The chief executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has recently announced she will be departing from the organisation in order to join personal injury solicitor firm Pattinson and Brewer.
Denise Kitchener has been a member of the organisation for the past 18 years. In fact she has the distinction of being the first appointed staff member by founding members of APIL. She has announced that she will depart from the injury solicitors body this summer in order to take up a new business development role at Pattinson and Brewer.
Ms Kitchener stated regarding her departure that she has had the privilege of aiding in APIL’s growth from strength to strength over the past 18 years. She remarked that she is proud of the role she played in helping the organisation grow into a respected association and one with a reputation for putting the rights of injured people as the focus of all its actions.
Ms Kitchener added that the decision to leave the organisation was made difficult by her experiences over nearly two decades with APIL. During her time there she stated that she had worked with many committed and passionate legal practitioners. At this stage of her career however she felt the need to take on a different personal challenge and test.
Ms Kitchener believes that Pattinson and Brewer will provide her with the opportunity to continue helping injured people from a different point of view.
Additionally the current APIL chief executive stated that she will always remember her time with the organisation with a great deal of pride and fondness. She added that she is looking forward to the continuation of her working relationship with the many friends she has made and colleagues she has met during her time with the legal organisation. Ms Kitchener concluded by stating that her support of APIL and all its activities will remain undiminished by her move.