COSTS DRAFTER

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Salary: Competitive

Costs Drafter Newton Abbot, Devon (with flexible, hybrid and remote working options) About Us With offices in Exeter, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot, Tozers Solicitors LLP is looking for a Costs Drafter to join their team on a flexible, permanent basis, working either full-time or part-time hours. With 30 partners and 190 staff across our offices, we offer unrivalled legal services to businesses and individuals, both locally and nationally. The Benefits - Competitive salary (dependant on experience) - 25 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy or sell up to five days - Pension - Travel loan scheme - Charity and social responsibility scheme - Extra holiday at Christmas - Flexible and hybrid working options This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with an interest in legal or financial administration to join one of the leading law firms in the South West and develop a career in legal finances. We know that our people are our strongest asset, and this is reflected in our commitment to your success. We’ll invest in you and your development through a range of fantastic training programmes so you can build upon your skills and pursue your professional goals. What’s more, with hybrid, remote and flexible working options, you can ensure that your professional commitments don’t affect your work/life balance! The Role As a Costs Drafter, you will oversee the financial administration of our Legal Aim team. Our specialist Legal Aid team represents children who are the subject of care proceedings, instructed by their Guardian, parents and grandparents. You will liaise with the fee earners to ensure that their files are costed in a timely fashion, communicate with the Legal Aid Agency and take necessary steps to cost and submit for payment the bills on legal aid files. Additionally, you will: - Prepare bills at all levels, including High-Cost case plans - Apply for payments on account - Submit Legal Help forms for payment - Deal with the preparation and submission of bills in respect of both assessed and fixed fee cases About You To be considered as a Costs Drafter, you will need: - The ability to deal with more complex legal aid bills and prepare High-Cost case plans - Organisational skills - Teamwork and exceptional communication skills - To be educated to at least A-Level standard or equivalent Any knowledge of the Legal Aid Agency and CCMS would be beneficial to your application, as would experience of costing files. The closing date for this role is the 31st May 2024. Other organisations may call this role Legal Clerk, Finance Assistant, Accounts Administrator, Finance Co-ordinator, Accounts Clerk, Finance Clerk, Accounts Assistant, or Legal Aid Finance Co-ordinator. Webrecruit and Tozers Solicitors LLP are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. So, if you want to develop an engaging career with our accredited organisation as a Costs Drafter, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency

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