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Costs Draftperson/Costs Lawyer

  • Job
    Junior Level
  • Legal
  • London


  • Ability to work collaboratively with the Costs Manager and other costs lawyers as well as the fee earning teams
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise workload and competing demands across a big team to maximise speed of cashflow
  • Ability to provide thorough and reasoned advice on all aspects of costs
  • High quality of drafting
  • Experience in paying party work
  • Ability to provide detailed analysis
  • Structured approach to work with an ability to have and adhere to a fixed timetable in all costs cases and take steps as needed to comply with the same
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent costs negotiation skills
  • Excellent technical and legal knowledge on costs law
  • Knowledge of Arbitration/International Arbitration rules and procedures
  • Focus on keeping up to date with recent developments
  • Professional approach to external providers and third parties


  • The role is predominately to deal with Housing Disrepair Matters (paying party), but there will be, on occasion exposure to other areas of work undertaken by the team. This role is ideally suited for a Junior Costs Lawyer/Draftperson with 1/2 years experience.
  • The appointed Costs Lawyer/Draftperson will demonstrate a genuinely commercial approach, focussed on obtaining the best possible result for the team / business. They must also be confident to deal with external providers and ensure a suitable level of service is provided.

Top 50 UK law firm providing a broad range of legal services tailored to businesses and individuals.


Mission & Purpose

Penningtons Manches Cooper is a leading UK and international law firm which provides high quality legal advice tailored to both businesses and individuals. We have UK offices in the City of London, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading while our overseas network stretches from Asia to Europe through our presence in Singapore, Piraeus, Paris and Madrid. Our main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family. We have established a strong reputation in a variety of sectors, particularly private wealth, shipping, technology and property. Our lawyers are also recognised for their expertise in life sciences, education, retail, sports and entertainment and international trade. We have a commitment to high quality legal advice which is backed by a track record which dates back over 300 years. As a member of Multilaw and the European Law Group, we have close links with law firms throughout the world.