Law Costs Draftsman JOB -Notting Hill Gate – Oliver Fisher Solicitors

Law Costs Draftsman-  – 3-5+ Years experience- Legal Aid & Private Billing

Oliver Fisher is looking for a Law Costs Draftsman who has extensive experience in drafting bills on both Legal Aid and Private matters. The right candidate will have experience of CCMS drafting both Legal Aid and Inter-Partes bills in Family and Housing matters.  The candidate must have a Legal Aid background with at least 3-5 years experience. We are a Legal 500 recognised firm, employing over 27 members of staff.

Salary range: £35,000 – £50,000 PA.

Skills Required:

This will include preparing bills in Child Care, Family and housing matters.

The ideal candidate will have a strong technical knowledge and experience of drafting bills and also excellent negotiation skills. The firm is looking for experienced candidates who will ‘hit the ground running’. This role is based in Notting Hill London.

Key Essential Skills and Personal Attributes:

Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience of Cost Draftsman-Cost Lawyer Role;
Experience in drafting Legal Aid bills for varied areas of law;
Costs Negotiations Experience;
Strong IT skills and ability to adapt to new technology;
Able to demonstrate strong administrative and organisational skills
Self-motivated to work independently and as part of a team with a ‘can do’ attitude;
Excellent communication skills;
Good interpersonal skills;
A positive approach to working under pressure and in a busy environment;
Business acumen;

Key Tasks:

Drafting Inter- Partes and Legal Aid Bills ( 6 column/3 column)
Drafting POD’s/ Replies
Conducting Negotiations
To complete post –assessment work
To complete Legal Aid Claims (Claim 1’s/Claim 1a’s/ Claim 2’s);
To liaise and advise fee earners and support staff in relation to the variety of legal costs matters
Drafting statement of Costs for summary assessment
Drafting of estimates of costs to accompany Allocation Questionnaires and Pre-Trial Checklists.
Drafting VHCCP (preferred but, not essential)

On offer is an attractive salary package, a supportive team environment and real prospects for promotion. The Company will consider applicants wishing to work part time, full time or with flexible working hours.

Apply now by sending your cv and covering letter by email to

General Information:

Please note that due to the number of applications we receive we are not always able to respond to each applicant individually.

Trainees & Paralegals:  Normally our trainees are recruited initially as Paralegals and, provided we are happy with their performance, they then progress to a training contract. At present we have one trainee.

The qualities we are looking for in a prospective trainee (this is not an exhaustive list) include the following:-

  • High academic qualifications. We do not normally consider applicants with less than a 2:1 degree, although we sometimes make exceptions to this rule if other academic qualifications are particularly good;
  • Good commercial awareness and ability to use ones initiative when required;
  • High understanding of, and approach to, law and procedure;
  • Enthusiasm and interest for the areas of law in which the firm specialises;
  • Practical experience of the workplace, dealing with a wide cross section of people;
  • Experience of working in a legal environment;
  • Interests and achievements outside the workplace and the law

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