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Cost Draftsman and Billing Jobs, Vacancies

Job Description:
You will be joining an established team of 30 Costs Lawyers/ Draftsmen with offices nationwide to assist and support billing process and recovery to the legal profession.

Main Responsibilities of the Role
  • Preparing legal aid claim 1 and claim 1a bills
  • Preparing Claim 2 bills
  • Preparing breakdowns for negotiation
  • Preparing estimates in support of Allocation and Pre-Trial questionnaires
  • Preparing N260 forms ( Statement of Costs)
  • Auditing phase based time recording on matters subject to budgeting process
  • Preparing documents in support of Notice of Commencement for service
  • Preparing papers to accompany N258 form ( Request for Detailed Assessment)
  • Preparing itemised bundles to support costs claim at Detailed Assessment
  • Archiving files when required
  • Liaising with external Cost Lawyers when necessary
  • Assisting Costs Lawyer with day to day activities and tasks as required
  • Maintaining spreadsheets capturing relevant data
  • working with other Cost Lawyers, Cost Draftsmen
  • Undertaking any other reasonable duties as requested
Key Skills Required:
  • Being proactive
  • A good academic background with a willingness to learn and self-develop
  • Good communications skills to work effectively with all types of people
  • Good analytical and organisational skills and ability to use own initiative but know when to seek guidance
  • Committed team player, self -motivated and professional
  • Good IT Skills -familiar with Microsoft Office applications and
    document management skills

Rewards
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Additional Birthday leave
  • Additional holiday accrual*
  • 4 days paid sick leave*
  • Access to vast range of training webinars / E-Library
  • Automatic enrolment onto the Company’s pension scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Eye test vouchers
  • DBS Check costs paid for
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • Supportive team environment
  • Part time working
  • Flexible working arrangements/ considered
  • Support for appropriate legal awards/recognition


*terms and conditions apply

The recruitment process will fully comply with GDPR and other applicable laws. Background checks including CRB / DBS checks will establish your eligibility to work in the UK and suitability to the role.

Equal Opportunities:
Duncan Lewis is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity of its staff. The Company strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, which is reflective at all levels within our workforce.
We guarantee an interview for candidates that disclose a disability and meet the essential requirements for the post. Please provide additional details in your covering letter if this applies.
If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please visit our website and apply using our online process for your application to be considered.

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THE ABOVE VACANCY Apply Online
Job Details
Location:City of London / Birmingham / Chatham / Manchester / Leicester
Department: Cost Draftsman and Billing
Salary: Competitive
Job Type: Permanent
Date Posted: 15/07/2022
Last Date for Application: 05/08/2022
Disclaimer

We are the fastest growing firm of Solicitors, with offices across London and the UK. We deal in a wide range of legal services that caters for clients on a public funding or private fee basis. Duncan Lewis is privileged to have several franchises from the Legal Aid Agency.

We look to recruit dedicated and talented employees in both legal and non-legal capacities, and we are always interested to receive applications from quality candidates, whether experienced or novice. If you can demonstrate a strong commitment to the areas of law provided by the firm, and you are keen to build a career with us, please click here to apply online with your details and CV.

Duncan Lewis is committed to Equal Opportunities and embraces diversity of its staff. The Company strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, which is reflective at all levels within our workforce. We guarantee an interview for candidates that disclose a disability and meet the essential requirements for the post. Please provide additional details in your covering letter, if this applies.

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