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Costs Draftsperson

Legal Costs
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Salary Description:
£25000 - £30000 per annum
Law Staff Legal Recruitment
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Leading London firm seeks a driven and proactive Costs Draftsperson on a permanent basis.

Providing direct support to the finance director and the head of family, the successful Costs Draftsperson will undertake a workload consisting of a range of costs duties.


- Preparing and submitting claims for costs for assessment and payment
- Providing guidance, advice and supervision
- Producing bills for assessment by the court
- Drafting PODs and replies
- Drafting and submitting high-cost case plans to the LAA
- Completing post assessment work including checking bills received, considering time crucial submission dates and completing assessment certificates
- Completing final claim 1s for payment by the LAA
- Preparing interim bills
- Conducting negotiations regarding costs issues
- Appealing LAA assessments as required
- Drafting estimates and statements of cost
- Attending detailed assessment hearings
- Completing weekly timesheets

The Candidate

- Applications are encouraged from costs draftspeople with a minimum of two years’ experience
- Legal Aid family law experience is essential for the role
- Self-motivated with the ability to manage your workload effectively
- Strong organisational skills
- Commercially aware and able to work well in a team

The Firm

Our client is a multi-office practice providing a wide range of services to individual and commercial clients across the capital and beyond. Staffed by a team of dedicated lawyers and support staff, they endeavour to provide high-quality legal advice in a manner which is personal and sympathetic to each client’s circumstances. Highly regarded in their local communities, they have built strong and lasting client relationships. The firm is now looking to recruit a skilful and organised Costs Draftsperson to join their successful London practice.


- Competitive salary
- Generous holiday entitlement
- Pension scheme
- Long-term career prospects

Costs Draftsperson

For further details of this Costs Draftsperson vacancy, please contact Mostaque quoting reference MA04208641.


Law Staff Legal Recruitment Limited are a recruitment agency, all vacancy descriptions are of general content and no responsibility is taken for salary or PQE differences.

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