Cost Draftsperson

ACS are looking for a Costs Draftsperson to join the Liverpool office of a well-established law firm on a full time basis.

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding and utilising case management software and costs drafting software/programs
  • Understanding and utilising different case law in disputes as and when necessary
  • Keeping up to date with costs law and changes
  • Providing quality work on an efficient basis ensuring SLA’s are met
  • Understanding the standard and indemnity basis of costs. With knowledge of predictive/portal and fixed cost regimes including what costs we are entitled to and at what stage
  • Drafting formal Bills of Costs, N252 and advice
  • Undertaking negotiations and providing “from cradle to grave” service
  • Preparing Replies to Points of Dispute
  • Preparing Precedent H Costs Budgets
  • Preparing Precedent R (budget discussion reports)
  • Drafting Part 8’s
  • Drafting Personal Assessment
  • Drafting cost schedules for Disposal/Trial
  • Drafting Estimate of Costs to accompany Listing Questionnaire
  • Attaining and achieving set targets

Requirements of the candidate include:

  • At least three years’ experience in Costs
  • Experience with Costs Master
  • Experience with Proclaim
  • Commitment to providing a high quality and speedy service to clients
  • Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work
  • Ability to work methodically to deal with a constant flow of work that requires a fast turnaround
  • Ability to present information simply and accurately, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work on own initiative and potential to work without supervision
  • Ability to plan/organise work for yourself
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships
  • Ability to assist other team members when required.
  • Good telephone manner
  • Legible handwriting
  • Computer literate

For more information on this role, please contact [email protected]