Costs Draftsperson

Job ID: JR20CDTAUN16424

Salary: £30000-£35000 per year

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Job Description:

Draft Bills of Costs
Consider Points of Dispute and draft Points of Reply
Collate Application and supporting papers for Provisional and Detailed Assessment
Brief Counsel for Detailed Assessment and ensure papers filed with Counsel and the Court prior to the Hearing and liaise with Counsel, as appropriate
Deal with Assessed Bill following Provisional and/or Detailed Assessment and ensure Bill filed with Court, within relevant time scales
Deal with any Applications and Court Orders within set timescales and liaise with the Fee Earner in respect thereof and instruct and Brief Counsel where required
Prepare and file Applications for Default, Interim and Final Costs Certificates, where appropriate
Prepare and issue Applications for Interim Payments, where appropriate
Draft Statements of Costs for Directions Questionnaires (Fast Track), Infant Approval Hearings and Trial
Draft Costs Budgets (Multi Track) and prepare Points of Reply and or Points of Dispute to Defendant’s Costs Budget, where required
Negotiate on Statements of Costs and Bills of Costs; pre assessing where required
Liaise with Costs Manager and Finance Director in respect of settlement, where appropriate
To assist other members of the Costs Department when required

Key Duties:

  • Experience of using Costs Master
  • Bills drafting experience which will include, but not be limited to high value/multi track, personal injury and clinical negligence files as well as drafting points of dispute, drafting replies and negotiation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (both written and telephone)
  • Strong negotiating ability
  • Have proven IT skills and ability to adapt new technology
  • Self-motivation to work independently and as part of a team with a ‘can do’ attitude

Benefits:

  • A company pension scheme available to all staff which Harris Fowler contributes a percentage of employees’ salary to (subject to qualifying criteria).
  • A generous holiday allowance, with loyalty days for longevity of service.
  • Sickness Benefit Allowance
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Death in service
  • EAP
  • Discretionary bonus scheme

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com