Adam previously worked at a large national costs firm in Manchester and prior to that in an in-house role at a Manchester based solicitors.
Having graduated from the University of Manchester, Adam undertook the Bar Professional Training Course and qualified as a barrister, being called in 2011, subsequently qualifying as a Costs Lawyer in 2015.
Establishing his legal costs career upon leaving university Adam specialises primarily in inter-partes matters but has experience in all areas of legal costs. Adam has extensive experience dealing with matters in the fields of clinical negligence, professional negligence and commercial disputes including high value costs claims in excess of £500,000. Additionally, Adam has previously assisted and advised in the budgeting of large group litigation matters.
Adam undertakes work on behalf of both paying and receiving parties and deals with all aspects of inter-partes works including budgets, bills of costs, statements of costs and Points of Dispute/Replies alongside other costs pleadings. Adam regularly conducts costs negotiations on clients’ behalf as well as providing advice and assistance on strategy and recovery in ongoing costs disputes.
Having attended around 100 court hearings around the length and breadth of the country during his career, Adam utilises his training as a barrister and is a tenacious and diligent advocate and accepts instructions in relation to Costs Case Management Conferences, Detailed Assessments and Application Hearings, instructions are also accepted to provide advices as to likely recovery on assessment to assist with negotiations and assess prospects.
Outside of work Adam plays rugby union, primarily as a full-back and is a long suffering support of Swindon Town Football Club.
“...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.