Defendant Costs Negotiator

Recruiter
G2 Legal
Location
Birkenhead
Salary
Competitive + Benefits
Posted
28 Jan 2019
Closes
25 Feb 2019
Ref
363762/1/JHA/4
Contact
Jaye Haynes
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice
Contract/hours
Permanent
Defendant Costs Negotiator.

An experienced Defendant Costs Negotiator is required to join a well established and respected law firm based in Birkenhead. You will be working alongside the firm's Defendant Department, reviewing and negotiating Claimants costs, predominantly RTA. You will be required to have a working knowledge of claims, and the costs process on the defendant side. You will be negotiating on bills and schedules served, preparing points of dispute, liaising with both internal and external Draftsman, and an element of administration work.
 
The Birkenhead firm can offer long term progression prospects, a friendly working environment and a great benefits package including flexitime, free car parking, training and development, death in service, and medi-cash.
 
You will be responsible for:
  • Managing a caseload of RTA costs Defence cases
  • Ensuring that the quality of work produced is to the highest standard
  • Reviewing cost schedules/bills with a view to negotiating Claimant costs and settling costs files
  • Negotiating settlement of costs for defendant cost matters to protect the interests of our insurer client
  • Handling MOJ conduct matters and areas of dispute against Claimant solicitors & cost draftsman.
  • Preparing any relevant Points of Dispute
  • Dealing with Detailed Assessment proceedings
  • Dealing with third-party solicitors and insurers on a day to day basis over the phone, email, and letters
  • Maintaining the highest client care standards
  • Administrative duties within the department
  • Arranging and preparing bills for work provided to the insurers, once costs have been agreed
For more information on this defendant law costs negotiator role based in Birkenhead please contact Jaye Haynes. 0161 207 2000.

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