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- Costs Fee Earner
1st September 2020
We have an instruction with one of the largest insurance-focused law firms in the UK.
The costs department is a recognised market leader in third party costs legal cost negotiation. The team deal with costs ranging from fixed fees in MoJ portal cases right through to £multi-million large loss cases for insurers, self-insureds and other organisations. The team handle all types of work, both as receiving and paying parties.
It is an exciting time to join the costs team as the department continues to transform under newly appointed leadership. The firm have ambitious plans to grow the costs department. It is an excellent opportunity to be part of well- respected team and make an impact through shaping the cost offering and service provided to both the firm and clients.
The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with client and the substantive case handler to ensure the best possible outcome. The case load is also likely to include some paying party costs negotiation work and/or costs recovery work dependent on experience. The work will cover a variety of claims for costs including a mixture of personal injury claims including motor, casualty and catastrophic injury.
To run and manage a caseload of costs files including drafting and negotiating budgets and preparation/consideration of associated documents, drafting and consideration of bills including e-bills and summary of costs statements, drafting of points of dispute and general costs negotiations, advising clients.
To ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitors' Accounts Rules and Law Society Practice Management Standards.
To ensure effective case management, compliance with internal and external service standard requirements.
To ensure the production of high quality work on own files and any other files where assistance or cover is provided.
To attend court on costs hearings.
To liaise with clients as appropriate.
To assist partners and senior fee earners with complex cases.
Excellent salary and flexible working available.
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