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IP Department

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Name: Mark Bidwell

Location: Chesterfield

Qualifications: Costs Lawyer, LLB, LLM

Costs Drafting History: Mark started his career in 2007 after joining a national costs firm as a trainee costs draftsman.

As a costs draftsman Mark had a varied caseload including legal aid costs, high costs cases and inter partes costs. As his career progressed he became a deputy regional manager and began specialising publicly funded inter partes cases.

In 2012 Mark became the manager of a large team of costs lawyers and draftsmen in Amersham. He qualified as a costs lawyer in 2013 and was regularly conducting advocacy at the Senior Courts Costs Office.

He’s now the Director responsible for Bidwell Henderson’s inter partes team of Costs Lawyers and draftsmen.

Profile: He has two young children who keep him busy when he’s away from work.

He’s a big football fan and a long suffering supporter of Chesterfield F.C. He plays six-a-side football with friends and enjoys going to the gym / keeping fit.

Claim to fame: In his teenage years he had a brief spell as an international athlete representing England at high jump.

Favourite film/TV genre: He prefers action films and thrillers. Although he’s not usually keen on the fantasy genre he is a big fan of the Game of Thrones series (who isn’t!).

“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

“Your firm has been a great help to Birnbergs, your Costs Lawyers are thorough, professional and extremely knowledgeable.”

Olivia Goddard, Birnberg Peirce Ltd