Role details

Costs Draftsman

Sheffield   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Excellent opportunity for Costs Draftsman at leading UK firm
  • Vacancy for Costs Draftsman in Sheffield office of leading UK firm

About Our Client

Our client is well known as one of the UK's most successful and respected law firms. They are looking for a Costs Draftsman to join their team in their Sheffield office.

The recovery of costs is dealt with by a large team who will turn over recovery of approximately £100 million of the firm's fees per annum and the preparation of around 2000 bills for detailed assessment per year. Bills will individually generally be above £10,000 and some large bills will exceed £1 million. Of these approximately 200 are likely to go through to a contested hearing where advocacy will be required before a District, Costs or High Court Judge.

Job Description

Costs Draftsman required to:

Deal with Solicitor's files across a range of disciplines and prepare costs claims for submission to opposing solicitors or the courts.

May be required to undertake negotiations and possibly have some involvement with advocacy.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree standard and ideally have experience working either in house or for an external supplier of costs drafting services. The ideal candidate should have a Law Costs Drafting qualification ALCD (or studying towards this).

Candidates may be required to undertake additional training and encouraged to study for professional Law Costs qualifications. The role involves the use of IT systems and therefore computer literacy is essential. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes would be advantageous.

What's on Offer

Salary dependent on experience.

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