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Costs Draftsman/Costs Lawyer

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £20 - £26 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Mark Bladen

  • Email:


  • Reference:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 - 12 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Consultant:


Costs Draftsman/ Costs Lawyer
£20 - £26ph
Contract - Full-time

Costs Lawyer/ Costs Draftsman required to join a Government Department in London for an estimated period of 6 months. My client is looking for an experienced costs draftsman who has capability of acting for defendants in high-value cases. It will also be beneficial to have recent practice in dealing with adverse costs claims and costs budget as the right candidate will be handling a complex personal caseload. The ideal costs lawyer or costs draftsman will have 5+ years of post-qualified defendant work experience. The successful costs lawyer or costs draftsman must be able to evidence working autonomously and as part of a team. Litigation experience is advantageous as the role requires group litigation, however, this is not crucial.

Key Responsibilities of a Costs Draftsman/ Costs Lawyer

  • Maintaining a complex personal caseload
  • Attending detailed assessment hearings at Court and instructing Counsel
  • Preparation of Points of Dispute
  • Responsible for handing negotiations of costs of settlement

Required skills and experience of the Costs Draftsman/ Costs Lawyer

  • Experience in defendant work
  • Recent practice in costs
  • Able to manage a high value caseload

We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Mark Bladen in our London office for a confidential discussion.

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