Law Cost Draftsperson

England, London, City of London
14 Jan 2022
11 Feb 2022
Ryder Reid Legal
Job Title
Legal Finance
Practice Area
Asset Finance
Contract Type
Full Time

My client are looking to hire a Legal Cost Draftsperson to join their team, The successful candidate will be responsible for drafting bills/claims accurately, ensuring maximum recovery of fees and to provide support to the billing team and fee earners where necessary.

Key responsibilities

  • Drafting Bills of costs - including completed N252
  • Drafting Costs Budgets
  • Drafting Schedules of costs
  • Preparing Statements of costs
  • Preparation of Costs estimates
  • Preparation of Points of Dispute and Replies
  • Negotiating Settlement of Costs
  • Request for default costs certificates
  • Request for provisional assessment

Civil Legal Aid

  • CLAIM1/CLAIM1As and CLAIM2 forms
  • CCMS Billing
  • Bills of costs for Court assessment for payment by the LAA
  • Bills of costs to be recovered from a paying/losing party and the LAA
  • High-cost case plans - Fully Costed and Events Based
  • Legal Help claims and Escape Fee Claims
  • Appeals against LAA assessments and rejections
  • Representation at court for review and assessment hearings
  • Post assessment certificates, claims and EX80 forms

Criminal Legal Aid

  • Ex-post facto claims
  • Fixed fee claims
  • Non-standard fee magistrates' court claims (CRM7)
  • Defendant Costs Orders
  • Preparation of representations/appeals against assessments
  • Wasted Costs Application

Training & support for fee earners

  • Advising fee earners
  • Create and maintain a library of costs laws and procedures and alert fee earners and the team to changes impacting on their work.
  • Assist with creating and maintaining training and guidance material.


  • Achieving agreed monthly profit costs target
  • Cradle to Grave Service on selected cases
  • Provide regular updates to fee earners on their Cradle to Grave cases
  • Preparing Bundle in support of Bills/Claims
  • Maintain efficient and effective filing system
  • Deal with queries from fee earners regarding funding and costs
  • Troubleshooting

Person specification

Experience and education

  • Must have at least three year's costs drafting experience within a law firm or specialist costs drafting company
  • Understanding and knowledge of Solicitor's Accounts Rules
  • Strong understanding of CPR and Case Law
  • Understanding and knowledge of LAA and other public funding methodologies
  • Understanding and knowledge of CFAs
  • Ideally a Member of the ACL

If this role sound interesting to you please get in touch