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Costs Draftsperson

Family Team

 

Hours

Full time or part time

Contract

Permanent

Team

Family

Location

Newton Abbot, Devon

Deadline

21st May 2022

 

Tozers LLP is a leading firm of solicitors with offices in Exeter, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot offering an extensive legal service to businesses and individuals both locally and nationally.  We are recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK legal directories in a number of fields including our social housing practice.

Our busy family team in Newton Abbot now requires an experienced Costs Draftsperson to work full or part time.  The work is fast paced requires knowledge of the Legal Aid Agency and preparation of bills.  This is a specialist Legal Aid team which represents children who are the subject of care proceedings, instructed by their Guardian, parents and grandparents.

 

What you’ll be doing

Tasks will include liaising with the fee earners to ensure that their files are costed in a timely fashion, liaising with the Legal Aid Agency and taking all steps to cost and submit for payment the bills on legal aid files. This will include prepaing bills at all levels including High Cost case plans, applying for payments on account, submitting Legal Help forms for payment and dealing with the preparation and submission of bills in respect of both assessed and fixed fee cases.

 

What we’re looking for

Educated to A level or equivalent, you will be capable of dealing with more complex legal aid bills and preparation of High Cost case plans.

You will be very well organised and have a ‘can-do’ attitude and be happy to adapt to the requirements of the tasks facing you.  Ideally you will be able to demonstrate your problem-solving skills and how you have used these in your previous positions.  Responding to busy periods cheerfully and efficiently producing accurate work along with an ability to work closely with team members will also be beneficial. 

 

What you’ll have

Knowledge of the Legal Aid Agency and CCMS and experience of costing files is preferred.

 

What we have

We believe that our people are our most important asset, and are committed to supporting our teams, cultivating a healthy culture of challenge and expectation with support and care. We invest in our teams and our infrastructure to ensure that we attract and retain talented staff, and are committed to giving all colleagues the opportunity to reach their full potential, with a real focus on training and development.

Our values; high quality work, healthy growth and happy teams are at the heart of everything we do. Find out more about our vision and values, commitment to colleague wellbeing, and colleague benefits below.

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