Name: Kimberley Heath
Location: (South) London
Qualifications: LLB, Legal Practice Course (LPC) and ACL Costs Lawyer Training Program – Distinction
Costs Drafting History: 5 years
After completing the LPC in 2011, Kimberley began working as a paralegal at TV Edwards LLP assisting on cases in a variety of Legal Aid categories including Housing, Community Care and Judicial Review.
After a few years, Kimberley transferred into the billing department and into the role of in-house fixed fee biller, where she predominantly dealt with Family billing. Kimberley began training as a Costs Lawyer in 2015 (and qualified in 2018).
In 2016, Kimberley moved to McMillan William Solicitors Limited where she continued to deal with a wide variety of Family billing, including drafting court assessed bills, EX80’s and post assessment (CCMS) claims. Whilst at MWSL, Kimberley was also exposed to claims and 3/6-column (phased) bill drafting in Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Actions Against Public Authorities cases.
Kimberley moved to Wilsons Solicitors LLP to become their Head of Legal Aid costs in 2018. In addition to managing the billing department, she was involved in LAA Auditing and Core Testing. Further, Kimberley was responsible for overseeing the billing of Controlled work (Legal Help and Controlled Legal Representation), and processing Immigration, Family and Public Law cases.
Profile:Kimberley was the winner of the ACL Cup in 2018 – for the highest scoring student in her cohort. Kimberley loves to travel, enjoys going to the theatre and watching all manner of Netflix box sets and movies (although, she’ll pass on the horror films)
Claim to fame: Kimberley passed her Grade 6 ballet exam with Distinction in 2012.
Favourite film/TV genre: Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail – anything with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
“...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.