Job: Law Costs Associate
|Title||Law Costs Associate|
|Location||SWUK Devon & Cornwall|
Our client has an interest in building a technical law costs advocacy team.
We seek a team leader/associate to initiate the department, make plans for the new team and oranise an in-house law costs training programme.
Process day to day costs work, organise the marketing/selling of the service to other law firms, corporates, private clients and government agency clients.
The job will involve, acting for defendants, in high value, complex civil litigation costs matters. PI injury costs including RTA’s, public liability, occupational disease and employment case costs.
Work will also be for defendant panel solicitors. Our law firm client’s in-house legal team. Government agency departments, insurance firms, agricultural, manufacturing, sports and service industry private clients.
Other work will include: – Evaluation of bills of costs, submitted by claimant solicitors. Prepare written advice to clients regarding bills, construction of formal pleadings for Detailed Assessment proceedings. Negotiation with claimants, representatives, where agreement problems exist. Represent defendants at court, raise technical challenges, including challenges to retainers, CFA’s and ATE policies.
Good advocacy experience representing clients in County Courts, High Courts and the Supreme Court Costs Office is important.
You will be marketing and networking a costs advocacy service to other law firms, their lawyers and corporate clients. Organising, designing, presenting and lead-managing seminars. Attending presentations social functions, exhibitions and planned business luncheons.
Two other team members are also required, “listed above”.
Applications are invited on a nationwide basis.
Please telephone either Jonny Scott Slater or Ashley Armstrong — 01872 274227.