mail Recruitment@lblaw.co.uk