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LA Department

To find out more about our Legal Aid department and the particular types of work we cover click here.

High Costs Department

To find out more about our High Costs department and the particular types of work we cover click here.

BD Department

Find out more about the other members of our Business Development department, click their names below.

Chelsea Allcock

Emma Shears

Name: Rebecca Bidwell

Location: Alfreton Office

Costs Drafting History: Rebecca started her full time costing career in 2008 at the John M Hayes Partnership which included both legal aid and inter partes cases. Prior to this she worked part time from 2006 dealing with negotiating costs for a team of 22 fee earners specialising in personal injury cases.

Qualifications: Non-practising Legal Executive

Rebecca worked as a civil litigation fee earner for eight years prior to developing her career in costs. Rebecca has a rounded experience of both legal aid and inter partes cases and specialises in legally aided high costs cases and the preparation of high costs case plans.

She has managed offices from 2011 and heads up the business development department of Bidwell Henderson.

Rebecca spends most of her time on marketing and recruitment. She is a proficient speaker and enjoys presenting seminars helping clients increase profitability.

Rebecca works closely with Business Development Assistant Chelsea Allcock.

Profile: Rebecca loves all things marketing and outside of the office she can usually be found creating new ideas and projects or attending marketing courses. She has two young children with co-director Mark Bidwell in addition to a giant Labrador x Collie.

Claim to Fame: Rebecca has been on the front page of the Derbyshire Times and was an extra in the film The Duchess.

Favourite Movie: The Intern

“I have been assisted in costs matters by Rebecca Bidwell on a number of occasions and have always found the service second to none. She is knowledgeable, expeditious and extremely approachable; the perfect mix for the right result.”
Neil Bradley, Partner at MDE Solicitors

“My experience of Bidwell Henderson is very positive – they are prompt in returning files and bills, accurately prepared with useful memos pertinent to the matter, and very helpful with outstanding queries. Always happy to respond to phone calls and give advice on high cost queries and have given two informative presentations for my colleagues.”
Sheelagh Coles, Partner at Langleys Solicitors LLP

Bidwell Henderson are a forward looking and ambitious costs drafting firm who work hard to meet and exceed their client’s expectations. I am very pleased that we have established a support line to Bidwell for complex queries coming from our clients. Rebecca has been instrumental in establishing this service and we look forward to working with them for many years.
David Gilmore, DG Legal

“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