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Costs Draftsperson

Lipson Lloyd-Jones
England, Hampshire / Hampshire, Southampton, England
Closing date
18 Dec 2020

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Sector/Practice Area
Dispute Resolution
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice
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Job Details


Our client is a large commercial firm with a number of offices across the country.


The role is within the specialist Legal Costs team providing legal costs services both internally and to a range of external clients. The team provides a full range of services to both Defendant and Claimant Clients including Costs Management and Detailed Assessment.

The Candidate will be required to support the team and its Clients in preparing Bills of Costs, Costs Budgets, Points of Dispute, Replies to Points of Dispute, Precedent R's, Precedent T's, Applications, Brief to Counsel as well as analyse and negotiate in the settlement of costs cases.

The opportunity to undertake Advocacy at Assessment Hearings and Costs Management Conferences will be available to the successful candidate.

This is a 12 month contract.


  • Dealing with Claimant and Defendant costs files;
  • The preparation of Bills of Costs using Costsmaster or other drafting tools;
  • Opposing Claimant Bills of Costs to include drafting Points of Dispute;
  • Drafting Costs Budgets;
  • Negotiating with opponents in relation to costs and Budgets;
  • The provision of excellent Client Care;
  • A good knowledge of the law of costs to include case law and the CPR;
  • The use of Excel and the manipulation and analysis of numerical data;
  • Legal research and case building;
  • High level of professionalism and integrity.
  • Is well organised and capable of working to deadlines
  • Working in a lively and fast moving team.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Lipson Lloyd-Jones was established in 1987 and provides a comprehensive coverage of the legal marketplace encompassing private practice and in-house vacancies throughout the UK and overseas.

Private Practice: We are instructed by major practices as well as the full spectrum of small, medium sized, niche and boutique firms, handling vacancies in every legal discipline at every level.

In House: Our in-house client base is vast and includes major and minor players in the financial, industrial, manufacturing, construction & engineering, commercial, media, technology, telecoms, transportation, fintech and regulatory sectors as well as start-ups.

Professional Support/Knowledge: We have considerable expertise and an impressive track record in this specialist recruitment area.

An Individual Service: Our Consultants have a vast wealth of knowledge about this most intricate and specialised marketplace, which is indispensable to every candidate seeking the right career advice, and to every employer seeking the best candidate for each vacancy.

We are well known in the market for our professional, friendly, and enthusiastic approach.


Contact Us
  • 128 Cheapside
  • London
  • EC2V 6BT
  • United Kingdom
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