Defendant Cost Negotiator

We are recruiting for a Defendant Cost Negotiator for a Merseyside based firm.

Duties will include, but not be limited to,

  • Reviewing cost schedules/bills with a view to negotiating Claimants costs and settling costs files
  • Negotiating settlement of costs for defendant cost matters to protect the interests of our insurer client.
  • Manage a caseload of RTA costs Defence cases.
  • Ensure that the quality of work produced is to the highest standard.
  • Handling MOJ conduct matters and areas of dispute against Claimant solicitors & cost draftsman.
  • Dealing with third party solicitors and insurers on a day to day basis over the phone, email and letter.
  • Maintaining the highest client care standards.
  • Administrative duties within the department.
  • Preparing any relevant Points of Dispute
  • Dealing with Detailed Assessment proceedings
  • Arranging and preparing Bills for work done to the insurers, once costs have been agreed.

Personal attributes

  • Good commercial awareness and a professional attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work within a team.
  • A working knowledge of claims and the costs process
  • Must be used to dealing with cases requiring a prompt turnaround.
  • Good IT skills, including excel and experience of using a case management system preferable but not essential.

The ideal candidate must be willing to put the time and effort in as they will have their own case load. All relevant training will be provided.

The position will involve working alongside the firms Defendant Department – reviewing and negotiating Claimants costs, predominantly RTA. Negotiating on bills and schedules served, preparing points of dispute, liaising with both internal and external Draftsman, and an element of administration work.

For more information on this role, please contact stephanie@acs-recruitment.co.uk