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Lisa Kitchen commenced her legal career in 2002. She worked for the first five years as a legal assistant then the following 13 years as a paralegal and law clerk. During that period Lisa commenced a bachelor degree of law at Murdoch University in 2010. She completed it five years later, graduating in 2015. Whilst working and studying Lisa also volunteered at a community legal clinic for 12 months. She was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2016.
Lisa has extensive experience in all types of personal injury claims, property damage claims and debt recovery. Her main areas of experience relate to claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, work accidents, industrial accidents, public liability claims and general negligence claims, particularly in the context of historical child sexual abuse and contractual disputes. She has assisted barristers in multiple trials and has appeared at hearings at the District Court, Magistrates Court and WorkCover.
Currently, Lisa’s main practice area is representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse in relation to their claims for compensation.
Lisa is known for her compassion, thoroughness and her ability to explain legal problems in a way that clients understand. She is also committed to the ongoing professional development of junior members of the legal profession and demonstrates this by mentoring juniors, tutoring law students and marking students’ assessments for Murdoch University.
Outside of work Lisa enjoys spending time with friends and family and pursuing health and fitness goals.