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LA Department

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High Costs Department

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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

“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