Get to know our Law Costs Draftsman – Heather Shipley

Posted 11.01.2017

Get to know Heather Shipley


Q: Who do you work with?

A: I work from home

Q: Why/how did you get into the field of costs?

A: My mom saw the advert in the paper and the rest is history!

Q: What does your job entail?

A: I am mostly involved with legal aid billing covering all areas from civil to family and Court of Protection.

Q: How would you describe yourself?

A: I am a working mom who likes to keep busy

Q: Do you have any unusual talents?

A: None whatsoever

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I love cooking and baking and have recently discovered a love for gardening, but I don’t have much spare time with my one year old!

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: A translator for the UN or an air hostess

Q: Which three words describe you best?

A: Organised, conscientious and reliable

Q: What was your first job?

A: I used to work in a gift shop in my hometown where my main job was dusting…


If you would like to find out more about Heather Shipley you can look at her profile with the link below;

Heather Shipley – Law Costs Consultant

Danielle Conaghan - Edwards Duthie Solicitors

Abbie Huxley - Burke Niazi Solicitors

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

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 always found their managers and draftsmen to have detailed knowledge of current costs’ law, our case management system and to be knowledgeable and personable.
The managers Ann Henderson and Rebecca Bidwell are always on hand to support their cost draftsmen, and their strategic knowledge of how to manage the Legal Aid Agency costing process is invaluable and impressive.

Deborah Piccos, TV Edwards Solicitors