Name: Emily Ducat
Location: Bedlington, Northumberland
Qualifications: BA English Language, 1st Class, from the University of Manchester
Costs Drafting History: Began training in September 2018
I began a training contract with Bidwell Henderson in September 2018 shortly after graduating university. As of January 2019, I have been trained on various types of Legal Aid files, as listed below:
I have worked on both CCMS claims and court assessed bills.
Profile: I won several awards at university, including the Deans Award for having one of the highest grades in the faculty of humanities. I dance Lindy Hop and Charleston in my free time. I volunteer as the Assistant Beaver Scout Leader at Stakeford Scouts. With time off, I read and, attempt to, teach myself piano
Claim to fame: I wanted to be a baker when I was a teenager so I have a skill for making over-elaborate baked goods such as tiered cakes, marshmallows etc. I used to do charity bake sales and raise several hundred pounds per event.
Favourite film: I saw Bohemian Rhapsody fairly recently and adored that.
“...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.