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: 1/01/19
½ day test covering three topics: week commencing 14/01/19
Interviews to take place: week commencing 21/01/19
Start date: February 2019
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:
- Preparing legal forms and detailed bills of solicitors legal costs
- Manage a caseload of work
- Prepare documents
- Analysing files and preparing advice on compliance with Legal Aid Agency regulations and guidance
- Update case management software
- Swiftly deal with client queries
- Maintain and promote relationships with clients
- Ability to prioritise urgent work and meet deadlines
- Educated to degree level
- Excellent IT skills
- Motivated team player who can work use their own initiative when required
- Ability to regularly check your own work and provide a high standard of accuracy and precision
- Great organisation skills
- Good Keyboard and communication skills