Alexandra Hardwick


Phone: 03333 441 654

“We have instructed Alexandra Hardwick of Bidwell Henderson on numerous occasions for everything from a Precedent H to drafting complex multi-party bills. The level of customer service provided is second to none. Alexandra takes great care in drafting, her narratives are excellent, she is very precise and is quick to respond to queries. Overall, a very impressive level of service delivered with a great deal of professionalism. I have no hesitation in recommending Alexandra for all of your costs draftsman needs.”

James Leo, Partner at Coley and Tilley Solicitors

Name: Alexandra Hardwick

Location: Rochester, Kent

Qualifications: BA (Hons) in English Literature from Cardiff University

Costs Drafting History: 6 years

I trained in 2010 in Birmingham and moved from preparing Legal Aid Claims and Bills of Costs for family matters to preparing complex Bills for Immigration, Judicial Review and Housing files, including 6 column bills of costs.

I prepared legal aid claims alongside preparing bills for IP matters, with a particular emphasis on preparing high costs multi claimant bills for complex personal injury matters. I have a particular interest in preparing budgets and bills for medical negligence and accident at work claims. I also enjoy preparing budgets and bills of costs for complex civil litigation matters.

I have undertaken processing of claims and bills for both publically funded and privately funded matters and have prepared post assessment claims for the LAA. I have also been instructed for detailed assessment hearings for legal aid matters.

As part of the processing of IP bills of costs, I have negotiated with paying parties, prepared points of dispute and replies and prepared bundles for detailed assessments in the SCCO.

Profile: After training and working in Birmingham, I took a few years away from costing while my children were little. Now we enjoy travelling as a family and have been fortunate enough to go to Australia to stay with my brother. Although we won’t repeat that flight in a hurry we look forward to exploring Europe now that we live so close to the English Channel.

Claim to fame: During my student days, I managed to have 4 of my poems and short stories published in anthologies!

Favourite TV genre: Any and all historical dramas regardless of how inaccurate they might be! But The Sound of Music is my all-time favourite film.

“We are really enjoying working with your firm and have found your staff to be excellent and very professional.”

Sara Taylor, Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre

“…I have found them very knowledgeable and full of expertise In Legal Aid, Inter partes and High costs cases. They are always at the end of the phone or email if myself or anyone else in the firm have a billing enquiry and would highly recommend them to any legal firm.”

Danielle Conaghan, Edwards Duthie Solicitors

“Having instructed Bidwell Henderson since they formed in 2014, I can say with enormous confidence that their Costs Draftsmen are the most knowledgeable, efficient and friendly Costs Draftsmen I have had the pleasure of working with.”

Abbie Huxley, Burke Niazi Solicitors

“KK Law have used many cost draftsman firms within the last 10 years but have finally found the firm that is the right fit for us. Their service is professional, efficient, accurate and they turn our files around quickly. The Admin, accounts and cost draftsman team are all friendly and knowledgeable.

I would not hesitate to recommend Bidwell Henderson to anyone in the legal profession, they have always gone the extra mile on all of our cases both standard and complex to help expedite our bill payment.”

Heidi Murphy, KK Law

“I would have no hesitation in recommending their drafting and processing services. As one of our key strategic partners we have found Bidwell Henderson to be a very forward thinking and highly professional law costs drafting firm. They should be commended on their continual investment in staff training, quality controls and GDPR principles.

Specialising in billing through Tikit P4W they fit with our services portfolio perfectly. They consistently hit the mark first time – demonstrating the quality of their work and professionalism of their team, whilst more importantly improving client cashflow.”

Gary Shaw, Accesspoint Legal

“The Bidwell Henderson team are an absolute pleasure to deal with as they are all so helpful and accommodating and deliver client focused services to suit business needs. In addition to providing an efficient, tailored and exceptionally pro-active service – they strike the perfect balance of friendly and professional.

Kelly Pashley-Handford, Spencers Solicitors

“I have really appreciated working together on billing, I would be lost without Heather Shipley and the team at BH in the since the firm started!”

Amy Butler, Atkins & Palmer