Leading lawyer secures prestigious APIL accreditation


A Partner at law firm Sintons has become one of only four lawyers in the North East to hold a prestigious accreditation which recognises outstanding work in handling brain injury claims.

Joanne Willits has been awarded the Brain Injury Specialist accreditation from APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) in recognition of her work in handling specialist and complex brain injury cases.

She becomes one of only four APIL Brain Injury Specialists in the region, one of the others being her colleague in Sintons’ personal injury team, consultant John Davis.

Joanne has built a strong reputation for her work in the field of serious injury and is a well-respected name in handling complex claims. Sintons’ personal injury department, which handles claims from across the UK, is regularly hailed as being one of the best in the North East and beyond, with Legal 500  and Chambers again singling out the team’s expertise this year.

Joanne said: “Brain injuries are very complex cases that need to be handled by specialists with experience in dealing with such claims. I am very pleased to receive this accreditation from APIL, which comes in recognition not only of my work, but of that of Sintons’ personal injury department too.”

Mark Quigley, managing partner of Sintons, said: “Our personal injury team is known for its capability and levels of expertise, and has a strong reputation regionally and nationally for both its legal capability and the personal service it offers every one of its clients.

“The award of this rare and highly-esteemed accreditation to Joanne helps to illustrate our ability to handle the most complex of cases, and furthermore, such acknowledgement is consistent with our vision of achieving excellence, as it represents further external validation of the quality of the work we do.”


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