We are looking for a Costs Lawyer/Law Costs draftsperson to join Enable Law in Southampton. This is an excellent opportunity for somebody looking to develop their career in costs, working in a newly developed team led by Andrew Harnett. The role will be varied and will include work from our Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Property Litigation teams.
What we're looking for
- At least 2 years experience in a similar role
- Experience of drafting bills of costs, cost budgets and dealing with assessment proceedings
- Ability to deal with advocacy at Costs and Case Management Conferences and detailed assessment hearings
- Experience in dealing with legal aid and Court of Protection costs
- A genuine interest in developing a career within legal costs
Why join us?
Enable Law are part of the Foot Anstey Group and our people, like our values, are at the very heart of our business. We aim to provide our employees with a rewarding career and work environment with an attractive and flexible benefits scheme, as part of supporting the importance of work/life balance. Benefits available to you include a Lifestyle Hour – a discretionary benefit to provide a fully flexible time slot for employees to take an additional hour away from work on a weekly basis.
Foot Anstey is one of the UK's fastest growing law firms. We believe in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients' goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver solutions. We are on an exciting journey to become our clients’ most trusted advisor, enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values of collaboration over convention, championing aspiration, being refreshingly human, embracing entrepreneurial spirit and delivering integrated thinking guide the way we act, every day, from the way we operate as a business to how we treat our colleagues and clients.
Over our history we've grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Retail & Consumer, Financial Services, Energy & Infrastructure, Media & Entertainment, Developers and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients' needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from seven bases: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London.
Our people are critical to our success. We help our employees achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy. We believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. We are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies.
The recruitment process
We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply for a role. We will acknowledge your application immediately and we will respond within 7 days regardless of outcome. We review applications on a rolling basis and will move to shortlist as soon as possible. Typically we undertake a two interview stage process. Throughout the process you will receive ample information about us and the role.
We were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard (NES) in April 2018. Promoting diversity and inclusion is one of the cornerstones of our people strategy and we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you are encouraged to answer how diversity and social mobility monitoring questions. The answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.
If you have any questions about the role or your application, please contact Ellen Marsh on 0117 9154665.
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