Name: Stuart Reynolds
Current Residency: Nottingham
Qualifications: Law Costs Draftsmen
Costs Drafting History: 22 years
Undertaking all facets of Legal Aid billing for Family matters, from Legal Help through to High Cost Case Plans. I have managed 3 Legal Aid Contracts for a heavyweight East Midlands Law Firm, dealing with Financial Stewardship Audits, UPOA exercises etc. I have trained new starters on Legal Aid and internal processes and provided support, advice and guidance. Preparation of short form and full Court of Protection General Management bills, following the assessment procedure from beginning to end.
I started out as a filing clerk for a Legal Aid in Walsall before becoming a junior in the costs team. I then moved on to head the department. I then worked for 17 years at a large East Midlands Law firm where I successfully tendered for 3 Legal Aid Contracts. Following a couple of particularly difficult audits, I put in place measures to prevent further contract notices.
Profile: I’m married with 2 children and we have black Labrador called Poppy. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the cinema and spending time with my family. I occasionally have the time to indulge in my passion for playing the guitar.
Claim to fame: I have played the guitar since I was 13 years old….
Favourite Film: Deadpool, as I love a good comedy
“...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.