We have an opportunity for a Trainee Law Costs Draftsman to join our Costs Management Team in our Sheffield office.
Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and in providing our clients with the very best legal advice and guidance.
We believe in putting our clients first. Our client care is second to none and this, underpinned by our promise to exceed client expectations, has helped the firm to grow to become one of the UKs most successful and respected law firms.
Today we employ over 2200 people in 9 UK and 2 Spanish offices.
You will deal with solicitors files across a range of disciplines and prepare costs claims for submission to opposing solicitors or the courts. You may be required to undertake negotiations and possibly have some involvement with advocacy.
Applicants should be committed and hard working individuals who enjoy operating in a pressurised and highly motivated team environment. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative with the minimum of supervision.
You will have a flexible approach making you able to respond to rapid changes in working schedules and priorities. For this you will need to be organised and able to communicate clearly with people at all levels.
Ideally you will be educated to degree standard and ideally have experience working either in house or for an external supplier of costs drafting services. This position would be ideally suited to graduates from any discipline; in particular law graduates who are not wishing to qualify a solicitor or barrister, but who would like to use their analytical skills in a legal environment.
Candidates may be required to undertake additional training and encouraged to study for professional Law Costs qualifications. The role involves the use of IT systems and therefore computer literacy is essential. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes would be advantageous.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan and death in service benefit.
How to Apply
To apply for this position please send us a copy of your CV and covering letter along with your salary expectations and quoting the reference number S221112/TLCD to Jonathan Brett, Recruitment Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state the vacancy reference number in the subject title of the e-mail.
Our preferred method for receipt of CVs is via e-mail, however if you are unable to apply using this method, please contact Jonathan Brett on 0161 838 3097.
Please note that we are not accepting agency CVs for this position.
Irwin Mitchell is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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