It’s all about you

Are you looking for a long-term professional legal job?

We’re looking for:

  1. Individuals with a passion for getting a job done right the first time.
  2. Someone who focuses on providing excellent client care and has an eye for attention to detail.
  3. Trainees who want to continue learning and developing their skills beyond the 12-month training programme.

We have created our own bespoke training programme complimented by one-to-one mentoring so don’t worry if you don’t yet know what we do or how we do it.

Location – Virtual

Permanent positions available after training

Progression opportunities

Dynamic and fast growing firm

Key information

Our bespoke Bidwell Henderson Trainee Law Costs Draftsperson Programme has been a work in progress since 2018 by 5 senior members of our team which includes our Managing Director, Rebecca Bidwell, and Training Manager, David Smith.

The programme has been designed to take trainees through a comprehensive course and provide them with all the tools and skills they need to become a proficient Legal Aid Law Costs Draftsperson within a year. Our focus is on quality of work allowing them to be the best they can be.

The training has been created to include various elements which support all types of learning styles. This includes written text, videos, audio, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes and mock files. They are supplemented by group tutorials and twice weekly one-to-ones over Microsoft Teams. Beyond this, we have set up fun days and both group and individual fun challenges to help solidify knowledge but be enjoyable at the same time.

We have successfully recruited 18 trainees throughout previous years, with plans to actively continue this process going forward. This has been made possible by continual investments in additional modules and the reporting functions which are incorporated into the modules online.

Our long-term goal is to convert our course into an external offering, allowing firms to enrol team members to undertake the course part-time alongside their job. If this is of interest please register your interest via

Chloe Smith

Joined us as a Trainee Law Costs Draftsperson in March 2021.

“I began the Law Costs Draftsperson training programme with Bidwell Henderson in March 2021 and I have felt supported and welcomed from the beginning! Everyone at Bidwell Henderson is so lovely and approachable. The programme is organised in a way that allows you to practice what you are learning as you go. You are given all the information on a certain topic and then asked to complete an activity, such as a quiz or a training exercise. You begin by working on mock files which I have personally found to be really helpful as it helps to highlight your strengths as well as the areas you potentially need to revisit. The training team empower you to ask as many questions as you need and everyone is always happy to help! It’s a lovely environment to learn in.”

Beth Brayshaw

Joined us as a Trainee Law Costs Draftsperson in August 2021.

“I began the Law Costs Draftsperson training programme with Bidwell Henderson in August 2021 and I have found the training programme to be really well run and all the different styles of learning and quizzing help to keep you focused and engaged. The team at Bidwell Henderson are just amazing – everyone is willing to help you in any way they can, and with a big smile on their face! It is truly a wonderful team to work with and I feel lucky to be part of it.“

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