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Law Cost Draftsman/Cost Lawyers - Trainees and Experienced

£16,000 to £40,000 Per Annum
Bishop's Stortford
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Job Title: Law Cost Draftsman/Cost Lawyer – Trainees and Experienced

Location: Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

Salary: £16,000 to £40,000

Type: Full time, Permanent

Cost Lawyers are responsible for dealing with all aspects of solicitors’ costs that are controlled by both statute and common law.  They deal with every conceivable type of legal matter that touches upon the subject of costs and it is your skill to successfully assist in the legal process.


The role is to primarily undertake all legal costing services for Clients, including the preparation of Bills of Costs/Points of Dispute/Points of Replies, Negotiate Settlements on cost matters and appear as an Advocate at Cost Hearings.

The Role of Law Cost Draftsman/Cost Lawyer


  • Preparation of Bills of Costs
  • The preparation of Costs Budgets
  • The preparation of Points of Dispute (or Points of Reply)
  • Undertake Negotiation of settlements
  • To advise and prepare opinions
  • Attend upon Detailed Assessment/Cost Hearings
  • Attend Solicitors offices to provide in-house services
  • Utilise software in form of CostMaster/Excel and the Case Management System to its full potential
  • Draft legal documentation and edit correspondence and memoranda from dictation and/or verbal direction


To be considered for the Role of Law Cost Draftsman/Cost Lawyer

Law Graduate / 2:1 Classification / Post Graduate degree or previous experience in a law related role 

Good Maths and English Grades A-C at GCSE is essential

A high degree of personal organisation

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

Strong knowledge of MS Office

Strong work ethics

For the trainees, ideally experience of working in an office environment and a law related role/degree is desirable

The Package for the Law Cost Draftsman/Cost Lawyer:

Salary: £16,000 to £40,000 – dependent upon experience
Hours: 9.00am-5.30pm, Monday – Friday

To apply online please send your cv quoting reference 12102