Kella Bowers

Partner and Head of Social Care, Insurance

Kella Bowers


My awards and achievements

Kella Bowers is a Partner and Head of Forbes' Inquests, Social Services and Abuse Claims Team.

Kella undertakes work nationally and has been involved in the child sexual exploitation work in two of the country's largest and most controversial CSE claim groups for Rotherham MBC and Rochdale MBC. She is also experienced in dealing with adult social care, human rights cases and complex article 2 inquests for both Local Authroties and Housing providers.Kella has national coverage of Social Services, Care and Housing clients and has previously worked with ALARM to produce a manual for the Management of Children's Services Claims. She has also been involved with the Historic Abuse Litigation Forum and is a member of the FOIL Abuse Claims Practice and Procedure Strategic Focus Group. This group has been involved in creating and presenting a draft Pre-Action Protocol for Abuse work to the Civil Procedure Rules Committee and engaged in responses to the MOJ and CPRC with regards to recent consultations on PAPs and Remote Medical examinations.

Kella is involved in lobbying of central government with regards to the practical application of the recently enacted Care Planning, Placement and Care Review (England)(Amendment) Regulations 2021.

Kella has been regularly recognised as a Recommended Lawyer and a Leading Individual by Legal 500 and was also shortlisted for the Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse awards in the insurance lawyer of the year category.

Kella is also a trustee of the Forbes Foundation charity, Quality Partner and Graduate Training Principal for the firm.

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