Name: Liam Fernihough
Qualifications: Law Degree & LPC
Cost Drafting Experience: 7 years
After finishing my Law degree and LPC at LJMU, I trained as a Law Costs Draftsman at an external cost drafting company in Warrington. From there, I went on to work in a busy in-house costing department for a firm of Solicitors in Liverpool City Centre., dealing largely with inter partes RTA’s, EL, PL and Clinical Negligence claims. I spent a year in-house before moving to Derby and again working externally, where I gained experience in a variety of Legal Aid billing, such as immigration, housing, care and family cases. I also continued to deal with a wide range of inter partes bills, preparing Replies to Points of Dispute, setting down matters for provisional/detailed assessment and completing post-assessment work.
Profile: I have a young family who keep me on my toes. When I get time I enjoy playing/watching all sport, in particular football, cricket and tennis. I also enjoy endurance sports and have completed various triathlons and half-marathons/marathons.
Claim to fame: Not a claim to fame but something you wouldn’t know about me – I lived in Australia for 6 years when I was growing up and my Mum, Dad and two brothers still live out there in Melbourne!
Favourite film/TV genre: Crime drama/documentaries or whatever is trending on Netflix!
“...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.