On a fairly regular basis I receive unsolicited CVs from costs drafting recruitment firms.
I received one the other day in respect of an individual who had completed the LPC in 2009. In December 2009 they had started work for a costs drafting firm, giving them, by my calculations, 17-18 months experience. Apparently the average size bill they work with is £30k-£50k. They didn’t appear to be a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers.
For salary/expectations the figure given was £40,000+.
Perhaps the good times for those who work in costs law are not about to end any time soon.