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Cost Draftsman and Billing Jobs, Vacancies

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

Main Responsibilities of the Role

  • Report directly to Manager
  • Drafting/ preparing bills of costs/ N260’s; costs budgets; and points of reply/dispute
  • Negotiations of Bills including attendance at CCMC’s
  • Overseeing the Issuing of the Notice of Commencement and associated documents
  • Working to deadlines
  • Attendance upon Detailed Assessment Hearing as and when necessary
  • Providing technical / costs guidance to fee earners where required
  • Assist junior members of the team with training and ad hoc queries
  • Maintaining accurate time costing procedures
  • Implementing any recommendations made by your supervisor following monthly meetings ensuring that these are dealt with promptly
  • Ensuring compliance with file management
  • Internal training and reviewing the ongoing costs management process
Key Skills Required:
  • Qualified costs lawyer or have a law degree, LPC and/or CILEX qualifications
  • Worked in a litigation environment and have some relevant legal experience gained within a Costs team
  • Experience of handling your own costs caseload from start to finish
  • Costs negotiation skills and experience
  • Up to date knowledge of LAA Costs Assessment Guidance, CPR and legislation
  • IT literate including knowledge of using costs drafting software e.g. Costsmaster or IDraft
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Committed team player and adapt well to new challenges
  • Previous proven supervisory experience and working to key performance indicators
  • Professional with a pro-active approach; excellent client care skills and ability to deal with other professionals and court services
  • Excellent networking and communication skills with the ability to successfully market the Company and generate new business
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to use own initiative and sound judgment
  • Experience in own advocacy is an advantage
  • Excellent 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*
  • Practicing Certificate renewed annually
  • The Law Society Panel Membership and Accreditation/re Accreditation/ Reaccreditation fee paid for*
  • The Law Society registration fee for Panel membership paid for*
  • Panel courses mandatory for the Law Society Accreditation paid for*
  • 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.

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Job Details
Location:Nationwide
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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