We are currently recruiting for a Cost Enforcer for a firm on the Wirral.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:-

    • Dealing with all aspects of litigated and non – litigated cost enforcement .
    • Working knowledge of the CPR and/or and other relevant case law and/or legislation and progressing claims in a timely manner in accordance with the CPR.
    • Have an ability to issue applications for agreed costs, Part 7 enforcement proceedings, and/or Part 8 enforcement proceedings
    • Instruct Counsel, to attend conferences, hearings, etc.
    • Liaise with external enforcement agents and /or costs draftsmen as necessary
    • Bill clients for outstanding fees as and when necessary
    • Monitor and recover where necessary any historical debt and/or outstanding disbursements
    • Preparation of MOJ cost calculations and costs schedules as and when needed.
    • Keep a note of and monitor any files transferred to alternative solicitors, chase and recover costs when appropriate.
    • Take a pragmatic commercial approach to recovery of costs and litigation/cost risks.
    • Prioritise urgent schedule entries and dealing with remainder of daily tasks on To Do list.
    • Achieve and exceed various targets set in relation to fee income, closures and issuing, etc.
    • Escalate any matters to Head of Costs as and when necessary.

Candidate Requirements :-

  • An, ILEX qualified or file handler of at least 2 years’ experience in the area of litigation
  • A proven track record of running a successful  caseload of litigated cases
  • Excellent client care and analytical skills, to include providing written and oral advice in a clear concise manner
  • The ability to liaise and build up a rapport by using effective communication with all external agencies during the life of a claim including medical agencies, investigators, barristers etc.
  • The ability to create and foster a “can do” culture to raise efficiency and productivity
  • Good IT skills with a sound working knowledge of Solcase or a similar case management system and essential MS Office knowledge.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with a calm and methodical approach to work, and a flexible and adaptable attitude to resolving issues.

For more information please contact stephanie@acs-recruitment.co.uk