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Apprentice Trainee Costs Specialist with A&M Bacon Limited

A&M Bacon Limited
This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to start a career in Law, allowing you to gain a qualification and experience whilst earning a wage!

A&M Bacon Limited - Employer

A&M Bacon’s Head Office is situated just east of Peterborough in Whittlesey. The location is ideally situated with fantastic rail and road links to the rest of the UK. A&M Bacon are a leading costs firm dealing with all matters of legal costs. They are regularly instructed in various areas including commercial litigation, immigration claims, planning disputes, ATE premium recovery and personal injury claims for both Defendants and Claimant’s. The office is headed up by Practice Manager and Costs Lawyer Jessica Swannell. Jessica’s team regularly appear in Court representing their client on costs matters.

We make it our mission to deliver a commercially focused service quickly and efficiently. A&M Bacon Limited act for some of the leading private practice firms and government organisations in the country, including top tier firms.

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Job Summary

81416
£230.63
37.50
Peterborough
06/02/2018
New Vacancy
Law
A&M Bacon Limited



Detailed Job Description

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing Bills of Costs and statement of costs
  • Ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Drafting Replies when necessary
  • Drafting Points of Dispute
  • Negotiating settlement of Costs
  • Assisting with the Admin team
  • Undertaking all training provided by the employer
  • Assisting Costs Lawyers with complex cases
  • Preparation of Costs Budgets
  • Preparing Budgets
  • Shadowing all hearings
  • Attending all hearings on own files as mandatory (once training provided)
  • Working in house at clients as/when required
  • Attending networking events as/when required
  • Preparing Skeleton Arguments
  • Preparing all Legal Forms and necessary evidence
  • Ensuring good file management
  • Supporting and developing A&M Bacon Limited
  • Writing various articles
  • Join our internal Business Development team
  • Liaising with the Court and preparing bundles
  • Doing necessary research
  • Set up and become active on LinkedIn. Grow your name
  • Travelling to client’s offices and conferences in England (usually around London) from time to time

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

A minimum of 3 A Levels A*-C, and 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Skills required

  • Excel
  • Word
  • Microsoft Office 365 is advantageous but not essential

Personal Qualities

  • Attention to detail
  • Able to conduct oneself in a professional manner with clients, but able to have fun within the office as well
  • Able to work within a small team
  • Able to help colleagues, as we class ourselves as a small family who help and support each other

Future prospects

A&M invest heavily in staff and after successful completion of the Paralegal course, A&M would like to place the candidate on the CILEx or Solicitor course.

Additional Information

Training provided

As a Paralegal Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Paralegal Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Additional learning within the apprenticeship will enable you to be awarded a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Legal Services which can afford you exemptions from the first year of the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship (providing Contract Law was chosen as the elective module).

Your apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of online and face-to-face training from BPP University Law School and on-the-job learning.

Please make sure that you have uploaded a copy of your CV to the ‘Documentation’ section of your profile. Within your CV, please give a full breakdown of all your achieved and/ or predicted qualifications (incl. subjects and grades). Please ensure that you apply for the position as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The closing date is a rough guideline as to when an advert will close. The advert may close before the given closing date if the employer has filled the position(s).

BPP Professional Apprenticeships - Learning Provider

BPP is a national training provider for apprenticeships and training in business, finance and law. They work with a range of clients, ranging from small independent business to larger corporations including RSM, BT Group and Ford, to name just a few.

For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 0203 131 5165 or email: emmahopkins@bpp.com (Ref ID:81416)
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