Casualty Claims

Forbes casualty team deals with all types of public and employers liability cases, investigating and defending claims in a pro-active and cost effective manner.

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Our lawyers and investigation teams work collaboratively with our clients and fully consider all aspects of a claim. We are fully aware that claims can have not only a financial cost but also a reputational one and we seek to liaise with our clients closely creating a partnership to ensure all eventualities are considered.

Casualty claims are often a target for fraud and as such, our casualty team works with our Anti-fraud Unit to identify links, run causation and credibility arguments and take suspected fraudulent cases forward.

Our casualty claims unit also includes a motor, costs, highways, housing and investigations team.

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Our Highways team has a trial success rate, which is second to none. Our team works proactively with our clients, not only to investigate and defend highways claims but also to work collaboratively with clients to improve internal policies and staff knowledge to ensure that the number of incidents are reduced and the chances of success at trial are increased.

Our team have assisted numerous authorities with the creation, amendment or renewal of their highways policies. We also provide extensive training for highways inspectors and insurance department officers with regards to documentation, statement and trial preparation.


Forbes has a dedicated Costs Team established to co-ordinate litigation regarding specific costs issues. Our team has developed a bespoke database of technical challenges to Claimant's costs, resulting in significant savings for our clients.


The Forbes' Investigation Team consists of experienced investigators who can undertake a range of on-site investigation work. The composition of the team is varied with backgrounds in Law and Insurance. The wealth of experience available ensures that Forbes can support clients by quickly undertaking any investigation from the basic securing of witness statements to detailed and thorough investigations of the most complex of cases.

The team has significant experience of road traffic accident reconstruction techniques and regularly presents evidence at Court.

The Investigation Team form an integral part of Forbes' service delivery feeding as they do into all areas of the firm's operation with particular emphasis on liability work, serious and complex claims and fraud investigation, the latter being an area where their expertise is proving particularly valuable.

Our dedicated Insurance team

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Partner and Head of Department, Insurance

Chris Booth

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Partner and Head of Social Care, Insurance

Kella Bowers

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Partner and Head of Motor Claims, Insurance

Andrew Ellis


Partner and Head of Regulatory, Insurance

Ridwaan Omar

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