Officer Legal Costs Validation (x25)


Officer Legal Costs Validation (x25)


The Road Accident Fund’s mission is, to provide appropriate cover to all road users within the borders of South Africa; to rehabilitate and compensate persons injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents in a timely and caring manner; and to actively promote safe use of our roads.

The Organisation requires the services of qualified individuals for the following position on a Twelve (12) Months Fixed Term Contract the position will be based in Pretoria Regional Office.



OLCV 10092021 PTA

LOCATION: Pretoria

CLOSING DATE & TIME: 9/21/2021 11:55 PM

Purpose of the Role: To validate and assess legal cost bills

Key Performance Areas

Perform assessment of bills

  • Screening and checking compliance with RAF Act, Rules of Court, SLA and Applicable RAF Tariffs.
  • Evaluation of Bills of cost that are settled and or taxed.
  • Assessment of Bills of Cost set down for taxation and those that are not set down
  • Assessment of Bills of Cost for block settlements.
  • Prepare and make cost contributions and settle Bills of Cost.
  • Evaluate assessor invoices and accounts in terms of the SLA and applicable tariff.
  • Conduct research on case law and legal principles to keep abreast of developments.
  • Preparation of executive summaries for legal costs as per threshold

    Assessment of Service Provider’s Bills and Invoices (Panel Attorneys)
  • Evaluate and tax Advocate’s accounts in terms of SLA and applicable tariff.
  • Evaluate Panel Attorney’s files in terms of RAF tariff.
  • Evaluate assessor invoices and accounts in terms of the SLA and applicable tariff.
  • Assessment of disbursement of Experts Accounts.
  • Referral of SLA breaches to panel management.

     Attend to Taxation of Bills of Cost
  • Prepare and make offers and settle Bills of Cost
  • Attendance at Magistrate’s Court and Regional Court for taxations.
  • Attendance at High Courts for taxations.
  • Appearance before the taxing Master to argue complex legal principles governing taxations of legal costs.

     Attend Reviews of Bills of Cost
  • Appearance before the taxing Master and Magistrate to argue complex legal principles governing taxations of legal costs.
  • Prepare review documents for review proceedings in court.
  • Serve review documents to opposing party citing the basis of review.
  • Attend court and appear to argue the basis of review in front of Magistrate or judge.

     Attend to Litigation relating to costs
  • Negotiate reasonable settlements of costs.
  • Request cost payment.
  • Recover extra costs where applicable and advise Management accordingly.
  • Instruct panel attorneys to oppose and settle costs and costs application.
  • Provide advice to Legal department in respect of Litigation processes received.
  • Updating the status of claims view note.
  • Perform verification to ensure that the right payment is made to the correct Attorney.

     Authorization of Bills of Cost for payment
  • Attend to Fee analysis.
  • Perform duplicate checks.
  • Evaluation of bills of cost that is settled and or taxed.
  • Process Bills of Cost that are settled and or taxed.
  • Approve Bills of Cost that are settled and or taxed in terms of delegation of authority policy.
  • Request payment on the system.
  • Prepare the source documents to be forwarded to finance department for checking and payment.
  • Keep daily statistics of activities and trends on work allocated and work to be assessed.
  • Submit daily and monthly statistics as required by Management.
  • Keep record of statistics for performance management and review.
  • Attend queries from stakeholders pertaining to Bills of cost settled and outstanding payments of accounts.
  • Referral of writs reports to quality assurance.
  • Prepare batch report for payment department.

     Play advisory role and function to Claims Departments, Attorneys and Cost Consultants.
  • Prepare and render advice to claims sections, attorneys and cost consultants.
  • Instruct Panel Attorneys to attend taxations on behalf of RAF in respect of courts not falling within the proximity of offices of RAF.
  • Conduct research on Case Law and legal principles to keep abreast of developments.

    Quality assurance on writs reporting
  • Investigation, reconciliation of Writs and reporting.

Qualifications & Experience

  • NQF 7 (Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma) in Law or related qualification.
  • Admission as an Attorney would be advantageous.
  • Relevant 3 years working experience in Claims or Legal Costs environment.

Technical and Behavioral Competencies

  • Personal Mastery.
  • Emotional wisdom.
  • Ethics and governance. 
  • Customer orientation and customer focus.
  • Communication Skills (Written and Verbal)
  • Report-writing skills.
  • Computer Literacy.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Negotiation Skills.
  • Planning and organizing skills.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Administration skills.
  • Team player with tenacity to work independently.
  • In-depth knowledge and thorough understanding of RAF Act.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under extreme pressure.

Road Accident Values

  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Excellence


    Total cost to company of the minimum remuneration package applicable to this position is

    R349 998 .00 per annum and will be negotiable commensurate with experience.

     NB: “RAF offers Total Employment Cost packages with no additional contributions from the Employer, successful candidates are required to structure their packages in a manner that will suit their needs”

     Closing date: 21 September 2021
     Applications can be forwarded for attention of the recruitment officer at Menlyn; e-mail address is or hand deliver at 38 Ida Street, Menlo Park.

  1. Indicate the name and the reference number for the position you are applying for on the subject line
  2. Do not submit copies of qualifications and ID as these will be requested from shortlisted candidates on the interview date
  3. Submit a short CV with a maxim of 5 pages
  4. Please indicate your current salary and salary expectations if considered for the position.

The Road Accident Fund subscribes to the principles of employment equity and preference will be given to groups who are under represented in terms of our Employment Equity Plan


  • Applicants who have not received any correspondence from us within six weeks from the closing date can consider themselves unsuccessful

  • Security vetting shall be conducted on all prospective employees

  • It is the applicants’ responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA)and to provide proof of such evaluation.

Officer Legal Costs Validation (x25)

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