We provide the complete commercial debt recovery service; from outsourced early arrears collections through to expert litigation, all handled in-house by a multi-award winning law firm.

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This specialist role is a key component of our Insurance Litigation team at our busy offices in either Birmingham or Derby.

The successful candidate will have passion and a genuine flare toward legal cost drafting and be looking to develop into a key member of the department.

Liaising and advising fee earners and support staff in relation to a variety of legal costs matters, this role reports directly to the head of Insurance Litigation for the firm.

Your role will include:

  • Preparing and submitting claims for costs
  • Drafting and management of a caseload of files
  • Liaising and advising fee earners and support staff in relation to a variety of legal costs matters, ensuring the work flow and processes and procedures related to costs are followed
  • Providing technical advice and supervision to junior members of the team
  • Reporting any cases that fall outside of the draftsperson’s individual authority to the Head of Insurance Litigation
  • Managing files to make sure that all time spent is accurately recorded
  • Ensuring the case management system is used properly and effectively in accordance with agreed procedures
  • Monitoring and managing own compliance with targets in respect of income and drafting

You will:

  • Have a minimum of a 2:1 legal degree
  • Legal experience as a Law Costs Draftsperson and/or a Costs Lawyer
  • Costs negotiations experience
  • Have excellent time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines with your caseloads
  • Have excellent knowledge of IT systems and processes
  • Be highly motivated
  • Be a team player and able to get on with others

Disclosure will be required in the event that a position is offered.

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