Melissa Hunt – Consultant Costs Lawyer -

Name: Melissa Hunt (previously Aspin)

Location: Norwich

Costs Drafting History: 6 years

Qualifications: Law Degree – LLB Hons 1st Class from University of Nottingham & Costs Lawyer since qualifying in 2017 with distinction

Melissa has a legal background, having obtained a Law Degree from the University of Nottingham, and has over 6 years costing experience having previously worked at John M Hayes as a Costs Draftsman. She qualified as a Costs Lawyer in 2017 following 3 years of study.

Melissa undertakes both legal aid and inter partes costing and is adept in preparing Bills of Costs, CIVCLAIM forms, CCMS claims, High Cost Case Plans, Points of Dispute/Reply, Cost Budgets and 6 Column Bills. She particularly enjoys preparing Cost Budgets and ensures that she always works closely with the fee earner in order to prepare an accurate Budget to ensure maximum recovery at the conclusion of the case. She enjoys being able to see a case progress to settlement and is always happy to assist with any costs issues which arise throughout the matter.

Profile: Fitness, including running and exercise classes. Home renovation and spending time with friends and family.

Claim to Fame: I have a passion for adventure and love hot air balloon flights

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