Kim Bowden-Shelvis, Chartered Legal Executive
Kim completed her university degree in Law and Psychology. The application of the law and study of psychology and its involvement in the crime, detection and punishment of offenders was of particular interest.
She relocated from Bristol to Taunton with her husband and began working for Harris Fowler in 2007.
Kim initially began working in the Road Traffic Accident Department at Harris Fowler and was then offered the opportunity to deal with other cases, such as accidents at work and occupiers liability claims. During this time, Kim began her studies to become a Legal Executive and has completed her training and is now an established Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx).
She is now an experienced case handler dealing with a variety of different cases settling both prior to the issue of court proceedings and at Trial.
As a keen cyclist herself, she enjoys assisting other cyclists following incidents on the road and obtaining them the compensation they deserve. She also enjoys dealing with cases involving complex injuries and complicated areas of law.
Kim has represented clients in cases ranging in value from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds and she builds a good rapport with her client’s and feels that having this good relationship with your client, leads to a more successful and stress free running of a case.
What inspired you to get into law?
Kim’s interest in law stemmed from her father’s involvement in trade unions and assisting him with employment matters for his fellow employees.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Kim feels the most rewarding aspect of her job is gaining the trust of her clients and obtaining a fair and successful outcome for them.
What do you do for fun?
Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and young son, Crossfit and cycling.
Kim represented a client in a case where the Defendant maintained that the accident did not occur and despite efforts to convince him of the same, we ended up at Trial. The Judge did not believe the Defendant and found for Kim’s client.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx).
*Cases issued and finished between 01.01.16 and 31.12.16