Phone: 03333 441654

Name: Beri Akinkugbe

Location: Kent

Qualifications: LLB Law Degree

Costs Drafting experience: 10 years experience

As a draftsperson, Beri started her training in costs in the area of Legal Aid civil litigation. Preparing and processing claims for assessment by the Court or the Legal Aid Agency. This included all types of claims for payment from payments on accounts to High Cost Cases in community law areas such as family law, care proceedings, immigration claims for asylum/unlawful detention, housing and judicial review.

Through the years she has gone on to deal with a variety of types of cases upon which she is able to deal with all types of costing requirements from cost auditing, budgeting, preparing Schedules and or detailed Bills (in all formats) for provisional/detailed assessment.

Most recently she has experience working on high value medical clinical negligence claims, catastrophic injury claims, Court of Protection matters, multi-action data protection claims, unlawful detention claims and complex judicial review claims.

Beri has experience in all types of costs litigation from County Court level up to Supreme Court level and is currently work for both paying and receiving parties.

Profile: Beri is a mum of three young children who occupy a lot of her time. When she has some time to herself, she loves to read or clean.

Claim to fame: As of 2018, Beri became a professional Wedding & Events Coordinator. She is naturally an intricate, detailed and meticulous person and when planning her own wedding 5 years ago, She fell in love with the process and has been planning weddings, events and bespoke experiences ever since.

Favourite film: Beri’s favourite film is Extraction (2019). She loves action/thriller movies and she enjoys historically accurate biopics.

“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