APIL accredited firms/chambers
Many solicitors’ firms and barristers’ chambers specialise in personal injury law. Some of them choose to work in very specific fields within personal injury, such as medical negligence or workplace injury and ill health.
If there is an individual accredited lawyer in a firm or chambers, the firm or chambers can apply for corporate accreditation with APIL. To be successful, seven criteria must be fulfilled:
- The organisation must be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or Bar Standards Board
- There must be at least one accredited senior litigator (or above) at each branch who has personal responsibility for the supervision and management of personal injury cases;
- Client care - there must be a consistently high standard of client care throughout the firm;
- Training and development - the organisation ensures that all staff are provided with training opportunities to improve their skills and legal knowledge, and to meet the needs of clients;
- Supervision – each senior litigator or fellow can only supervise up to ten personal injury lawyers
- Quality assurance - there must be a comprehensive and documented procedure for who should authorise each stage of your case, and a similar procedure for how case files are reviewed
- The organisation agrees to have its performance monitored by APIL to ensure standards are being maintained.
When you search for an accredited injury lawyer on this website, a list of names and contact details will be displayed. If the individual is highlighted with a square box, that lawyer is also a member of a corporate accredited firm. Each firm will provide an initial consultation free of charge.
Accredited firms of solicitors, or barristers’ chambers, are entitled to display a special quality mark, so they are easy for you to recognise.
Just look for the logo!