Position: Legal Costs Administrator

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Salary: £22,000 to £23,000

Contract: Permanent

CRA Consulting Overview:

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.

For additional information on how we can assist you with your next career move, visit the CRA Consulting Website at www.craconsultants.com.

About the Business:

CRA Legal are representing an established law firm in Sheffield. Our client is a firm which offers a range of legal services to national Unions. The firm are looking for a Legal Costs Administrator, ideally with previous experience in a similar role.

To ensure facilitation of the efficient recovery of Legal Costs and to account on the same files to clients and to third parties to ensure the file is ready for archiving.

If successful, you will perform the following role:

  • Ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules
  • Preparing costs schedules on personal injury files, which include, RTA, Employers Liability and Pubic Liability claims, including Portal and FRC
  • Negotiating with medical agencies and Counsel to lower amount of fees where appropriate
  • Reviewing accounts to identify payments which have been made ‘up front’ to ensure recovered from third party
  • Negotiating settlement of costs with third party
  • Where bills have been sent to third parties, responsible for ensuring that the costs are received
  • Dealing with the banking of costs, clients settlement cheques and discharge any disbursements
  • Dealing with in-coming post and e-mails, filing, scanning and photocopying
  • Preparing and managing files which are sent to and returned from Cost Draftsman
  • To ensure accurate bills are presented to the third party.
  • To ensure that all-accounting procedures are adhered to and that the file accounted on both the client and office ledgers balanced to zero.
  • To ensure that files are ready to be archived at the conclusion of the cost recovery process.
  • To meet objectives and targets set by the manager.

To apply, you will be required to meet the following criteria:

  • Planning, organisation and prioritisation skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Word and Excel
  • The ability to adapt in a constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility
  • Good standard of education
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Understanding of solicitor account ledgers
  • GCSE Maths grade B or above

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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