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33 WINTER 2016 MEMBER NEWS Under Starters orders: Join the Chamber at Aintree, Thursday 6th April 2017 New director at Brown Turner Ross Following a period of growth, Merseyside law firm Brown Turner Ross has appointed Patricia Hitchen as director. Patricia Hitchen, who has extensive experience in personal injury claims, joined Brown Turner Ross in 2014 and will lead the personal injury department. Previous roles include GT Law Solicitors, Handley Law, The Paul Rooney Partnership and Hill Dickinson. Prior to a career in law, Patricia spent 13 years as a police officer with Merseyside Police.  Patricia, who has 12 years’ experience as a legal practitioner, only recently qualified as a personal injury solicitor in July 2016, after qualifying at Chester College of Law in her spare time. Patricia self-funded the course without telling the firm and surprised colleagues with her newly certified status upon return from annual leave. Prior to this, Patricia became a CILEx chartered legal executive in 2014. Following a route less ordinary to land the top job, Patricia gained a degree at Liverpool John Moores University and Legal Practitioners Course at Chester College of Law, while her three children were small. Family life and career commitments took hold and Patricia decided to gain her qualified status this year, after her middle child had settled into her first year at university.  Dave Bushell, managing director of Brown Turner Ross Solicitors, said: “This is a key appointment for Brown Turner Ross that fits in with our strategy to have an innovative and robust board of directors that reflects the increased caseload of the company.  “Patricia was invited to become a director, she has gone above and beyond in demonstrating her commitment to her profession and her outstanding skills and experience will be invaluable in shaping the future of the firm.” Patricia Hitchen, director at Brown Turner Ross Solicitors, said: “Exciting times lay ahead for Brown Turner Ross; the firm is growing and I can make a massive impact with the knowledge gained during my legal career. “Now that my children are older, I decided to bite the bullet, gain my solicitor status and finish what I had started all those years ago when my youngest child was two years old. This has been one of the best decisions I have made, as I am now looking forward to being an instrumental force in developing the personal injury department at Brown Turner Ross.” Exclusive Chamber of Commerce suite room for 500 in the Hall of Fame marquee opposite the race start line. Unparalleled value: full waitress service, private balcony and free bar*. • Refreshments on arrival • 3 course meal • Afternoon Tea • Tote • TV’s relaying the race footage * Free bar does not include champagne or prosecco NEW FOR 2017 Grand National, Gold Cup and Derby winning Jockeys will help guests of all levels of racing knowledge get the most out of their racedays. Your host will help explain what happens on a raceday, how to read the racecard for newcomers, share unique insights into the life of a jockey and interesting stories from within British racing, as well as highlight noteworthy developments and pointing out trainers, jockeys and owners during racing. Guests arriving early enough will also have the opportunity to walk the course. Individual tickets £230+VAT Tables of 10 £2290+VAT Non member prices also available.


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