Owen Jones

Email: owen.jones@bidwellhenderson.co.uk

Phone: 03333 441 654

IP Department

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Name: Owen Jones

Location: North Wales

Costs Drafting History: Owen began costs drafting in 1990.

Owen has over 30 years experience as a costs draftsman, drawing his first bill in 1990. Having worked as an independent draftsman based in North Wales and the North West for both local and national practices and spent the latter 1990’s as head of costs for J Keith Park & Co dealing with £10million p.a. costs recovery, to include major generic actions in both PI and financial/professional negligence cases.

Since 2001, Owen has been an independent costs consultant, dealing with both claimant and defendant work covering all aspects of costs from PI to contested probate, commercial and Court of Protection matters; focusing on providing clients with a professional bespoke service. This includes providing advice on both specific issues and costs generally, updates to CPR and the many changes and challenges faced by the profession, bill drafting, points of dispute, replies, advice on recovery/exposure and advocacy in both provincial courts and the SCCO.

Owen regularly advises receiving parties at partner level as to strategy on both individual cases and optimising recovery firm wide and has dealt with paying party insurers and local authorities at director level on the subject of managing risk, setting reserves and staff training.

Profile: Owen enjoys spending time with his family, is an avid golfer, he served as captain of Padeswood and Buckley Golf Club for 2016-17, and being a proud Welshman is passionate about international rugby union.

“Owen works exceptionally hard. He is always the first to offer advice and will work out of hours to hit deadlines on last minute instructions. He is knowledgeable and a great sounding board for tricky IP queries.”

Mark Bidwell, Director

“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