Fidelma Padfield

Senior Legal Costs Draftsman

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Fidelma Padfield has been costs drafting for 18 years.

After having gained an award of Distinction when completing an ILEX law costing course, Fidelma began working in-house for Stewarts Solicitors. Thereafter she gained experience in various in-house firms as well as costs drafting firms. Fidelma has worked as a freelance costs consultant for Denovo since 2004.

Areas of Law

Commercial, libel, property litigation, insurance, clinical negligence, personal injury, intellectual property.

Notable cases

Construction Industry Vetting Information Group Litigation (aka “Blacklisting”). On behalf of OH Parsons for UCATT Claimants. Budgeting in excess of £10M of costs and preparing budgeted files in such a way that they could be swiftly converted to a bill of cost

The single fee earner responsible for preparing Points of Dispute and settlement advice in a series of numerous claims made against TOTAL (represented by DAC Beachcroft) arising from the Buncefield Incident.

One of the small team to prepare a series of bills of costs in Kuwait Airways Corporation v Iraqi Airways Company which was then the highest claim for costs ever having been made.


Prior to 2000 Fidelma completed two science degrees gaining upper class honours in both (Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals and Infections Diseases). She retains a keen interest in science and invention. Fidelma is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Law.