Legal Costs Draftsperson
£25,000 – £30,000
Full Time, Permanent

Who we are:

CRA Consulting are a specialist legal recruiter, operating across the UK. CRA works in partnership with reputable law firms with either local, regional, national or international presence. We recruit at all levels from board, director and partnership level through to support staff.

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About the business:

Our client is a prominent high street law firm with a robust presence in Sheffield. They are committed to delivering outstanding legal services and are known for their client-centred approach. This firm offers a supportive and collaborative environment, making it a prime opportunity for a professional eager to enhance their career in legal costs.

If successful, you will perform the following role as a Costs Draftsperson

  • Preparation of Legal Aid bills for assessment by Legal Aid Agency in all types of Private and Public Family Law matters both under the fixed fee regime and those which escape the scheme and are billed on hourly rates.
  • Preparation of VHCC case plans and bills.
  • Preparation and submission of POA 1 claims for disbursements and on account of profit costs.
  • Allocation of Counsels fees under certificates.
  • Preparation and submission of monthly controlled work bills and reports.
  • Preparation and submission of applications to extend cost limits and prior authority for costs and disbursements Knowledge of Guideline Rates for Disbursements.
  • Liaison with other firms/professionals regarding LAA certificate details/billing and costs enquiries.
  • Advice and support to Fee Earners and Staff re LAA billing processes and procedures.
  • Preparation of private paid family law bills where needed.

The organisation will offer you the following employment benefits package:

  • Competitive salary reflective of your experience and knowledge.
  • Real prospects for growth in a firm that values talent development.
  • A friendly, professional work atmosphere in a firm that values diversity and inclusion
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To apply, you will be required to meet the following criteria:

  • Previous experience in Legal Costs.
  • Strong grasp of the CPR and cost processes.
  • Competence in CostsMaster or equivalent software.
  • Qualification as a Costs Lawyer is beneficial, though not essential.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work within a team.
  • How to apply:

If this vacancy is of interest, please click the apply button. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss with Alastair Pickford who is managing this vacancy, call 0114 241 8030 for a confidential discussion or email me on [email protected]

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Additional Information:

CRA Legal follow strict best practice recruitment guidelines monitored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Please note our advertisements use salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

This vacancy is very popular with the local legal community, so please apply quickly to ensure your application is considered. As part of our candidate registration and care process we at CRA Legal aim to respond to all successful applications within 2 working days.

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