Senior Cost Negotiator

Salary: DOE

Location: Southport/Manchester/Liverpool/Leeds/Hybrid

Senior Cost Negotiator

Location: Southport/Manchester/ Liverpool/ Leeds/ Hybrid

Fletchers Solicitors Ltd have a fantastic opportunity to join our growing Costs Team.

In the role you will be working within a busy team and must have the ability to manage your own case load and adhere to SLA’s. This is a great opportunity to join a market-leading and expanding firm, at the forefront of clinical negligence litigation. Predominantly dealing with medical negligence and Serious Injury cost cases with experience handling all types of bills of cost.

About Fletchers Solicitors:

Fletchers is a rapidly growing law firm specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence law. We became Fletchers Group following several acquisitions – and have big plans for more growth. We are based in the North-West of the UK, with offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Bolton, Cambridge & Southport, although many of our colleagues work from home as Fletchers offers Hybrid working. We offer a great work life balance, fabulous benefits, apprenticeships, and internal progression, around 10% of colleagues are currently working on apprenticeships or training contracts – more than ever before – and we are continuing to grow our L&D offering. We have a great culture and people that will support you and your goals. We launched the Fletchers Foundation charity to support injured people. More information about us can be found on our website.

Fletchers Group is an inclusive employer with a diverse work force, which is why we welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to providing a culture and environment where everyone can thrive. Fletchers understand and celebrating that no colleague is the same. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, and we are signing up to other diversity standards to reflect our ethos.

Main Responsibilities for the role:

  • Managing own caseload using case management software
  • Instruct Counsel to attend Detailed Assessment/Oral review or alternatively conduct own hearings.
  • Hit agreed recovery targets.
  • Undertaking accurate valuation
  • Constant communication with fee earners
  • Providing head of team updates on forecasts, recoveries, issue files
  • Hit agreed daily chargeable hours target.
  • Keep MI fully up to date and accurate.
  • Deal with aged debt where applicable
  • Review points of dispute
  • Assist in bundle preparation.
  • Ensure SLA/Pipeline metrics adhered to
  • Follow agreed processes.
  • Providing legal teams with costs advice
  • Attending team meetings
  • Providing feedback on recoveries/files/fee earning practices

The above list is not exhaustive of any other tasks, which may be required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in dealing with high value Litigation and Negotiation cases.
  • Experience of Proclaim
  • Experience of Cost Master
  • Organisational, planning and communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good general IT skills
  • Time management
  • Ability to use initiative.
  • Working effectively within a team.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to meet tight deadlines.

We reserve the right to close this role before the date specified depending on the calibre and volume of candidates.

In return Fletchers can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 35 hours working week.
  • Bonus scheme (subject to targets being met)
  • 35 days holiday a year including bank holidays and Christmas Closure, you also have an option to purchase up to 3 extra days’ holiday per year, until you long service award the 3 days after your 5th, 7th, and 9th full year of employment
  • Pension scheme with tax-efficient salary sacrifice option.
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Medicash policy to cover some Dental, optical, and other medical expenses.
  • Enhanced company sick pay
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, and IVF schemes
  • Flexible, agile working environment with a positive work-life balance
  • Varied calendar of funded company social events (check out Fletchers Group on LinkedIn)
  • Monthly voucher awards
  • Location: Southport/Manchester/Liverpool/Leeds/Hybrid
  • Salary: DOE
  • Department: Costs
  • Closing Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2024
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