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Role Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Costs Lawyer/ Costs Draftsperson to join our friendly team. Reporting to the Costs Director you will be responsible for the preparation of Court of Protection Bills of Costs.

The successful candidate will be a Costs Lawyer/Costs Draftsperson with a around two years’ experience looking to build on their existing practical costs knowledge; however, we would also consider a Court of Protection junior fee earner/paralegal who is looking at progressing into a professional costs role.

As an organisation, we are happy to offer this role on a remote/office hybrid model, making this the perfect opportunity for the successful applicant to add flexibility to their work/home life.

Experience/ Attributes required

  • A working knowledge of CPR
  • An understanding of legal documents
  • An understanding of procedure in legal costs
  • Proven administrative skills within a professional legal environment
  • Excellent care and communication skills
  • Proficient using CostsMaster, MS Excel and Word
  • An understanding of the function of Court of Protection
  • An understanding of the function of the SCCO (Senior Courts Costs Office)
  • A record of preparing bills of costs in Court of Protection matters

Work type:

  • Preparation of Court of Protection bills of costs.
  •  Liaising directly with the Costs Director (head of group) in regard to workflow, capacity and billing
  • Working with the Court of Protection group to maintain an agreed working practice

Advocacy, when required, appealing SCCO decisions on assessed bills of Costs

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday (option to purchase up to 5 more) and an additional days holiday for your birthday
  • Pension scheme with a 4% employer contribution and the employee pays 4%
  • Life Assurance - 5 x final salary
  • Private medical cover for employee
  • Travel season ticket loan scheme available
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme available
  • Wellbeing hour (non contractual)
  • 1 day per annum for charity work (non contractual)
  • Discounted retail benefits (non contractual)
  • Bring your dog to work (non contractual)

Team structure

  • 1 x Director
    1 x Costs Lawyer

1 x Costs Lawyer / Costs Draftsperson
1 x Costs Paralegal

Other information

Boyes Turner’s Employment team is ranked in Tier 1 by Legal 500.  Its partners are recognized as experts in their field. The Group is innovative and seeking to find ways of developing its offering and services to clients harnessing all modern technologies.

We enjoy excellent working conditions within a diverse, forward-thinking, friendly team which offers flexibility on work location, balanced with the needs of the wider team and candidate’s own development. We pride ourselves on giving high quality legal advice and in order to do this we need lawyers with excellent legal knowledge. We are therefore committed to the development and training of our lawyers and offer the opportunity for lawyers to develop their legal skills through internal and external training.

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We have been voted as the leading UK regional law firm to work for in the South East by the Best Company Survey published by the Sunday Times in 2006 and best law firm to work for in the South East for three years in a row.

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