Due to the continued growth of our Newcastle Office, we are looking for graduates who are interested in a professional career in law. Having a law degree is not essential. The ideal candidate will be a team player who can use their own initiative and prepare accurate work.
Full job title: Trainee Law Costs Draftsperson (Law degree not essential)
Type: Full time employment
Year One: Minimum wage with productivity and accuracy related bonus
Year Two: On target earnings of 21k with uncapped earning potential
Year Three: On target earnings of 25k with uncapped earning potential
Location: Churchill House, Mosely Street, Newcastle NE1 1DE
Closing date: 1/08/18
½ day test covering three topics: week commencing 6/08/18
Interviews to take place: week commencing 13/08/18
Start date: 17/09/18
Why this job?
We are offering a professional legal job with an interesting and diverse case load. We work for solicitors to help them maximise their legal costs. We invest in great people, great training and great systems.
We offer excellent uncapped earning potential after your training year. Having a law degree is not essential as a full training programme will be provided.
You would be working on family, civil and party v party cases. The job involves preparing accurate legal documents, drafting statements, meeting deadlines, predicting future work, researching and providing advice.
This is an office-based job without face to face meetings or the need to attend court. It would suit someone keen to undertake legal work and provide written advice without being client facing.
Progression opportunities will be available for the right candidate at this award winning and expanding firm.
Bidwell Henderson Costs Consultants are a fast growing, award winning Costs Drafting Company. We are seeking motivated professionals with an eye for precision to join our Newcastle office team.
A considerable amount of the work we produce is funded by the legal aid agency. We work on high profile and extremely important files such as domestic abuse, children being taken in to care, homelessness, judicial review and child abduction.
The job we offer could be described as a legal accountant. We extract information from our solicitor client’s files to ensure we help them maximise their costs recovery and we need to accurately predict future work which is then subject to a costs cap. We are involved in researching complex areas of law and we have a bird’s eye view of how cases are run. We offer our solicitor clients feedback on what they can improve on to further their education and give back.
Our firm wants to be the first choice for costs drafting and legal services. If you are enthusiastic and want to be part of building something, this is the job for you.
The key skills we are looking for candidates to demonstrate are accuracy, enthusiasm and a desire to learn new skills.
We are looking for a trainee who will undertake responsibilities such as:
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
“...I have found them very knowledgeable and full of expertise In Legal Aid, Inter partes and High costs cases.
They are always at the end of the phone or email if myself or anyone else in the firm have a billing enquiry and would highly recommend them to any legal firm
“Having instructed Bidwell Henderson since they formed in 2014, I can say with enormous confidence that their Costs Draftsmen are the most knowledgeable, efficient and friendly Costs Draftsmen I have had the pleasure of working with.”
“KK Law have used many cost draftsman firms within the last 10 years but have finally found the firm that is the right fit for us ”
Their service is professional, efficient, accurate and they turn our files around quickly. The Admin, accounts and cost draftsman team are all friendly and knowledgeable.
I would not hesitate to recommend Bidwell Henderson to anyone in the legal profession, they have always gone the extra mile on all of our cases both standard and complex to help expedite our bill payment.
“I would have no hesitation in recommending their drafting and processing services.”
As one of our key strategic partners we have found Bidwell Henderson to be a very forward thinking and highly professional law costs drafting firm. They should be commended on their continual investment in staff training, quality controls and GDPR principles.
Specialising in billing through Tikit P4W they fit with our services portfolio perfectly. They consistently hit the mark first time – demonstrating the quality of their work and professionalism of their team, whilst more importantly improving client cashflow.
“The Bidwell Henderson team are an absolute pleasure to deal with”
The Bidwell Henderson team are an absolute pleasure to deal with as they are all so helpful and accommodating and deliver client focused services to suit business needs.
In addition to providing an efficient, tailored and exceptionally pro-active service – they strike the perfect balance of friendly and professional.
“I have been practicing for almost 20 years and without a doubt Bidwell Henderson are the best cost lawyers and draftsmen I have ever instructed”
I have always found their managers and draftsmen to have detailed knowledge of current costs’ law, our case management system and to be knowledgeable and personable.
The managers Ann Henderson and Rebecca Bidwell are always on hand to support their cost draftsmen, and their strategic knowledge of how to manage the Legal Aid Agency costing process is invaluable and impressive.