Law Cost Draftsperson

  • Job Reference: JO000000208034
  • Date Posted: 14 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

My client are looking to hire a Legal Cost Draftsperson to join their team, The successful candidate will be responsible for drafting bills/claims accurately, ensuring maximum recovery of fees and to provide support to the billing team and fee earners where necessary.

Key responsibilities

  • Drafting Bills of costs - including completed N252
  • Drafting Costs Budgets
  • Drafting Schedules of costs
  • Preparing Statements of costs
  • Preparation of Costs estimates
  • Preparation of Points of Dispute and Replies
  • Negotiating Settlement of Costs
  • Request for default costs certificates
  • Request for provisional assessment

Civil Legal Aid

  • CLAIM1/CLAIM1As and CLAIM2 forms
  • CCMS Billing
  • Bills of costs for Court assessment for payment by the LAA
  • Bills of costs to be recovered from a paying/losing party and the LAA
  • High-cost case plans - Fully Costed and Events Based
  • Legal Help claims and Escape Fee Claims
  • Appeals against LAA assessments and rejections
  • Representation at court for review and assessment hearings
  • Post assessment certificates, claims and EX80 forms

Criminal Legal Aid

  • Ex-post facto claims
  • Fixed fee claims
  • Non-standard fee magistrates' court claims (CRM7)
  • Defendant Costs Orders
  • Preparation of representations/appeals against assessments
  • Wasted Costs Application

Training & support for fee earners

  • Advising fee earners
  • Create and maintain a library of costs laws and procedures and alert fee earners and the team to changes impacting on their work.
  • Assist with creating and maintaining training and guidance material.


  • Achieving agreed monthly profit costs target
  • Cradle to Grave Service on selected cases
  • Provide regular updates to fee earners on their Cradle to Grave cases
  • Preparing Bundle in support of Bills/Claims
  • Maintain efficient and effective filing system
  • Deal with queries from fee earners regarding funding and costs
  • Troubleshooting

Person specification

Experience and education

  • Must have at least three year's costs drafting experience within a law firm or specialist costs drafting company
  • Understanding and knowledge of Solicitor's Accounts Rules
  • Strong understanding of CPR and Case Law
  • Understanding and knowledge of LAA and other public funding methodologies
  • Understanding and knowledge of CFAs
  • Ideally a Member of the ACL

If this role sound interesting to you please get in touch