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IP Department

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Name: Zobia Farooq

Location: Greater Manchester

Qualifications/Degrees/Professional Status: LLB Hons Law degree 2:1, Postgraduate in Legal Practice & ACLT Costs Lawyer training programme

Costs Drafting History: Zobia started her career in Costs in January 2019 after being given the opportunity by one of the UK’s leading costs consultancies in Manchester. She ha experience in a range of cases such as Travel claims, Industrial Disease, Court of Protection and Clinical Negligence claims with a value of up to £100k. After 2 years of working in the costs field, she really enjoyed the work and exposure to varied cases and she was confident that she wanted to pursue a career in Costs. In order to enhance her skills and knowledge she undertook the ACL Costs Lawyers Course in January 2021 and is due to qualify in January 2022.

Claim to Fame: When she was 2 years-old Zobia ended up having her photograph in the newspaper following her rescue by the fire brigade, after she had inadvertently locked herself into the bathroom! Her mum cut the article out of the paper and stuck it in the photo album!

Profile: Outside of work Zobia likes to stay active and enjoys attending group PT sessions at the gym. When she’s not in the gym you will find her socialising with friends and family usually brunching over some good food! She also regularly babysits for her 3 young nephews, they always have lots of fun but she does admit the best part is handing them back to their parents (peace at last)!

“We are really enjoying working with your firm and have found your staff to be excellent and very professional.”

Sara Taylor, Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre

“…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.”

Danielle Conaghan, Edwards Duthie Solicitors

“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.”

Abbie Huxley, Burke Niazi Solicitors

“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.”

Heidi Murphy, KK Law

“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.”

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 really appreciated working together on billing, I would be lost without Heather Shipley and the team at BH in the since the firm started!”

Amy Butler, Atkins & Palmer

“Your firm has been a great help to Birnbergs, your Costs Lawyers are thorough, professional and extremely knowledgeable.”

Olivia Goddard, Birnberg Peirce Ltd