Samantha-Jayne Donald – Costs Lawyer -

Name: Samantha-Jayne Donald

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Costs Drafting History: 12 years

Qualifications: LLB Law, LPC and Costs Lawyer

After falling into the world of Costs accidently Samantha spent many years working in the Inter Partes realm drafting Detailed Bill of Costs and negotiations for both Receiving and Paying Parties. This included drafting Points of Dispute and Points of Replies.

In 2016 Samantha qualified as a Cost Lawyer.

After spending 6 years in the North West, Samantha moved back to the sunnier North East and made the jump from Inter Partes work to Legal Aid work, drafting CCMS claims in XML formats, submitting claims to CCMS, Court Assessed Bills and Post Assessment Claims, including EX80A and EX80B. This included Care, Private Children, Other Public Law, Family, Housing, Court of Protection, Housing, Finance, Judicial Review and Immigration.

Profile: In her spare time Samantha enjoys going on adventures with her Husband to be and her two dogs in her beloved VW T5 Camper, walking and Mountain Biking.

Claim to Fame: Samantha is am double jointed.

Favourite TV Genre: Samantha would rather read a book. Favourite book are ‘Once’ and ‘The Secrets of Crickley Hall’ by James Herbert.

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