Get to know our Law Costs Draftsman – Leanne Davies

Posted 11.01.2017

Get to know Leanne Davies

 

Q: Who do you work with?

A: I work as a Consultant for Bidwell Henderson, but I work from home day to day. I am far from lonely though as I am contact with a number of the other consultants who are around daily for help and chat.

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

A: I was doing work experience at a law firm in Cardiff within the Clinical Negligence Department. I had started the work experience hoping to get a training contract, but one of the solicitors pointed out that I would be well suited to a career as a draftsman. At the time I had no idea what that was so I spent some time looking through some Bills of Costs with the solicitor and decided to take the plunge and go for it!

Q: What does your job entail?

A:I deal with all aspects of Legal Aid costing. I have a specialism in high costs cases, which is slightly different to normal bill/claim drafting in that it involves planning a case as it takes place as opposed to just seeing the file at the end.

Q: How would you describe yourself?

A: This is much more difficult to answer than it seems! I suppose I would describe myself as a dedicated person who cares. I care about how well I do my job, how well I look after my family and about being a good friend.

Q: Do you have any unusual talents?

A: I am frequently able to eat a whole packet of biscuits during a working day, without feeling sick or full! Does that count?

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I have a 2 year old which means my spare time is usually spent painting, attending make believe tea parties and watching Disney films!

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

A: I used to want to be a vet but that dream was short lived when I realised that it would involve putting animals to sleep. I then changed my mind and decided I wanted to be a solicitor (I didn’t even know what it was at the time but it sounded fancy).

Q: Which three words describe you best?

A: Benevolent, Friendly and Driven

Q: What was your first job?

A: I started work at 14 at a local pub in the kitchen. I continued to work there throughout my teenage years and also into my twenties during uni breaks.

 

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

Leanne Davies – 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