Name: Madeleine Binnie
Office: Head office
What’s it like working at Bidwell Henderson?
BHCC is a fast paced environment where you will be expected to assist where necessary. You will get a range of different queries on a daily basis and you have to be ready to tackle anything head on, as long as you have a go and try your best you will be OK
What attracted you to the advert?
After coming up to my third year exams at University I really did not know what I wanted to do, except for the fact I liked Law but didn’t want to do the LPC. When I saw the advert the location was really good for me as its in my home town. I was really impressed with the fact that a relatively small business had such big clients and was drawn in by the importance of the work that BHCC do
What was the test like?
I was apprehensive at the start but as long as you do your research and make the effort to learn about BHCC and their values you will be fine
Tell us about your favourite work day so far
Probably the day we hit some major targets when we least expected too, such a great feeling to know what you can achieve as a team
What do you think about the job?
I really enjoy the job and the role I am in, I have a varied and busy role with great progression opportunities
What was your biggest fear before starting at Bidwell Henderson?
Definitely being given responsibility to correspond with some of the best legal aid lawyers in the country and managing my own workload
What advice would you give someone applying for this year’s graduate position?
Make sure you research BHCC thoroughly, some people apply for jobs blindly and knowing your stuff will really impress us and make you stand out
Claim to fame/talent?
I hold part of a swimming World Record
“...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.