Vacancy – Legal Aid Law Costs Draftsperson

Posted 20.11.2018

Title: Legal Aid Law Costs Draftsperson
Where: Home working or based at the Alfreton Office in Derbyshire
Hours: Flexible
Position: Self-employed & Employed options available for the right candidates.

  • Are you looking for a job where you can use your skills to their full potential?
  • Somewhere you feel valued, supported and encouraged?
  • Do you want to work with a company striving to be the best?
  • Somewhere you have full flexibility over the days and hours you work?
  • Do you want to work without targets and concentrate on producing great work?
  • Do you want to work alongside some of the most talented Costs Lawyers and Draftspeople in the industry, sharing the common goal of providing a quality service to our exceptional solicitor clients?

Don’t just take our word for it. We would encourage you to contact any of our team members directly for a testimonial.

We are looking for

  1. Quality of work and excellent client care
  2. Over two years costing and or processing experience in Legal Aid
  3. Experience of CostsMaster software / a willingness to learn
  4. Enthusiastic individuals who want to help us become the best firm of Costs Draftsmen and Costs Lawyers.

About us

We are an award-winning firm of Consultant Costs Lawyers and draftspeople who specialise in Legal Aid billing, uploading and processing. We also have a small but exceptional sub-team who specialise in IP billing.

We have grown substantially in the last three years from a team of 3 to a team of 42. We are growing each month and are looking for a further three Self Employed Consultants and a Legal Cashier, although we would consider an employed position for exceptional candidates. You can view our full list of job adverts on our website blog:

What we offer

  1. Excellent fee structures and payment each month, even where our clients have deferred charging arrangements
  2. Flexible home working without targets
  3. Excellent case management systems and information sharing platforms
  4. Administration and accounts support
  5. Cloud-based storage, email accounts and points of contact
  6. Free delivery and collection of work to and from your home office
  7. Virtual Secretary
  8. A varied caseload and progression opportunities

To apply for this position please email Chelsea Allcock on with:

  1. Covering letter including why you are suitable for this role
  2. CV
  3. Redacted samples of your work

We look forward to hearing from you.

Note: See our jobs page for all positions we are currently hiring for.

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