Name: Samantha-Jayne Wilson

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Costs Drafting History: 12 years

Qualifications: LLB Law, LPC and Costs Lawyer

After falling into the world of Costs accidently Samantha spent many years working in the Inter Partes realm drafting Detailed Bill of Costs and negotiations for both Receiving and Paying Parties. This included drafting Points of Dispute and Points of Replies.

In 2016 Samantha qualified as a Cost Lawyer.

After spending 6 years in the North West, Samantha moved back to the sunnier North East and made the jump from Inter Partes work to Legal Aid work, drafting CCMS claims in XML formats, submitting claims to CCMS, Court Assessed Bills and Post Assessment Claims, including EX80A and EX80B. This included Care, Private Children, Other Public Law, Family, Housing, Court of Protection, Housing, Finance, Judicial Review and Immigration.

Profile: In her spare time Samantha enjoys going on adventures with her Husband to be and her two dogs in her beloved VW T5 Camper, walking and Mountain Biking.

Claim to Fame: Samantha is double jointed.

Favourite TV Genre: Samantha would rather read a book. Favourite book are ‘Once’ and ‘The Secrets of Crickley Hall’ by James Herbert.

“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