Law Costs Draftsperson (Ref # 3243)

Cardiff office Business Support

Closing date: 05 November 2021




Cardiff – Hybrid working


The Cost Department at Hugh James is one of the largest costs teams in the UK. The team works closely with the Claimant teams within the firm while also providing general support for teams throughout the rest of the firm. The team work predominately on estimates, cost budgets, bill preparation and cost negotiations, they also attend court for detailed assessment and cost and case management hearings.

As part of a team the successful candidate will:

  • Prepare Bills of Costs, primarily for personal injury claims but also for commercial dispute cases
  • Prepare Points of Dispute and Replies 
  • Prepare Cost Budgets and attend CCMC hearings
  • Attend detailed assessment hearings
  • Mediate cost settlements

The successful candidate will have relevant experience in a similar Law Costs role. They will have proven negotiation skills and be comfortable attending court for hearings.

Good communication and strong IT skills are a must. Experience of using Costs Master would be advantageous.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a supportive, ambitious and innovative team.

Life at Hugh James

Although our workforce has grown to more than 500, we have retained and nurtured a unique culture which is based on hard work, exceptional talent, ambition, empathy, innovation and good humour. It is those qualities that have helped us grow the business to where we stand today.

Key to our growth strategy to date has been the recruitment and development of great people. This will remain the case as we look forward to the years ahead. Life at Hugh James is vibrant and full of opportunities.

Our culture is friendly and collegiate, but we maintain the professional atmosphere you would expect from a modern, leading law firm. All our staff have access to industry-leading training and mentoring to ensure they reach their potential.

Some of our benefits on offer include:

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Corporate social responsibility day (one per calendar year)

Christmas shopping day (one per calendar year)

Death in service

Auto enrolment pension scheme

Hybrid working

Employee Assistance Programme

Discounts for local businesses

Professional fees paid (subject to requirement for your role)

Employee recruitment incentive scheme


Hugh James is an equal opportunities and disability confident committed employer.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this opportunity, I look forward to receiving your application, Bethany Charles.