WE are actively looking for four new trainee Costs Lawyers to strengthen our team and help us handle an increasing-busy schedule. 
Applicants need to be qualified to degree level, not necessarily in a law subject, and be available to work in either our Beverley or Newcastle office. 
The ideal candidate will be friendly, hardworking and be keen to pursue a career in the legal industry. 
Job Description 
Carter Burnett is keen to recruit four new Trainee Costs Lawyer to its three-year training programme. 
During this time, you will be required to comply with all relevant training requirements of the Association of Costs Lawyers and any in-house training, when necessary. 
In essence, your role is to help Solicitors and Lawyers from external legal firms claim all the relevant Costs they are entitled to when representing a client on a Case. 
Previous legal experience would be advantageous, but is not essential for the role as full training will be given by our experienced Law Costs professionals. 
Areas of practice 
• Personal Injury 
• Clinical Negligence 
• Commercial Litigation 
During the training period, you will be taught how to conduct the following tasks so that you can carry them out independently. 
• Drafting Schedules of Costs 
• Drafting Bills of Costs 
• Negotiation 
• Prepare and issue of Part 8 proceedings 
• Consider Points of Dispute, assess offers and draft Replies 
• Preparing for and attending upon Detailed Assessment Hearings 
• Preparing costs budgets and associated work 
• Attendance at CCMCs, if required 
Remuneration & Benefits 
• Salary from £22,000 during training period 
• Full-time position, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 
• 25 days holiday per year & bank holidays 
• Additional holiday for your Birthday 
• Free on-site parking (Hull/Beverley office) 
• City centre location (Newcastle) - close to train station 
• Modern working environment 
• Excellent career progression 
• Company pension 
• Friendly team 
• Casual dress 
About you 
• Must be qualified to degree level & be willing to study further 
• Able to demonstrate strong administrative and organisational skills 
• Maintain good working relationships with external people and organisations 
• Excellent oral communication skills 
• Able to write clearly 
• Work to deadlines 
How to Apply 
To register an interest, please email your CV and a covering letter stating any relevant experience to laura@carterburnett.co.uk 
To find out more about working for us, please call 01482 534567 for an informal discussion. 
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