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Legal Costs Accountant

Ref: 920599

  • €60,000 - €65,000
  • 09 Jan 2019
  • Dublin (South)
  • Perm

Our client a leading general Insurer is seeking to recruit a legal costs accountant to join its claims team.

Main Purpose of the Role & Key Duties & Responsibilities:

• The role will involve advising and negotiating on the quantum of legal costs and outlay up to and including Taxation and any Appeal thereon. • Manage a portfolio of cases at legal costs stage to bring them to a successful conclusion including attendance at taxations, as required. • Implement measures to minimise legal cost and expert fee expenditure for the Claims function and develop Key Performance Indicators around claims spend on expert providers. • Design and implement a consistent cost resolution strategy, including assessing, negotiation and resolving of all cases referred and providing guidance to others on cases not personally handled. • Advise management of all matters relating to legal costs and experts fees. • Prepare resolution reports, management reports and establish financial control relating to fees/cost, including managing outsourcing to external legal cost accountants.

Key Requirements:

• Be a Fellow or an Associate of the Institute of Legal Costs Accountants having been in full time practice for 5 years or more as a Legal Costs Accountant, dealing exclusively with the preparation, negotiation and taxation of legal costs. • Have a detailed knowledge of the work involved in defending third party claims, arbitrations and mediations. • Be results orientated, a problem solver, flexible and have the ability to effectively prioritise workloads and work to critical deadlines combining a pragmatic approach and sound business acumen. • Have strong analytical skills to identify trends, identify and implement solutions. • Be self-motivated with the ability to work on his/her own initiative and to meet specific personal and department targets. • Have excellent inter-personal/communication skills with an emphasis on providing assistance and support to members of the various teams of the Claims Department. • Have an understanding of claims, insurance legislation and regulatory compliance obligations. • A competitive package is available to the successful candidate commensurate with skills and experience. For more information on this Legal Costs Accountant job or other legal jobs, then please contact Michael Minogue (01) 6621000 or by email at