Law Costs Draftsman

Recruiter
G2 Legal
Location
Manchester
Salary
Competitive + Benefits
Posted
18 Jun 2019
Closes
16 Jul 2019
Ref
459802/1/GT/25
Contact
Gemma Taylor
Sector/Practice Area
Financial Services
Contract/hours
Permanent
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced law costs draftsman to join a Top Tier 200 law firm based in Manchester. You will be required to have 1 to 3 years’ experience working either in-house or for an external supplier of costs drafting services.
 
You will have experience of preparing bills and supplementary documents for detailed assessment on fast track & multi-track cases. Budgeting experience is not needed as we will provide full training on budget drafting.
 
This is an exciting opportunity for a junior draftsperson to get more detailed experience in a Manchester-based firm, with a higher value work and a wide range of areas.

The role also offers excellent career development prospects for the right candidate, as the firm offers training contracts or support through the ACL qualification, for those candidates who prove themselves.
 
Duties will include: 
  • Supporting costs case handlers with a full range of drafting requirements.
  • Drafting formal bills for detailed assessment.
  • Drafting N260 statements of costs.
  • Preparing risk assessments.
  • Assisting with drafting budgets.
Experience required for this law costs draftsman role: 
  • 1 to 3 years' personal injury claimant costs experience.
  • Completion of a legal qualification (LLB, GDL, LPC).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Drafting skills associated with completing Precedent H, R and Q and finalising formal bills.
  • Experience of working to target.
  • You will have a flexible approach and be able to respond to rapid changes in working schedules and priorities. For this, you will need to be organised and able to communicate clearly with people at all levels.
  • Applicants should be committed and hardworking individuals who enjoy operating in a pressurised and highly motivated team environment. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative with the minimum of supervision.
  • Knowledge of time recording procedures.
  • Working knowledge of the Civil Procedures Rules and detailed assessment process.

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