Legal Costs Assistant in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

Employer: CRA Consulting

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

Hours:

Salary: £18,000 - £18,200 per annum

Legal Costs Assistant - Maternity Cover
Sheffield Based £18,200

We are currently recruiting for a legal costs assistant for one of our Sheffield based clients to cover a period of maternity. The contract will offer full costs training and is an ideal opportunity to transition into a new area of law for either someone specialising in personal injury, or any legal field.

To work in their Sheffield based office, the role is within a friendly and dynamic team offering an excellent opportunity for someone to grow within the role. For the right candidate, progression opportunities and future roles within the company could become available.

The Role:

*Ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitors' Accounts Rules
*Preparing costs schedules on personnel injury files, which include, RTA, Employers Liability and Pubic Liability claims, including Portal, FRC and time costed files
*Negotiating with medical agencies and Counsel to lower amount of fees where appropriate
*Reviewing accounts to identify payments which have been made 'up front' to ensure recovered from third party
*Negotiating settlement of costs with third party
*Where bills have been sent to third parties, responsible for ensuring that the costs are received
*Dealing with the banking of costs, clients settlement cheques and discharge any disbursements
*Dealing with in-coming post and e-mails, filing, scanning and photocopying
*Preparing and managing files which are sent to and returned from Cost Draftsman
*To ensure accurate bills are presented to the third party.
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*To ensure that all-accounting procedures are adhered to and that the file accounted on both the client and office ledgers balanced to zero.
*To ensure that files are ready to be archived at the conclusion of the cost recovery process.
*To meet objectives and targets set by the manager.

The Person:
*Experience of costing solicitor's files - FRC/Time Costed would be an advantage
*Planning, organisation and prioritisation skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines
*Delivery focused
*Excellent organisational and communication skills and time management skills
*Negations skills
*Excellent administrative skills
*Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Word and Excel
*The ability to adapt in a constantly changing environment.
*Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
*Understanding of account ledgers
*Flexibility
*Good standard of education
*Excellent numerical skills
*Excellent attention to detail
*Analytical in approach

If this role sounds of interest to you please call Lauren Cropley on or email on

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