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Costs Paralegal

Group Company: Winn Solicitors

Department: Costs

Salary: Dependent upon experience

A Costs Paralegal for a leading North East firm requiring 12 months experience working within the legal industry.

The role would be suited to a Paralegal or Fee Earner who is currently looking to make a move into a different area of law. The role will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to undertake ACL training and qualify as a Costs Lawyer.

The ideal candidate will naturally represent Winns Values of Integrity, Respect, Loyalty and Reliability which underpin our mission to be the best one stop shop for accident management and rehabilitation.

Employee Benefits

Competitive base salary plus great OTE (potential to uplift salary by over 20%)

  • Annual salary review & bonus schemes *subject to performance
  • 22 days holiday, eight days bank holidays, and an added birthday holiday
  • Three-day bonus holiday for full attendance
  • Option to buy & sell up to 3 holidays per year
  • Additional holidays for long service
  • Training, development and career progression opportunities
  • Fully funded recognised training and qualifications
  • On-site parking *subject to availability
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Corporate Metro scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Pension scheme contribution
  • Company social events
  • Employee Assistance Confidential Helpline
  • Death in service insurance (three times salary)
  • Staff referral bonus scheme
  • Annual flu jab and eye care scheme

Job Description

You will be responsible for drafting and negotiating Legal Costs Schedules and Bills with the aim of ensuring maximum recovery of

Legal Fees and Disbursements. Your duties will include:

  • Preparing Schedules and Bills of Costs, to include Litigation Schedules such as Costs Budgets, Estimates and Statements of Costs for Trial/ Applications.
  • Negotiation of Legal Costs and Disbursements.
  • Issuing Part 7 and Part 8 Proceedings. 
  • Making Applications.
  • Liaising with Legal Teams.
  • Ensure compliance with Information Security Policies including data confidentiality and the operational security of the Information Systems used.
  • Ensure you uphold the Core Values of Winn Group.
  • Any ad hoc or additional duties as deemed fit and appropriate by the Management Team for this post and the associated level of responsibility attached to it.

Person Specification

The successful candidate must commit to upholding the company’s core values, Integrity, Respect, Loyalty and Reliability and ensure that they are demonstrated throughout their working practice. You should also possess the relevant attributes and experience outlined below:

  • A minimum of 12 months experience within a legal environment.
  • Knowledge of basic law and practice.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.

Winn Solicitors is one of the country's leading claims management companies taking care of no win no fee accident claims from start to finish.

Winn Group home to Winn Solicitors, On Medical and On Hire, is a leading North East business providing nationwide accident management and rehabilitation services for victims of non-fault accidents.

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What our Staff Say

I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities for development which I have had in the firm which have led to me being Deputy Head of Costs. I wouldn’t be here without the support of management.

Victoria

Deputy Head of Costs

The people at Winns make it a feel-good atmosphere and make coming to work enjoyable. Winn Group is always quick to adapt to change which makes it a great place to work.

Phil

Team Leader

My favourite Winn Group benefit is getting a holiday on your birthday. I have never had that before.

Sophie

HR Assistant