We are looking for an experienced Costs Assessor to join the Costs
team to be based in our Edinburgh office.
Clyde & Co is a leading global law
firm, specialising in the sectors that underpin global trade and
commercial activity, namely: insurance, transport, construction,
energy, trade and commodities. It is globally integrated, offering a
comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal
services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses
operating across the world. Clyde & Co is committed to operating
in a responsible way. This means progressing towards a diverse and
inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of its communities
and clients, using its legal skills to support its communities
through pro bono work, volunteering and charitable partnerships, and
minimising the impact it has on the environment. The firm has 480
partners, 2400 lawyers, 3200 legal professionals and 5000 people
overall in over 60 offices and associated offices worldwide.
To work with Partners and other employees within the team to provide
clients with an in house Law Accountancy service.
Preparation of Judicial Accounts in accordance with the rules of
court and the tables of fees set down by the Law Society of Scotland.
Negotiating third party costs with external Law Accountants and
Solicitors by correspondence, telephone or face to face meetings.
Preparation of Points of Objection.
Attendance at diets of Taxation at the Court of Session and all
Sheriff Courts in Scotland.
Answer internal and external enquiries in relation to judicial
accounts, negotiation of third party costs, estimates of likely
costs and deal with any ad hoc enquiries.
Essential Skills & Experience
Experience of working within a similar environment.
Strong understanding of Court of Session and Sheriff Court rules
and Law Society of Scotland's Tables of Fees.
Elite Enterprise and Microsoft packages - particularly Word.
Understanding of case management systems in particular Visualfiles.
Confident and positive approach when communicating with staff of
all levels, opponents and Auditors of Court.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and to prioritise accordingly.
Excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage time effectively.
Ability to work as a member of a team and work well under pressure.
Excellent team player and a proven solver.
Willingness to be flexible as and when volume of business dictates.
In return, you will benefit from being part of an organisation that
is genuinely committed to its people. Within our friendly department
you will have access to a range of learning and development
opportunities designed to support your ongoing progression.
If you are interested in applying, then feel free to apply by
clicking on the below link or feel free to call Jonathan Brett on 0161
240 2820 or email me at Jonathan.Brett@clydeco.com
for more details.
Clyde & Co is committed to promoting equality and diversity in
all aspects of employment and are proud to be a Top 50 Inclusive Employer.