Costs Lawyer - Negotiator or Draftsperson

England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£30000 - £50000 per annum + + benefits
20 Mar 2023
17 Apr 2023
Tony Seymour
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Expanding costs team interested in speaking to costs lawyers, costs solicitors and costs draftspersons at all levels of PQE, qualified or unqualified

Costs Lawyers: Costs Negotiator or Costs Draftsperson - Manchester

Costs Lawyers - all levels - The costs team of this leading defendant law firm is about to embark on a new recruitment campaign to attract 3 costs lawyers to specialise in Casualty Costs work at all levels of complexity from fast track RTA and EL/PL Casualty work to complex injury including Catastrophic and Large Loss. The team also handles work arising out of complex industrial disease as well as commercial litigation costs work.


  • Job title: Costs Lawyer
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
  • Working pattern: hybrid /flexible
  • Reports to: Partner
  • Previous Experience: The team wishes to speak with costs lawyers at all levels whether your strength is in drafting or negotiating costs or both.

Overview of ideal candidates

The team is both looking for experienced talent and those whose expertise can be developed and nurtured. Ideally you will be able to demonstrate.

  • At least 6 to 12 months or more in a costs role
  • Experience of fixed costs or negotiating and settling more complex files
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Advocacy experience would be useful, but is not critical.

An established and highly sophisticated team

This is one of the most developed costs departments in the country with over fifty lawyers. The team handles the broadest scope of legal cost disputes, including major arbitrations and commercial claims for costs as well as multi-party actions. The team also possesses peerless costs management expertise relating to detailed assessment, recoveries and fixed costs. This is a market-leading costs offering whose experts are constantly rated and ranked in the legal press.

New initiative - Casualty Costs team

The team is looking for 3 candidates to join the team which specialises in handling Casualty Costs work at all levels all the way to the most complex costs matters arising from Catastrophic / Large Loss. The team provides an excellent training and development programme to develop colleagues. They are looking for ambitious lawyers with a passion for costs who are looking to take their career to the next level.

Opportunity to work with experienced costs lawyers as you progress your career

Depending on your level of experience, you will be working with experienced costs drafters or negotiators or helping to supervise and develop less experienced colleagues. Whatever stage you are at in your career, we would encourage you to apply.

This is a tremendously exciting time to be joining this growing costs team. If you are interested in hearing more, please don't hesitate to apply.