We offer legal cashiering services alongside our expert law costs drafting and processing services. Our accuracy rate is 99.76% and we are in business to give lawyers time to do the job they love whilst we take care of the rest.
Outsourcing your Legal Cashiering can have many rewards. You can save money, buying in services as and when needed, rather than paying a full time Legal Cashier. Also you can utilise holiday and sickness cover at no extra cost.
This is a service we offer which can run alongside the costs drafting process or can be a standalone offering.
In the validation phase, it is essential to ensure that an Outsourced Legal Cashiering arrangement is practical.
Examine your IT systems to ensure that the Legal Cashier can access them. Questions to consider include:
How will payment requests and financial information be communicated to the Legal Cashier?
It is important to remember that financial records will need to be stored and maintained in the Legal Practice still, subject to SRA or HMRC inspection. Also practices subject to a Client Account Audit will need information onsite for inspection.
Due diligence phase
The due diligence phase should identify possible vendors and establish that they are capable of providing a high quality service.
It is important to establish that the vendor has a full Business Continuity Plan and insurance in place to assist with disasters or emergencies.
Establish that the vendor has experience in providing Outsourced Legal Cashiering services and that they are suitably qualified to meet your requirements.
Once your IT systems, workflows and initial due diligence have been verified and you are ready for vendor selection, it is essential to ensure compliance with the SRA handbook.
You should ensure that vendors have a robust confidentiality process in place and that clients’ confidential information will be protected per indicative behaviour 4.3 in the code.
Inform your clients
Client consent will be required to share necessary financial documentation with the Outsourced Legal Cashier per outcome 4.1 of the code. This maybe included in client care letters or terms of
business. But clients must have the ability to decline consent. This could be included in the terms of business as “if you are not happy with this, please contact us to discuss your options”.
Per outcome 7.10 of the code of conduct, solicitors must per any outsourcing agreement:
How do we charge?
Step 1 – Free assessment
We will visit your office, discuss your needs and where you want the cashiering services to be
Step 2 – Quotation
We will then provide you with a no obligation quote which can be either a monthly retainer based fee or hourly rate options.
Can we price match?
In most cases we can price match. Our fees are very competitive.
How do I contact you for a quote?
For more information, please contact Rebecca Bidwell on 03333 441 654 or email
“...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
“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.”
“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.
“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.
“The Bidwell Henderson team are an absolute pleasure to deal with”
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.
“I have been practicing for almost 20 years and without a doubt Bidwell Henderson are the best cost lawyers and draftsmen I have ever instructed”
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.