Senior Costs Drafter

We are pleased to announce that we have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Costs Drafter to join our expert team in Leigh, Greater Manchester. If the following information about the firm, team and role appeal to you then we would welcome your application.  Please note that our costings will be moving to our Wigan office in the near future.

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About the role

If you are looking to continue and develop your costs drafting career we can offer you the opportunity to join our large costs team made up of experienced and knowledgeable drafters in a supportive environment. We can offer a clear and focused development plan.

The team have a reputation for going the extra mile and deal with varied cases. The costs service is all backed by costs software and case management systems.

We are looking for someone with experience in

  • Bill drafting
  • Points of reply
  • Points of dispute
  • Negotiations
  • Costs budgeting
  • Advocacy is desirable

About the team

We are a driven and dynamic team and do encourage people to work hard but are very proud of our positive work life balance. Many of our staff have been with us for a long time because they like our culture.

We are a friendly team where everyone works together in a spirit of mutual co-operation.  We have an open door policy with management and everyone is supported to achieve the best that they can. We provide training, not only in legal skills but also business skills.

We encourage flexible working arrangements and are committed to supporting those with caring obligations who want to combine those obligations with a first class professional career. 

There are ample opportunities for those looking for career development in a forward thinking, innovative and award winning firm.

We have examples of people joining us as unqualified junior staff and progressing to become senior solicitors. Our Managing Partner joined the firm as a trainee solicitor and now helps to run the business which has a turnover of £20 million and 470 staff.

We provide a broad spread of services which means that we can give a holistic solution to our clients.  Everyone in the firm becomes an expert in their area but can tap into the expertise of other people in other departments to help their clients. 

We aim to make a positive difference in our client’s lives and provide a friendly working environment for our people.

About the firm

Stephensons is an award winning, top 150 law firm with a strong commitment to the future growth and development of the business. With an ambitious mind set, yet approachable and down to earth attitude, Stephensons provides an exciting place for long term career development and progression. Whilst we do look for highly motivated and driven individuals, we also have a strong commitment to work life balance and flexibility.

We are a long established firm which combines innovation with stability and security.

We are very successful at generating our own work via our reputation and marketing activities. This means that you will have the opportunity to work on good quality cases delivering a good return. That allows us to keep caseloads manageable to the benefit of our staff and clients.

We work from modern offices with good facilities.

Teamworking in a collaborative happy environment is important to us.

Our partners have an open door policy, infact many of them operate in an open plan environment. All of our partners from the Chairwoman down are available to staff and always welcome feedback, positive or negative. We are committed to an open and supportive culture for everyone.

What’s on offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Holiday sale & purchase scheme
  • Corporate rate healthcare membership
  • Season ticket travel/parking permit loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Social events

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please send your cv and cover letter to Claire Mills careers@stephensons.co.uk