We are currently recruiting on behalf of a leading national law firm, who are looking for a Law Costs Draftsman to join their Birmingham office. The role will involve dealing with solicitors’ files across a wide range of disciplines, preparing costs claims for submission to opposing solicitors or the courts. You may also be required to undertake negotiations, and possibly have some involvement with advocacy.
Our client is looking for a committed and hardworking individual who enjoys operating in a pressurised and highly motivated team environment. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative with the minimum of supervision. You will have a flexible approach, making you able to respond to rapid changes in working schedules and priorities. For this, you will need to be organised and able to communicate clearly with people at all levels.
The ideal candidate will be educated to degree standard, and will have a minimum of 4 years plus experience, working either in house or for an external supplier of costs drafting services. Ideally you will have a Law Costs Drafting qualification ALCD (or be studying towards this).
Our client may require that you undertake additional training, and you will be encouraged to study for professional Law Costs qualifications. The role involves the use of IT systems and therefore computer literacy is essential, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes.
Our client offers an excellent benefits package in addition to your competitive basic salary, including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days’ holiday (increasing with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, and childcare vouchers.