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Trainee Costs Solicitor


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly regarded firm of Costs Lawyers, celebrating more than 40 years in business. The full time Trainee Costs Solicitor position is a fully funded route to qualifying as a Solicitor. Your training will cover the full breadth of costs work – from preparation of costs budgets and bills of costs to negotiating settlements. Following completion of a 6-month probationary period, you will commence full time legal costs work (minimum 2 years), during which you will manage your own case load of costs files with minimal supervision. 
The role is based in our Chester office – normal hours 9am to 5pm, with remote working available after a period of initial training. 

•    First point of contact with clients
•    Preparing bills of costs
•    Preparing costs budgets
•    Negotiating settlement of costs
•    Ensuring all cases are dealt with promptly in compliance with SLAs and agreed timescales 
•    Providing a complete costs service to clients 
•    Exceeding targets 

•    Salary £18,500
•    25 days holiday plus bank holidays
•    One additional day’s holiday after one year
•    Contributory Pension Scheme
•    Payment of SQE 1 and 2 preparation course
•    Payment of SQE 1 and 2 exam fees
•    Certified Qualifying Work Experience
•    Remote working option after initial training
•    On-site parking 
•    Flexible hours
•    Time off for exams (including revision)

Ideal Candidate
•    2:1 Law Graduate (2:2 with relevant experience considered) with or without LPC
•    Effective communication skills
•    Ability to organise yourself and others
•    Ability to work independently
•    Good IT skills
•    Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines and targets
•    Good attention to detail 
•    Ability to work collaboratively as an effective team player 
•    Determination to succeed

If you are interested in joining us – please e-mail or call Lee on 01244 317543 for an informal chat.

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