Costs Draftsman

Job Title: Costs Draftsman
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: £25,000 - £34,000
REF: 1087
Contact Name: Lucy Wickham
Contact Email:

One of Greater Manchester’s most reputable law firms is looking for a Costs Draftsman. You work as part of an experienced Costs team and handle a range of family and Court of Protection matterssome of which will be funded by legal aid. 

The firm have a long-standing tradition of promoting from within and offer an excellent package of benefits.  

Costs Draftsman - Greater Manchester 

The company & role 

  • A down-to-earth, friendly firm with a family feel and a deep-rooted history 

  • You will be required to handle a variety of costs matters and be responsible for drafting formal bills for assessment, drafting budgets, attending budget conference meetings and more 

  • The firm are committed to continually training and developing their staff and strongly encourage career progression 

  • They won law firm of the year at the Manchester Legal Awards and have been awarded the Investors in People Gold accreditation  

  • Commutable from Manchester, Stockport, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, Oldham, Rochdale, High Peak 

Added extras and benefits 

  • 23 days holiday plus the ability to purchase extra days 

  • Contributory pension scheme 

  • Death in service 

  • Paid for car-parking 

  • Enhanced sick pay 

The ideal candidate 

  • Costs Draftsman with at least 2 years’ experience of working in costs 

  • Will have drafting experience and experience with legal aid costs 

  • May have dealt with family/Court of Protection files before, although this isn’t essential 

  • Will have good attention to detail 

  • Will be happy working to deadlines and targets 

How to apply for this Costs Draftsman role  

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above. Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Lucy on 03300 245 606 or email 

Lucy is a junior consultant at Realm and works mainly on paralegal, fee-earner and assistant roles. She works with a range of law firms within the personal injury and insurance sectors across Manchester and the North West. If you are looking for a new position, Lucy is ready to help you make a move. 

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