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Name: Andrew Clarke

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Degree in Journalism

Costs Drafting History: Andrew began his career in costs in 2010

Andrew joined Bidwell Henderson as an experienced costs draftsperson in May 2018 having started his career in costs with John M. Hayes in 2010. Andrew deals with a wide range of Legal Aid billing matters to include care, housing, judicial review and family work. Andrew has extensive experience in preparing XML e-bills together with inter-partes knowledge having previously prepared large value multi-track bills, Precedent H costs budgets and replies to points of dispute.

Profile: Away from the office Andrew attends a boxing class at Northumbria University, follows Newcastle United, is a keen cyclist and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Claim to fame: Undertook work experience with The Shield’s Gazette as a sports reporter which involved attendance in the Newcastle United press box on a match day followed by conducting interviews with Michael Owen and Mark Viduka after a win against Leicester!

Favourite film/TV genre: Heat is Andrews favourite film and The Sopranos is his favourite TV series.

“I find the Cost Draftsman at Bidwell Henderson very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend their services”.

Denise Cowley, DMA Law

“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

“Your firm has been a great help to Birnbergs, your Costs Lawyers are thorough, professional and extremely knowledgeable.”

Olivia Goddard, Birnberg Peirce Ltd