Law Costs Negotiator

£25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits: Benefits Package
24 Feb 2021
24 Mar 2021
Gemma Taylor
Practice Area
Financial Services
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time
An experienced Law Costs Negotiator is required to join a leading law firm based in Bolton within the costs department to negotiate costs on RTA, Disease and EL/PL matters and to pursue the settlement of costs as soon as practicably possible.

It is important that you can quickly review files & formulate initial costs strategy, provide comprehensive advice to clients, commence early telephone negotiations with other side and liaise, as required, with Insurers throughout the life of the file.

You will be required to have previous experience working as a law costs negotiator from either a claimant or defendant background with experience of handling own caseload.

Working Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, the firm is offering a competitive salary banding and excellent benefits package.

Duties include:
  • Responsible for management of own caseload using in-house case management system including timely and accurate maintenance of the system along with billing and management information – ensuring completeness of records in order to aid business decision making
  • Delegation of tasks where available and appropriate to other members of the team
  • Preparing points of dispute and considering replies
  • Reviewing files
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses and preparing a document to reflect this
  • Preparing cost strategy reports
  • Settling costs
  • Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls
  • Undertaking periodic reviews of files in line with Client requirements
  • Updating reports
  • Meeting agreed performance target
  • Provide written updates by email or letter to clients detailing case activity to ensure that they receive up to date and accurate information about progress when requested
  • Instruct Counsel or Costs Lawyer to attend Detailed Assessment or alternatively conduct own advocacy