Costs Lawyer

Costs Lawyer Costs Bolton

We are seeking two Costs Advisors to support our growing technical costs team. The successful candidate will deal with and negotiate costs on a range of matters primarily for commercial litigation cases both defending and recoveries.

The job holder will be responsible for providing a cradle to grave service including the drafting, as required, of Budgets, Points of Dispute, Bills and Schedules of Costs and other formal documents. In addition, providing costs advise throughout the life of the main action, and building relationships with both internal and external clients.

The role is a flexible hybrid with up to 1 day per week in the office; this is flexible and based on each individual.

Key Accountabilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for management of own caseload using in-house case management system including timely and accurate maintenance of the system along with billing and management information ensuring completeness of records in order to aid business decision making.

  • Preparing points of dispute and considering replies.
  • Reviewing files.
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses and preparing a document to reflect this.
  • Preparing cost strategy reports.
  • Settling costs.
  • Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls.
  • Provide written updates by email or letter to clients detailing case activity to ensure that they receive up to date and accurate information about progress when requested.
  • Instruct Counsel or Costs Lawyer to attend Detailed Assessment or alternatively conduct own advocacy.

Essential Skills & Attributes

  • 2 years experience as a minimum in a similar costs draftsperson role either claimant or defendant.
  • Previous experience of client liaison.
  • Experience of preparing Points of Dispute and considering replies
  • Experience of preparing Bills and Schedule of Costs.
  • Experience of drafting Budgets.
  • Previous experience of handling own caseload.
  • Have an understanding of the Detailed Assessment process, Cost Case Laws and Insurance Litigation practice & process.
  • Proficient IT skills.

What you can expect from us

  • A learning culture with employee development at the heart of the people development pathway
  • Excellent flexible benefits including 25 day annual leave entitlement and Healthcare Cash Plan as standard
  • Monday to Friday 35 hours per week with flexible agile working
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Death In Service after 1 year
  • Pension Contribution
  • Cycle to Work Scheme*
  • Tech Scheme*
  • Season Ticket Loan*
  • Car Parking Scheme*
  • Gym Flex*
  • Access to Online Discount Sites
  • Discounted Gourmet Society Membership
  • Discounted Tickets for Merlin Attractions nationwide
  • Discounts at local retail outlets
  • Flexible Working
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays

Keoghs is one of the leading providers of claims-related services to insurers, businesses and other suppliers to the insurance sector. We combine proven processes, technology and a low cost infrastructure with deep legal and insurance market knowledge. This enables us to create individual solutions for each of our clients that match their requirements in terms of quality, performance and value for money.

Our culture is focused on making Keoghs sustainable and successful for our people and clients, with this our five values are at the heart of everything we do;

Keoghs values

We listen, are down to earth and supportive

We work together towards a common goal

Were friendly with a can do attitude

We care about our clients

We evolve

Keoghs is a Disability Confident employer and we endeavour to recruit from the widest possible pool of suitable candidates.

If you require any adjustments or special arrangements to be made to our application process on account of a disability please contact Recruitment.

Wed like to take this opportunity to thank you for interest in this position and in our organisation

Strictly no agencies please

Tyldesley, England, UK