Name: Laura Bell
Costs Drafting History: Laura started her career in costs drafting in 2013
Qualifications: LLB(Hons) and PgDip(LP). Laura studied at the University of Sheffield where she achieved an LLB (Hons) Degree. At postgraduate level she attended BPP Law School in Leeds and successfully completed the Legal Practice Course.
Laura joined Bidwell Henderson as an experienced Costs Draftsman in May 2018 having previously worked at John M Hayes since 2013 and prior to that as a Paralegal in a local law firm.
Laura undertakes work in all manner of legal aid cases to include the drafting of bills for assessment by the court, CLAIM1/As and CCMS bills to be submitted to the Legal Aid Agency, post assessment claims, 6 column bills and high costs case plans. She also manages a caseload of inter partes matters including bill and costs budget preparation, negotiating settlements and progressing matters to court assessment.
Laura enjoys working closely with clients to ensure maximum recovery of their costs and is always happy to assist with any costs issues which arise throughout a case.
Profile: In her spare time Laura enjoys travelling, going to the cinema and the theatre, reading (particularly Philippa Gregory books), and spending quality time with friends and family.
Favourite TV Genre: Crime Dramas – Line of Duty, the Bodyguard, Luther and Silent Witness.
“I find the Cost Draftsman at Bidwell Henderson very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend their services”.
Denise Cowley, DMA Law