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Costs Manager (Legal)

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  • Ref: SD145

Cathedral Appointments have a fantastic opportunity for an experience Costs Manager to join our client’s firm based in Taunton. As Costs Manager, you will assist with the management and development of the Practice's Costs Department by managing its team members. You will also provide a cost drafting and legal costs support service to the Practice.

Costs Manager (Legal) responsibilities include...

Job Description

·           Managing the members of the Costs Department, reviewing existing systems and procedures, providing leadership, managing individual workflow and providing feedback and training

·           Determining work to be sent out to external Costs Draftsmen

·           Keeping up to date with all developments in Costs Law and ensuring the team and Fee earners are kept informed of rule changes and case law

·           To advise Fee Earners and assist with all costs related matters, as appropriate

·           Dealing with own caseload as a Costs Draftsman, as per the Job Description for that role

·           Drafting Points of Dispute and negotiating on costs where our client loses a case and liaising with Insurer to keep them updated and to request they deal with payment


Costs Manager (Legal) requirements include...

Person Specification


Proven managerial experience

Bills drafting experience which will include, but not be limited to high value/multi track, personal injury and clinical negligence files as well as drafting points of dispute, drafting Points of Reply and negotiation

Experience of advocacy

Excellent interpersonal skills (both written and telephone)

Strong negotiating ability

Have proven IT skills and ability to adapt new technology

Self-motivation to work independently and as part of a team with a ‘can do’ attitude


This is an exceptional opportunity to join a firm that will value your contribution and offer you a secure, friendly working environment. If you would like to find out more about this role or submit your application, please get in touch with Sophia Damshenas at Cathedral Appointments as soon as possible.

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