Liberato Pietro Paulo Cestaro – Law Costs Draftsman -

Name: Liberato Pietro Paulo Cestaro

Location: London

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Politics and Government, London Guildhall university

Completed ACL Training course (academic): I still require 3 years’ supervised practice in order to be admitted as a Costs Lawyer

Costs Drafting History: Began training in October 2019

Liberato has been interested in the law for many years (Since he studied A-level Law at College). Liberato was interested in the ACL qualification and undertook the three-year academic course on a self-funded basis. Liberato has undertaken some advocacy (on behalf of a family member in the County Court) and has undertaken work experience with Claire Green Legal Services (Bolton), Wentworth Legal Costs Limited (Preston) and A&M Bacon (Whittlesea) where he spent 4 weeks, principally drafting Points of Dispute. He has shadowed DJ Brooks (Central London) on a case involving dis-applying QOCS due to fundamental dishonesty, DM Bard (QB) on a case management hearing involving catastrophic personal injury and has observed Hearings in the Supreme Court (Master O’Hare, hearing his last Costs case), The Old Bailey and Kingston Crown Court. Liberato has attended ACL Conferences as well as COPPA and ABA Annual Meetings.

Profile: Liberato has worked for a Finance Company dealing with complaints, for an importer of Italian produce and wine, using his Italian language skills and for an American electronics company in various roles. Liberato is married with no children but three boisterous nephews. He enjoys travelling with his wife, cooking, sports (watching) and following current affairs

Claim to fame: Liberato has climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Favourite film: Thrillers

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