Eleanor Bryant – Law Costs Consultant -

Name: Eleanor Bryant

Location: Cambridge

Costs Drafting History: 10 years

Qualifications: Law LLB (First Class Hons) – University of Kent & Legal Practice Course (Distinction) – City University, London

After graduating from university, I joined a firm of solicitors specialising in legal aid housing, family and immigration cases. The firm did all its own billing and I discovered I had a natural aptitude for costing. When I saw an advert looking for a trainee costs draftsman, I jumped at the opportunity and was lucky enough to be offered the position. The rest, as they say, is history!

I have experience in preparing CCMS claims and court assessed bills (including 6 column bills) in legal aid housing, social welfare, human rights and family cases.

I have extensive experience in preparing Precedent H costs budgets, amending and/or updating budgets and preparing phased bills. I also assist clients during the negotiation stages, including drafting points of dispute, replies to points of dispute and advising during negotiations.

My favourite area of law is court of protection, but I have also dealt with probate, industrial disease, personal injury and medical negligence proceedings.

Profile: My family own, show and breed English Setters, a vulnerable native breed. I am a committee member of two dog show societies and also judge the breed at open show level. Rather predictably for anyone with big dogs, I spend a lot of time walking!

Favourite TV genre: Wildlife documentaries and history.

Danielle Conaghan - Edwards Duthie Solicitors

Abbie Huxley - Burke Niazi Solicitors

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

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 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.

Deborah Piccos, TV Edwards Solicitors