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Costs Draftsman/Cost Lawyers/Solicitors - Manchester
We are looking for experienced Costs Draftsman/Cost Lawyers/Solicitors at all levels to join our large Manchester team working on a broad range of matters including paying and receiving party costs, budgeting and associated advocacy.
We would also welcome applicants from other locations across the UK.
The costs work arises from multitrack cases predominately in the context of the full range of personal injury work but also encompassing other areas of litigation undertaken by the firm.
Due to work volumes there will be opportunity to undertake a variety of work but with the potential to focus on particular lines according to experience and needs.
The team advises clients on a wide and diverse caseload. The bulk of the costs work in our Manchester team arises in the context of the defence of claims and litigation on behalf of insurers and their policyholders in relation to personal injury claims (of all types) but the team also services specialist work arising from commercial, property, marine, aviation and professional indemnity claims and litigation.
Assessing and negotiating settlement of multi-track costs, including handling of related costs proceedings
Drafting own party and opposing third party cost budgets
Pursuing costs recoveries including bill drafting
Advocacy at telephone or in person court hearings
Skills and Requirements
2+ years' experience in a costs environment, this role could be suitable for both Solicitors and experienced Costs Drafts persons
Experience running own multi-track costs cases on behalf of the paying party
Experience of costs budgeting
Some advocacy experience would be welcomed but is not essential
Bill drafting skills would be welcomed but are not essential
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and to prioritise accordingly
Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage time effectively
Ability to work as a member of a Team
BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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