Name: Charlotte Foulston
Location: South Yorkshire
Qualifications: Costs Lawyer
Costs Drafting History: Charlotte began her career in costs in September 2007.
Charlotte specialises in family and care Legal Aid work and has previous experience of working in house at a firm of Solicitors processing and submitting claims to the Legal Aid Agency. Proficient in all aspects of legal aid costs including legal helps, CCMS e-bills, Bill of Costs and complex very high costs cases.
Profile: Charlotte was employed by Atherton Godfrey Solicitors from October 1998 to June 2011 in various positions including Clerical Assistant, Legal Secretary, Trainee Legal Executive before moving to the position of Costs Clerk in September 2007. Within this role, Charlotte put in place procedures to ensure concluded matters were billed, processed and paid as swiftly as possible and was responsible for setting up the Costs Department. She also involved in every aspect of the costing process, including legal aid audits undertaken by the Legal Aid Agency. In July 2011 she was employed by Gibbins Consultant Costs Lawyers where she expanded her costing training and experience and qualified as a Costs Lawyer in December 2011 and in October 2014, commenced employment at Ramsdens Solicitors, being responsible for the all aspects of legal help and legal aid costs for the Private Law and Public Law Departments who were located at six offices. She left the firm in September 2016. Charlotte then joined Bidwell Henderson in October 2016.
“Charlotte is thorough, quick to respond and knowledgeable.”
Mary Ann Edwards of TV Edwards
“Charlotte is fantastic. She is approachable, diligent and extremely thorough. She is also someone who is willing to answer your queries and provide you with a detailed explanation, no matter how simple your question might be. I found Charlotte and I built an instant rapport. She is a real joy to communicate and work with and provides an excellent service.”
Jennifer Crossthwaite of Goodman Ray Solicitors