Phone: 03333 441654

LA Department

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High Costs Department

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Name: Ann Kelly

Location: Flintshire, North Wales

Costs Drafting History: 2010 – 2015; and 2020 to date.

Qualifications: Higher Diploma in Administrative Procedures (1988) and successfully completed ACL Modular Course (2013)

Ann has worked in the legal profession since 2001.  She started in private practice as a Legal Secretary in Criminal, Personal Injury and Family.  Progressed to Billing Clerk/Legal Costs Co-ordinator for NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service) in Birkenhead, Wirral, a children’s charity, dealing with all billing aspects of Legal Aid hourly rate billing (incl court and LA assessed bills, EX80a, claim preparation) and the registration and managing of High Cost Cases.

From 2015-2020 Ann worked as a Barristers’ Fees Clerk/Credit Control Manager at Coram Chambers, London, dealing with all areas of Legal Aid as well as Private & Local Authority work.  Areas of expertise within Legal Aid include FAS, hourly rate, High Cost/Events/FGF.

Profile: Ann has 2 grown up daughters, one works as a dog trainer/behaviourist and the other as a primary school teacher. She loves the piano and  musical theatre and she also sings in a musical theatre choir based in London.

Favourite Film: Ann likes Forrest Gump, The Sound of Music and The Shawshank Redemption.

Claim to fame: Ann is a trained Remedial Massage Therapist and she appeared on the Noel Edmonds show in the 1980s!

“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