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Costs Adviser Draftsman - Costs Lawyer

Posted 2 February by The Medical Protection Society Limited Easy Apply Ended

Costs Adviser

£26k - £32k + 12% Pension, 25 days leave, PMI and Cashplan.

(The above salary is negotiable for an experienced candidate)

Based in Leeds

This is a fixed term role, either 6 months or 12 months depending on the candidate.

The organisation

There's never been a more exciting time to join The Medical Protection Society (MPS). We're a not-for-profit mutual organisation that serves more than 300,000 members in the UK and overseas. We're also the leading provider of professional protection to doctors, dentists and health professionals and we've got a proud history going back almost 125 years. But that doesn't mean we're standing still. Our organisation is growing and we're constantly adapting the business to ensure it continues to deliver the world class service our members expect.

The role

As part of those developments, in 2016 we created a brand new in-house Costs team which will help shape the future of our claims department. We have a requirement for an experienced costs adviser to join the team and take a proactive approach to costs disputes resolution.

The purpose of this role is to provide costs negotiation following payment of damages. The post holder will work as part of a collaborative, co-located team including in-house Litigation Solicitors, doctors, assistants and support staff

The costs adviser should have significant experience in drafting and negotiating legal costs and experience of handling own case load. Key responsibilities of the role may include all of some of the following - preparation of Bills of Cost, Points of Dispute and Points of Reply for fast track and multi-track claims, a pro-active approach in the resolution of claims for costs; applying principles of justice and equity at all times; saving costs by minimising the use of outside legal agents where possible and appropriate; liaising with other medical defence organisations on apportionment issues, relating to costs and seek contributions where necessary.

Applicants must have experience of dealing with costs disputes (ideally clinical negligence defendant), experience in complex, multi-track costs disputes as well as fast track and be able to demonstrate significant experience of handling own case load. Successful candidates will be IT literate, with practical experience of using IT as an analytical and case management tool combined with proven understanding of the CPR and claims process and ideally experience in dealing with Part 7 and Part 8 proceedings.

Benefits include a defined contribution pension scheme, 25 days paid holiday in addition to public holidays, private medical insurance and a health care cash plan.

If you think you are right for the role, please submit your CV without delay for immediate considersation.

MPS is an equal opportunities employer.

Required skills

  • costs
  • costs draftsman
  • legal costs
  • costs negotiator
  • Costs lawyer
  • costs draftwoman

Reference: 34386195

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