Costs Draftsman

  • £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: + Benefits
  • Liverpool, UK

Costs Draftsman
Full Time, Permanent
£35,000-£45,000 DOE
MINIMUM 3-5 years experience
Office Based, Liverpool

Responsibilities include:

  • To prepare bill of costs for detailed assessment
  • To prepare cost claims for submission to opposing solicitor and the Courts
  • To undertake negotiations
  • To prepare Statement of Costs for summary assessment
  • To prepare and costs budgets
  • To prepare Points of Dispute and Replies
  • To prepare applications for interim Costs Certificates and preparing hearing bundles for Detailed Assessment
  • To represent the Claimant at hearings for Assessment of costs or Costs budget hearings
  • To assist in drafting High Costs Case Plans for submission to the Court/Third Party Representatives etc.
  • To liaise and advise with fee earners and support staff in relation to any costs related query
  • Drafting estimates of costs to accompany Allocation Questionnaires and Pre Trial Checklists
  • Drafting statements of costs (N260’s) for summary assessment
  • Conducting negotiations re costs issues
  • Draft Notices of Commencement to serve bills of costs on paying parties
  • Drafting points of dispute and replies to points of dispute
  • Attending detailed assessment hearings
  • Undertaking other duties reasonably required by partners or senior management

About you:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience of Cost Draftsman experience
  • Experience in drafting bills of costs for Housing Disrepair and Japanese Knotweed Claims
  • Costs negotiations experience
  • Able to demonstrate strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills including oral and written presentation skills

If you feel the Cost Draftsman position may be for you or you are interested in finding out further information, please contact Everpool Recruitment by email or call 0151 556 2090. Alternatively, you can apply to this advert and someone from the Everpool team will be in touch.

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