Cost Draftsperson

ACS are currently recruiting for a Cost Draftsperson for an established Liverpool based law firm.

Successful candidate will undertake a variety of duties such as:-

  • Preparing fixed fee claims to be uploaded on to CCMS
  • Submitting bills to Court and dealing with the assessment process
  • Liaising with counsel’s chambers in order to obtain fee notes for counsel
  • Liaising with experts in order to obtain possible missing disbursements
  • Liaising with fee earners and addressing any issues which may be identified whilst preparing a bill
  • Discharging Legal Aid Funding certificates
  • Drafting 3 column bills to be assessed by the Court
  • Preparing bundles to accompany bills to Court
  • Uploading documents to CCMS in a timely manner as per LAA requests
  • Preparing appeals for any reductions/rejections where appropriate
  • Drafting bills and negotiating costs
  • Supervise two other staff members
  • Attend meetings with LAA Account Manager (where appropriate)
  • Responding to any online queries sent by the LAA
  • Providing advice to fee earners regarding current costs limitations
  • Dealing with any rejected claims

Candidate Requirements:-

  • At least 3 years experience working either in-house or for an external supplier of cost drafting services
  • Knowledge of Legal Aid claims
  • Ability to work in pressurised and highly motivated team environment
  • Able to demonstrate the ability of working with your own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Ability to respond appropriately to rapid changes in working schedules and priorities
  • Knowledge of Bills of Costs for submission to the court
  • Knowledge of preparing claims for costs through the CCMS online portal
  • Competent computer literacy skills
  • Some supervision experience
  • Excellent communication skills with people at all levels
  • Committed and hardworking

Advantageous but not essential; knowledge of High Cost Case Plans, both hourly rates and events based plans.

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