Costs Lawyer 1-5 PQE (Part Time - 3 days per week)
Job Title:Costs Lawyer 1-5 PQE
Join a team that makes real changes
Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm
providing a comprehensive range of legal services from offices in
Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and London.
The firm advises businesses across construction, energy
& resource management, higher education and financial services,
complementing the firm's market leadership within local government,
housing and health & social care.
We currently employ over 500 people, including over 80
Partners, and our award-winning teams provide construction,
commercial, corporate, property, regulatory, employment and
litigation (commercial and clinical negligence) legal advice.
Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms
2022' and has recently either won or been shortlisted for a number
of prestigious awards.
We are driven by our 4 values: Relationships, Results,
Reputation and Responsible. These give us a sense of purpose and
ensure we always work collaboratively with clients and colleagues,
continually improve, make the right choices and act with integrity.
Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and
welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.
Rise to the Challenge
Our Litigation, Advisory & Regulatory department
deals with a substantial volume of often high profile commercial and
regulatory disputes involving both private and public law.
A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Costs Lawyer to
join the Insurance team in our Litigation, Advisory & Regulatory
department. The role will involve dealing with inter partes costs
issues and working for both private and public sector clients
including insurers, local authorities, housing associations and NHS Resolution.
What we are looking for from you
Internally you will be responsible for supporting a
range of litigation teams in Clinical Risk, Insurance Litigation,
Property Litigation and Commercial Litigation.
This role will involve:
Preparing cost schedules for summary assessment
Advising on third party costs
Producing Precedents H, R and T
Considering/preparing Bills of Costs, Points of
Dispute and Replies
Dealing with provisional assessments
Preparing files for detailed assessment
Ad hoc costs advice internally and externally
This vacancy is an exciting opportunity to join a
dynamic department who are recognised market leaders for litigation
work for clients who are focused on the delivery of public services.
We offer a substantial benefits package to all
employees, which includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up
to an additional 5 days), a generous pension scheme and private
medical insurance through Vitality (including "phone a GP service",
discounted gym membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).
All of our people are entitled to a biennial private
health assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the
group life assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance
Programme (free telephone support and counselling service) and a
cycle scheme (Save Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).
Where possible, we want to offer
all Bevan Brittan people flexibility to work their week in a way
that suits them - we operate a hybrid working model based on the
needs of our clients, teams and that of the individual. Our core
business hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are
open to individuals working more flexibly around those times and
would welcome a conversation with you if you have any questions.
To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a
core part of Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture
and embodied by the clients we serve.
Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its
local office communities. Through regular fundraising events,
support for local initiatives and annual charity donations at
Christmas, we have established a culture of giving within the firm.
In December 2021 we donated a total of £60,000 to our four regional
office charities, with each charity receiving £15,000 to help fund
their vital services.
Our current selected charity in Bristol is Great
Western Air Ambulance Charity.
We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes
through actions rather than words; colleagues from across the firm
are already heavily involved, living and breathing the four pillars
of our Responsible Business strategy:
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after
our colleagues' wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can
progress on merit, regardless of personal circumstances or
background; give something back to the communities in which we work;
and protect the environment.
Bevan Brittan is proudly a carbon neutral firm. We have
achieved the UN's Climate Neutral Now accreditation and our
environmental sustainability plan is focussed on achieving our net
zero carbon target.
Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono
legal work for local charities and not-for-profit organisations.
This has seen colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance
Charity (Bristol), Moseley Road Swimming Baths (Birmingham),
Yorkshire Cat Rescue (Leeds), Great Western Credit Union (London),
and several others.