Denise Bowen


T: +61 (0) 8 9265 6007



Denise has four decades’ experience supporting the health and aged care sector as a nurse, charge nurse, midwife, health administrator and now as a solicitor with HBA Legal. Denise has worked within the public health sector including as the Manager Mediation and Legal Support Services at the Child & Adolescent Health Service and Women & Newborn Health Service.  She has extensive experience in the management of civil claims, FOI requests, coronial matters, and refusal of treatment matters, as well as significant experience in the management of catastrophic injuries claims and dispute resolution in metropolitan and regional WA. She is an accredited mediator.

Denise has a lifelong commitment to professional education and continuous improvement, and since her Diploma of Nursing she has also completed a Masters and a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Administration, a Certificate in Health Economics, a Bachelor of Applied Science, and a Juris Doctor from Notre Dame University. She was admitted to legal practice in 2010 and actively supports the professional education of others through the delivery of tailored training on clinical and legal topics.

Areas of expertise

Denise’s extensive experience as a health practitioner and in clinical governance means her broad understanding of the issues and challenges facing the health sector is second to none.

Her skills in research, establishing facts and determining legal risk, together with her ability to easily communicate with people from diverse backgrounds, particularly in times of distress, makes Denise’s counsel both unique and highly sought after.

Denise works within Dr Andrew Lu’s Health Law team based in Perth.

Why clients like her

Due to her clinical experience as a nurse and medico-legal manager, she is skilled at explaining legal issues in plain English and her calm manner aids in clarifying issues and achieving results.

Practice Areas

Health Law