Senior costs drafter and team leader - internal private team

Role: Costings Services

Legal Field: Costings Services

Location: Wigan Investment Centre

Hours: Monday-Friday working 9am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch, open to flexible working

Salary: depending upon experience

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 03 July 2019

Senior costs drafter and team leader - internal private team

We have an opportunity for a Senior costs drafter and team leader to join our specialist team at our Wigan, Greater Manchester office. If you have the experience we are looking for we would welcome your application.

About The Role

As a member of our in-house Costings team you will provide a costings service to external clients and supervise the work of the team by prioritising, allocating and monitoring the work

You will be involved in:

  • Costs recovery: Provides support to client in preparing claims for payment. Prepares Costs Schedules for negotiation, schedules for Summary Assessment, Costs Estimates, Costs Budgets. Prepares and deals with bills for detailed assessment, Points of Reply and all other steps/documents within the costs process or that a case may require. Advising client throughout.
  • Adverse costs: Provides support to the client in opposing costs claims. Prepares and deals with the provision of costs advice, drafting Points of Dispute and all other steps/documents within the costs process or that a case may require. Advising client throughout. 
  • Line manages, provides supervision, direction, co-ordination and evaluation of specific members of the team in order to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. Ensuring work is prioritised and allocated at the right level and that service levels are maintained.

About You

  • Experience of working in a supervisory role
  • Experience of working as a costs drafter in recovery work
  • Experience of drafting Bills/Schedules of costs
  • Experience of drafting Points of Dispute.
  • Experience of drafting Points of Reply
  • Experience of costs management/Budgeting
  • Experience of negotiating/evaluating offers
  • Experience of providing advice on costs issues
  • Experience of researching costs law
  • Experience of dealing with clients/obtaining instructions


 About the team

Our team is made up of experienced and knowledgeable drafters.

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About the firm

Stephensons is an award winning, top 150 law firm with a strong commitment to the future growth and development of the business. With an ambitious mind set, yet approachable and down to earth attitude, Stephensons provides an exciting place for long term career development and progression. Whilst we do look for highly motivated and driven individuals, we also have a strong commitment to work life balance and flexibility.

What’s on offer?

  • Competitive salary and holiday entitlement
  • Free parking
  • Holiday sale & purchase scheme
  • Season ticket travel/parking permit loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Social events
  • Internal referral scheme
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