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Senior Costs Draftsperson

Position type: Permanent

Location: South West

Sector: Costs

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Experience: 2 - 4 years of experience required

Job Type: Full Time

Position Description

A reputable law firm in Taunton is seeking a Senior Costs Draftsperson to join their team. This is a key role within the firm, requiring experience with high-value, multi-track, personal injury, and clinical negligence files.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilise your expertise in bills drafting, including high-value/multi-track, personal injury, and clinical negligence files. Draft points of dispute, replies, and negotiate effectively.
  • Collaborate with Fee Earners on matters related to Bills of Costs, Points of Dispute, Points of Reply, negotiations, and Assessment Proceedings.
  • Handle collation of application and supporting papers for Provisional and Detailed Assessment. Brief Counsel for Detailed Assessment and ensure all necessary documents are filed with the Court.
  • Ensure timely filing of Assessed Bills following Provisional and/or Detailed Assessment, and handle any Applications and Court Orders within set timescales.
  • Prepare and file Applications for Default, Interim, and Final Costs Certificates. Handle Applications for Interim Payments as needed.
  • Draft Statements of Costs for Directions Questionnaires (Fast Track), Infant Approval Hearings, and Trial. Prepare Costs Budgets (Multi Track) and respond to Points of Reply or Dispute from the Defendant.
  • Engage in negotiations on Statements of Costs and Bills of Costs, demonstrating strong pre-assessment skills when required.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a Costs Draftsperson with a focus on high-value, multi-track, personal injury, and clinical negligence files.
  • Strong negotiating ability to achieve optimal outcomes during negotiations on Statements of Costs and Bills of Costs.
  • Experience with Costs Master software is essential for this role.

Benefits:

  1. Competitive Salary: Receive a competitive salary, commensurate with your skills and experience in costs drafting.
  2. Benefits Package: Access a comprehensive benefits package, including a generous holiday allowance.

This reputable law firm in Taunton values expertise and offers a collaborative work environment. Join a team committed to delivering excellence in costs services, and contribute to the firm's success. If you are an experienced Senior Costs Draftsperson seeking a rewarding opportunity, apply now to be an integral part of this dynamic legal team.

To apply, please submit your details via the contact page, or contact Justine Stevens on LinkedIn

Job Benefits

The firm offers a competitive salary and range of benefits.

Job Requirements

Proven experience as a Costs Draftsperson with a focus on high-value, multi-track, personal injury, and clinical negligence files.

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