Recruiting Legal Aid Law Costs Draftsman

Posted 15.04.2019

About us

Bidwell Henderson Costs Consultants are a fast growing, award winning Costs Drafting Company. We are seeking Costs Draftspeople with legal aid billing and or processing services to join our rapidly expanding exceptional team.

A considerable amount of the work we produce is legally aided. We off our solicitor clients a full service and undertake all legal aid work.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking for full flexibility without targets and you want to work with a team who are committed to growth and exploring new opportunities.

We are continually investing in our infrastructure, team, marketing strategies and our resources. There will be progression opportunities available for the right candidates.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a fast-growing niche company who are aiming to double in size in the next 18 months. If you are enthusiastic, want to provide an excellent service and be part of building something, this is the job for you.

The two key skills we are looking for candidates to demonstrate are accuracy of work and enthusiasm.

We are looking for a Legal Aid Cost Draftsperson who will undertake responsibilities such as:

  • Preparing detailed bills of costs for court assessment
  • Preparing xml e-bills through CostsMaster for uploading in to CCMS
  • Analysing files and preparing advice on compliance with Legal Aid Agency regulations and guidance
  • Prepare high costs case plans and CCFS plans
  • Swiftly deal with client enquiries
  • Maintain and promote relationships with clients
  • Prioritise urgent work and meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise our work above any other work
  • Essential requirements:

Legal aid billing, drafting or processing experience

  • CostsMaster experience
  • Ability to regularly check your own work and provide high standard of accuracy
  • Great organisation skills
  • Good Keyboard, IT and communication skills
  • What we offer

Excellent fee structure

  • Full flexibility without any targets
  • Hourly rate fee structure in addition for any areas of interest to you
  • Complete GDPR ready set up including case management system, virtual secretary and storage
  • Administration and accounts officers
  • Free courier deliveries and collections to your home office
  • Resources and support
  • Work delivered as and when convenient to you
  • Cover for holidays and days not working
  • Training, refreshers and seminars

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

To apply for this position please email Chelsea Allcock on chelsea.allcock@bidwellhenderson.co.uk with:

  1. Covering letter including why you are suitable for this role
  2. CV
  3. Redacted samples of your work

We look forward to hearing from you. Note: See our jobs page www.bidwellhenderson.co.uk/careers/ for all positions we are currently hiring for.

Danielle Conaghan - Edwards Duthie Solicitors

Abbie Huxley - Burke Niazi Solicitors

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.

Heidi Murphy, KK Law

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.

Gary Shaw, Accesspoint Legal

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.

Kelly Pashley-Handford, Spencers Solicitors

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.

Deborah Piccos, TV Edwards Solicitors