Bidwell Henderson
7th December 2020
Alfreton, United Kingdom
Job Type


Why this job?

Are you interested in a professional legal career?

No legal experience or qualifications are necessary for this position. All training will be provided.

We are offering a professional legal job with an interesting and diverse caseload. We work for solicitors to help them maximise their legal costs. We invest in great people, great training and great systems. We offer excellent uncapped earning potential after your training year.

Having a law degree is not essential as a full training programme will be provided under the supervision of a Training Manager. You would be working on family and civil cases. The job involves preparing accurate legal documents, drafting statements, meeting deadlines, predicting future work, researching and providing advice. This is an office-based job without face to face meetings or the need to attend court. It would suit someone keen to undertake legal work and provide written advice without being client facing. Progression opportunities will be available for the right candidate at this award-winning and expanding firm.


Whilst learning the job and progressing through our training programme you will be undertaking a Level 3 Business Administration qualification for around eighteen months.

About us

Bidwell Henderson Costs Consultants is a fast growing, award winning Costs Drafting Company. We are seeking motivated professionals with an eye for precision to join our growing team.

A considerable amount of the work we produce is funded by the legal aid agency. We work on high profile and extremely important files such as domestic abuse, children being taken in to care, homelessness, judicial review and child abduction.

The job we offer could be described as a legal accountant. We extract information from our solicitor client’s files to ensure we help them maximise their costs recovery and we need to accurately predict future work which is then subject to a costs cap. We are involved in researching complex areas of law and we have a bird’s eye view of how cases are run.

We offer our solicitor clients feedback on what they can improve on to further their education and give back. Our firm wants to be the first choice for costs drafting and legal services. If you are enthusiastic and want to be part of building something, this is the job for you. The key skills we are looking for candidates to demonstrate are accuracy, enthusiasm and a desire to learn new skills.

We are looking for a trainee who will undertake responsibilities such as:

  • Preparing legal forms and detailed bills of solicitors legal costs
  • Manage a caseload of work
  • Prepare documents
  • Analysing files and preparing advice on compliance with Legal Aid Agency regulations and guidance
  • Update case management software
  • Swiftly deal with client queries
  • Maintain and promote relationships with clients
  • Ability to prioritise urgent work and meet deadlines

Essential requirements:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Motivated team player who can work use their own initiative when required
  • Ability to regularly check your own work and provide a high standard of accuracy and precision
  • Great organisation skills
  • Good Keyboard and communication skills

How to apply:

Send your covering letter explaining why you are suited to this position and your CV either via the application box below or to


Virtual open day:

We are holding a Virtual Recruitment Open Day on the 15th January from 10am to 1pm.

On the day we will discuss what we do and how we do it. We will be talking to our Directors, Training Manager and Apprentices. After each section there is time for Question and Answers which can be directed at the people who are currently live. Below is the link to book the tickets to participate.

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