Costs Negotiator, DOE, Liverpool

We are currently recruiting for a new role within our team as Costs Negotiator. With continued growth across our successful Group, this role is introduced to increase technical knowledge and experience within the Finance and Costs Team. This is an exciting opportunity, reporting to the Group Financial Controller the Costs Costs Negotiator will be responsible for the UK and Australian caseload and is expected to assist in shaping and developing the costing process for all parts of our Group. Some key responsibilities include:

– Handling of caseload of both fixed and standard costs from bill drafting including new electronic Precedent S, issuing part 8 proceedings, drafting replies to Points of Dispute and preparation of cases for Detailed Assessment
– Drafting Costs Budgets and Budget Discussion Reports (Precedent H, Precedent R)
– Drafting N260s
– Negotiation of costs to settlement
– Considering progression of caseload within the team to identify problematic cases, setting out case progression plans for the relevant team member monitoring adherence
– Commencing enforcement where necessary
– Ensuring accuracy of costs schedules to maximise recovery
– Develop the knowledge and skills of the Costs Team members

The successful candidate must have:

– Good up to date knowledge of CPR procedures and current case law with regards to both fixed and standard costs
– Some debt recovery / enforcement experience
– Knowledge of the Solicitors Act S.70 dispute process

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Legal Cashier, £DOE, Liverpool

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Legal Cashier within our Finance Team.
This role will be responsible for assisting with supporting the Senior Legal Cashier and the Finance Department in the provision of accurate and timely processing of financial transactions related to Group transactions, by providing competent and effective cashiering duties.

Main Responsibilities

To undertake daily banking functions including bank reconciliations.
The processing of client and office accounting transactions including postings and cheque production.
The processing of client bills to include checking and posting
Input and production of nominal cheque requests.
Processing automatic and manual payment runs by BACS/TT and cheque.
The processing of bank transfers.
Processing of travel and other business expenses.
Process of Business Credit Cards.
Manage large Supplier statements and reconcile to Purchase Ledger.
Compiling letter and statements, diary management, assisting clients, receiving and making telephone calls
Undertake appropriate training and development in relation to the role, in particular taking part in workshops relating to SAR’s and internal systems
Undertake duties of a reasonable nature which may be requested from time to time.
What skills and experience would you need

Previous experience working as a legal cashier with knowledge of the SRA Accounts Rules.
Preferably hold Proclaim experience
Excellent communication and organisational skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and pay close attention to detail.
Competency to work on your own and as part of a team.
Willingness to learn and develop your skills.

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Fee Earners, £DOE, Liverpool

Are you an experienced Portal, Pre or Post issue Fee Earner looking for a new opportunity to join an innovative law firm? Are you looking for development opportunities in the future which will expand your skills both in UK and international law?

We are always looking for talent to join our growing litigation teams. If you have experience at managing your own caseload to a high standard with importance placed on client care and file management please send your CV to us to review what opportunities we may have available for you!

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Legal Assistants, £DOE, Liverpool

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain experience and start a career within a legal environment we may have the perfect position for you. We are looking for Legal Assistants to join our team.

The Legal Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative and telephone communication support to their team. Accountable for achieving defined performance KPI’s which will assist the team in delivery of fees. The successful candidate must have the ability to make a difference to the client, delivering high levels of customer service with minimal supervision.

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2020 Training Contract, £DOE, Liverpool

Do you have fee earning experience and are looking for a training contract? Or alternatively, are you a graduate and/or Paralegal looking to gain litigation experience in a contentious legal environment ready to apply for a training contract?

We have a tailored program available as well as providing you exposure to high quality work, caseload responsibility and client exposure.

If this is something you are interested in and you want to take your first steps to becoming a qualified lawyer, then please drop your CV and a covering letter to hrhelpdesk@sgilaw.co.uk.

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New Business Vetting Agent, £DOE, Liverpool

We currently have a vacancy available for a New Business Vetting Agent.

The New Business Vetting Agent will take inbound calls from new clients, creating a new claim file by thoroughly and efficiently recording critical MI and delivering high standards of client care.

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