Costs Draftsman/Negotiator

A law firm based in Bolton are currently looking to recruit a Law Costs Draftsman/Negotiator to join their firm.

You will have previous experience in a Costs related position and the salary on offer is £16,000 to £20,000 dependant on experience.

Your main responsibilities will be:
¿ Contact Third Party insurers/defendant solicitors to chase outstanding costs.

¿ Issue part 8 Proceedings if/ when necessary.

¿ Negotiate disbursements with Third Party insurers and defendant solicitors.

¿ Handle a varied caseload of costs challenges or costs recoveries with appropriate levels of supervision
¿ To hit, maintain and apply a consistent approach to and individually targets of chargeable time, financial performance and average settlement rates.

As stated you will have previous Costs experience and also have the following attributes:
¿ Confident negotiator and communicator, who can communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in written form.

¿ IT literate with a good working knowledge of Excel and Word.

Previous knowledge or experience of a case management system would be an advantage but is not essential.

¿ Ability to work on own initiative without close supervision
¿ Must be able to work under pressure and with a high volume caseload, to meet required deadlines
¿ Experience of working within a pressurised and deadline driven environment with the ability to prioritise work effectively.

¿ Have excellent organisational skills and able to effectively prioritise and organise a workload/tasks.

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