Kevin Drew

Email: kevin.drew@bidwellhenderson.co.uk

Phone: 03333 441654

Kevin heads up our legal cashiering department. He is an ILFM qualified legal finance professional with over 15 years’ experience of legal cashiering with a variety of law firms. Kevin has particular expertise in supporting the UK offices of US law firms.

Summary

  • 15 Years Legal Cashiering experience
  • Experienced in law firm launches and establishing finance processes and procedures
  • Full, end to end cashiering knowledge: client cashiering, treasury, accounts payable, billing and revenue control
  • Qualified member of the ILFM (Institute of Legal Finance & Management)
  • Package Capability: P4W/Tikit, EliteArista, CMS/Aderant, Solictors Own Software, Lawsoft, Elite, LEAP, Insight, Proclaim.
  • Banking Capability: Lloydslink, RBS/Bankline , Barclays, HSBC Net
  • Ebilling Capacity: Serengeti, Datacert, Collabarati

Key Experience

  • Providing holistic cashiering support to the UK, Paris and Washington DC offices of a newly launched firm operating on P4W/Tikit.
  • Providing training to a US law firm on client account rules, in preparation for a London launch.
  • (Locke Lord / Edwards Wildman) Liaison and supervision of European office multicurrency bank reconciliations, postings and training. Assistance with billing, withholding tax and VAT reconciliations. Monitoring of client residual balances, office credit balances and SAR compliance. Setting up and maintaining Ebilling.
  • Set up the London based accounting function for a US law firm including accounts payable, client cashiering and treasury, billing and revenue control.
  • Responsible for five members of staff in London for a UK law firm, undertaking the cashiering/treasury and accounts payable functions of the firm and supporting international members of the finance team.

“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