Cost Draftsman

Position: Cost Draftsman

Location: Nottingham

Job Ref: 2018.07

Hours: 35 hours per week

Closing Date: Friday 23rd March 2018

Interview Date: W/C 3rd April 2018

Please note we are not accepting agency CV’s for this role.

Cartwright King is a successful national law firm with offices across the country. We are a people focused business where our staff and clients are imperative, we have consistently expanded and built teams of the best barristers, solicitors, paralegals, legal clerks and support staff. Recruiting the right people to enhance our already formidable teams is vital to our business.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive, forwarding thinking law firm offering quality legal advice and services in a number of private and legally aided disciplines, such as:

Practice Areas:

Family & Divorce Law, Child Care Law, Mediation, , Court of Protection, Community Care, Education, Mental Health, Employment, Police Law, Professional Discipline and Immigration, Criminal Defence, Business Defence, Motoring Law, Road Transport Law 

What can we offer you:-

  • Opportunity for career progression and support through training;
  • A friendly and positive culture based on team work with no micro-managing;
  • A well run and secure business where you can work with confidence;

In return we are looking for committed, ambitious people who would fit into a go-ahead and positive environment.

As a firm are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. This means that all applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The role we are currently advertising for is a Cost Draftsman. The ideal candidate should be looking to provide support and assistance to colleagues in relation to billing and concluding LAA payments on cases as well as correspondence with relevant external parties. Please see prime responsibilities and requirements below:-

Prime Responsibilities:-

You will undertake a variety of duties such as:-

  • Preparing fixed fee claims to be uploaded on to CCMS
  • Drafting 3 column bills to be assessed by the Court
  • Preparing bundles to accompany bills to Court
  • Submitting bills to Court
  • Liaising with counsel’s chambers in order to obtain fee notes for counsel
  • Liaising with experts in order to obtain possible missing disbursements
  • Liaising with fee earners and addressing any issues which may be identified whilst preparing a bill
  • Undertaking post-assessment work such as completion of EX80A and EX80B forms
  • Discharging Legal Aid Funding certificates
  • Uploading documents to CCMS in a timely manner as per LAA requests
  • Responding to any online queries sent by the LAA
  • Providing advice to fee earners regarding current costs limitations
  • Dealing with any rejected claims
  • Preparing appeals for any reductions/rejections where appropriate

Candidate Requirements:-

  • At least 1 years experience working either in-house or for an external supplier of cost drafting services
  • Knowledge of Legal Aid only claims
  • Knowledge of Bills of Costs for submission to the court
  • Knowledge of preparing claims for costs through the CCMS online portal
  • Competent computer literacy skills
  • Ability to work in pressurised and highly motivated team environment
  • Able to demonstrate the ability of working with your own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Ability to respond appropriately to rapid changes in working schedules and priorities
  • Excellent communication skills with people at all levels
  • Committed and hardworking
  • Advantageous but not essential; knowledge of High Cost Case Plans, both hourly rates and events based plans
  • Advantageous but not essential; knowledge of working with “Costs Mater” software

To apply please email a full CV and covering letter to: Quoting the Job Reference: 2018.07

For further information please get in touch with our dedicated team.

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