Legal Billing Assistant
East London, Greater London, England
20000.0000 - 25000.0000
Permanent (Full time)
My client are looking for a Billing Assistant to join their legal aid team.
Billing- under supervision of your Billing Manager you will progress cases as follows:
Prepare/finalise and submit legal aid bills
Process bills payable by third parties
Liaise with Barrister Clerks
Prepare private bills and final cost transfers
Identifying files that are within the time period for claiming a payment on account for profit costs
Claim for court and counsel fees, disbursements, process server fees.
If required, processing files to be sent to external cost draftsperson for bills to be drawn up.
Chase final orders from courts
Chase legal aid certificates and deal with amendments
To be trained on a case management software, outlook and process server fees.
Legal Aid Portal
Allocate counsels fees, claim process server fees and any other disbursements.
Provide evidence for disbursement claims on the legal aid portal
Communicate with clients via the phone, email and letter in a professional manner
Answer client queries re their legal aid status
Contact clients when their certificates are revoked- send revocation letter and ensure all court fees etc have been received.
Asist in designing and implementing any future developments in the process
Report any concerns to your Line Manager
Previous legal billing experience
Excellent client care and communication skills
Able to work on your own but also in a team
Good IT skills
Please note the role would be working 2 days a week in the office and the hours are 9am-.