Name: Kimberley Heath

Location: (South) London

Qualifications: LLB, Legal Practice Course (LPC) and ACL Costs Lawyer Training Program – Distinction

Costs Drafting History: 5 years

After completing the LPC in 2011, Kimberley began working as a paralegal at TV Edwards LLP assisting on cases in a variety of Legal Aid categories including Housing, Community Care and Judicial Review.

After a few years, Kimberley transferred into the billing department and into the role of in-house fixed fee biller, where she predominantly dealt with Family billing. Kimberley began training as a Costs Lawyer in 2015 (and qualified in 2018).

In 2016, Kimberley moved to McMillan William Solicitors Limited where she continued to deal with a wide variety of Family billing, including drafting court assessed bills, EX80’s and post assessment (CCMS) claims. Whilst at MWSL, Kimberley was also exposed to claims and 3/6-column (phased) bill drafting in Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Actions Against Public Authorities cases.

Kimberley moved to Wilsons Solicitors LLP to become their Head of Legal Aid costs in 2018. In addition to managing the billing department, she was involved in LAA Auditing and Core Testing. Further, Kimberley was responsible for overseeing the billing of Controlled work (Legal Help and Controlled Legal Representation), and processing Immigration, Family and Public Law cases.

Profile:Kimberley was the winner of the ACL Cup in 2018 – for the highest scoring student in her cohort. Kimberley loves to travel, enjoys going to the theatre and watching all manner of Netflix box sets and movies (although, she’ll pass on the horror films)

Claim to fame: Kimberley passed her Grade 6 ballet exam with Distinction in 2012.

Favourite film/TV genre: Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail – anything with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

“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