Name: Mark Bidwell
Qualifications: Costs Lawyer, LLB, LLM
Costs Drafting History: 12 years
I started my career in 2007 after joining a national costs firm as a trainee costs draftsman. As a costs draftsman I had a varied caseload including legal aid costs, high costs cases and inter partes costs. As my career progressed I became a deputy regional manager and began specialising publicly funded inter partes cases.
In 2012 I became the manager of a large team of costs lawyers and draftsmen in Amersham. I qualified as a costs lawyer in 2013 and was regularly conducting advocacy at the Senior Courts Costs Office.
I’m now the Director responsible for Bidwell Henderson’s inter partes team of Costs Lawyers and draftsmen.
Profile: I have two young children who keep me busy when I’m away from work.
I’m a big football fan and a long suffering supporter of Chesterfield F.C. I play six-a-side football with friends and enjoy going to the gym / keeping fit.
Claim to fame: In my teenage years I had a brief spell as an international athlete representing England at high jump.
Favourite film/TV genre: I prefer action films and thrillers. Although I’m not usually keen on the fantasy genre I am a big fan of the Game of Thrones series (who isn’t!).