Costs Negotiator / Draftsperson

England, Greater Manchester, Bolton
£25000 - £35000 per annum + + benefits
20 Mar 2023
17 Apr 2023
Tony Seymour
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Costs Negotiator / Draftsperson - opportunities in RTA / EL/PL / clinical negligence as well as commercial litigation costs matters - multiple opportunities at all levels - to £35,000

Costs Negotiator / Costs Draftsperson - National

Costs Negotiator / Costs Draftsperson - The established costs team of this leading national law firm is on a major recruitment drive to strengthen its costs offering in all areas of the practice from personal injury (including areas such RTA EL/PL as well as areas such as clinical negligence) to commercial litigation.


  • Job title: Costs Negotiator / Costs Draftsperson
  • Location: Bolton, Manchester or Liverpool
  • Salary: £25,000 - £35,000
  • Working pattern: Hybrid / flexible
  • Reports to: Partner
  • Previous Experience: Minimum of 12 months in a costs role, though the hiring managers are equally interested in those looking to embark on a career in costs. For the more complex areas such as clinical negligence or commercial litigation-related costs, ideally 2 years previous costs experience would be ideal.

Opportunity to handle commercial litigation and commercial insurance litigation costs work

The national costs team handles all manner of costs files from costs matters arising out of fast track and multi track RTA and EL/PL matters to the most complex catastrophic injury-related costs work and commercial litigation costs matters. Such a broad spread of work enables the team to offer an excellent career path for any costs professional.

The department also handles complex costs matters arising out of commercial litigation cases and commercial insurance litigation matters. Multiple roles are available and the hiring managers are keen to speak with experienced costs professionals as well as those interested in embarking on a career in costs.

Whether you are at the start of your costs career or looking to build on your experience and gain access to more complex, technical and challenging costs work, this opportunity can offer you the scope to take your career in various directions.

Wide range of candidates considered

Perhaps you have sound negotiation or costs advocacy experience or are familiar with Precedent H and preparing Precedent R costs schedules. In which case, we would be very interested in speaking to you. That said, we are also keen to hear from those with an interest in building a career in this kind or work.

Ideally the hiring managers are looking for some prior costs experience. For the more complex areas (especially costs files arising from complex areas of clinical negligence or commercial litigation), candidates with around 2 years or more costs experience would be ideal. That said, the department has a history of training candidates so if you have an interest, please do apply.

Encouraging progression and development

Many candidates who join the team have forged successful careers in costs. There are also those who have moved into other areas of litigation including commercial litigation and complex injury. The costs team is structured so that you will develop a range of transferable skills which will be valuable in progressing your career further.

If you are interested in learning more about what the team can offer, please don't hesitate to apply for more information.