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Court of Protection Costs Specialist vacancy

Job Purpose

Costs recovery: To be responsible for Drafting of Bills of Costs arising from proceedings within the Court of Protection and to prepare and submit claims for costs for assessment and payment. To ensure that the maximum costs are recovered within a timely manner for the Client and provide guidance and support to both clients and other members of staff in respect of costs issues.  Advising clients with regard to the outcome of the assessment and whether or not an appeal should be pursued.

Appeals – informal and formal appeals to the SCCO following receipt of assessed bill; dealing with drafting of all necessary documents and filing the same

Assessment assistance – drafting and preparing all documentation and filing via approved court portals; assisting in promptly sending client files, be that electronic or paper files.

All matters: To deal with any advices, dealing with provisional assessment / detailed assessment hearings etc as necessary.  All matters to be dealt with in accordance with The Civil Procedure Rules, any applicable Court of Protection Rules.

Key Tasks and Job Responsibilities

Meet Agreed Company Targets

Undertake cradle to grave costs work in accordance with the agreed SLA to include:

  • Preparing Bills of costs
  • Drafting Statements of Costs (where required)
  • Advising upon assessment parameters
  • Advising on assessment outcomes
  • Preparing applications / appeals / any related documentation required
  • Attending hearings if required

Peer check other Cost Draftsmen’s work to include:

  • Ensuring the quality of work is maintained to Service Level Agreements
  • Deadlines are adhered to

Attend regular training sessions internally and externally to keep up to date with legislation, regulations and case law

Ensure Service Level Agreements are met by self and others

To assist/prepare training materials where applicable and as required to aid development of the other members of staff

To assist/prepare social media campaigns as required

Deal with Client queries and Client relationship activities

Cover for other staff as required

Overseeing the development of Trainees where applicable

Be responsible for own continuous personal development

Undertake any other reasonable duties designated by their immediate or ultimate supervisors from time to time to meet business needs.


Dependent upon level of experience


Send your CV in strictest of confidence to our Head of Court of Protection, Paul Cruickshanks, stating your current salary to

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