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Job Title Costs Assessor – Costs - Edinburgh
Job Location Edinburgh
Job Type Other Qualified Fee Earner
Expertise Costs

Costs Assessor - Costs - Edinburgh

We are looking for an experienced Costs Assessor to join the Costs team to be based in our Edinburgh office.

The Firm

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.

The Role

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.