Law Costs Draftsman

Competitive + Benefits
06 May 2022
03 Jun 2022
Rachael Atherton
Practice Area
Financial Services
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time
A new opportunity for a Law Costs Draftsman has become available at a friendly, niche, multi-discipline law firm in the centre of Leeds City Centre.

This is a fantastic permanent position for a Law Costs Draftsman (Lawyer/Legal Executive/Paralegal) to join a small Costs Team. This is a full-time permanent role, where development and training can be offered for the right candidate. You will be part of a small and friendly department working on both internal costs files and for external solicitor clients.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Certain experience in the following is required, but additional training can be provided for the right candidate.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:
  • Drafting Inter parts Bills of Costs (to include Precedent S electronic Bills)
  • Drafting Schedule of Costs
  • Drafting Precedent H documents
  • Preparing Points of Dispute/Replies to Points of Dispute
  • Drafting Precedent R and Precedent T documents
  • Assessing costs claims and providing advice to fee earners
  • Negotiating on the settlement of costs
Skills/Knowledge Requirements
  • Working as a Costs professional with a minimum of 2 years’ experience, either in-house or for a specialist costs drafting company
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent communication and IT Skills
  • Experience of costs drafting software, ideally Costsmaster.
  • Experience of drafting inter-parties Bills (ideally Precedent S Bills), Schedules of Costs, and ideally experience of preparing Precedent H documents.
  • Understanding of CPR and Case Law
  • The ability to work on your own with the minimum of supervision
  • Receptive to training and development.
  • Competitive Salary
  • Automatic enrolment onto the Company’s pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Good holiday entitlement
  • Bonus on completion of qualifying period
  • Supportive team environment
If you are a Law Costs Draftsman who is keen to secure a role with a leading Leeds law firm and you meet the above criteria, please apply directly via the link. 

For further information, please contact Rachael Atherton at G2 Legal.

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