Heather Shipley – Law Costs Consultant -

Name: Heather Shipley

Location: Birmingham

Qualifications: 2:1 BA Hons in French from the University of Nottingham

Costs Drafting History: 8 years

Heather maintains a busy but varied case load and is conversant in the billing of all aspects of Civil Legal Aid costs. Heather has particular expertise in the preparation of court assessed bills in care and public law and Court of Protection matters, and High Costs cases.

Heather prides herself on being meticulous in her approach to Bill preparation and loves going to the extra mile to assist clients in securing maximum recovery of costs.

Heather assists with providing training to new recruits and going forward will also be involved with the preparation of new training material

Profile: After having graduated Heather spent some time volunteering in Uganda, which kick-started a passion for travelling. Despite now armed with a near 18-month-old toddler, Heather is still trying her best to tick the world off one country at a time.

Favourite TV genre: Crime Dramas

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