Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

APIL Treasurer - Jill Greenfield

The staff report to an executive committee of elected APIL members, which is led by a team of officers comprising the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer.

Executive committee members work on a voluntary basis, tirelessly striving to achieve APIL’s objectives for the benefit of injured people.

Lay executive committee members are recommended for appointment by the Remuneration & Appointments Committee, and their appointment is approved by the executive committee. They are the voice of the injured person on the executive committee.

The executive committee meets on a regular basis, usually four times annually.

Jill Greenfield

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Role: Treasurer

Firm: FIELDFISHER

Further details for Jill Greenfield are displayed below.


Jill is a leading serious injury lawyer and head of the Serious Injury team at Fieldfisher, representing clients in the UK and internationally.

Jill is recognised by Chambers as a 'Star Individual' and in 2021 was one of a handful of women awarded a Lifetime Achievement in Law UK's Women, Influence & Power Awards. In 2020, she was named Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards, and she was included in The Lawyer Hot 100 in 2019. In 2018, she was shortlisted as Woman Lawyer of the Year at the Law Society Excellence Awards. Her team won the Solicitors Journal Personal Injury team of the Year in 2017. Jill is listed in Who's Who.

Her expertise includes brain injury, spinal injury, amputations and other serious orthopaedic injury and fatal injuries following road crashes and work accidents. Jill also represents adult victims of sexual assaults in particular in high profile cases.

Jill is passionate in her support of victims and their families and seek to use the law to campaign for the most vulnerable. She have for many years represented victims of terrorist attacks and  successfully campaigned to introduce new legislation that now provides support for British victims of terrorism, wherever in the world that attack occurs. Recently Jill represented the victims of the Westminster Bridge, London Bridge and the Finsbury Park Mosque terrorist atrocities.

Jill is a campaigner in support of women's rights and campaigns to improve women's access to justice. She acted for the UK victims of Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein and is one of very few lawyers to have taken a civil rape case to trial, and won, without a criminal conviction.

Jill is regularly in the press and has appeared on the BBC, Sky news, ITV, and been involved in a number of documentaries. She has been reported in The Times, The Guardian and other broadsheets alongside Variety and the Hollywood reporter.

The treasurer shall:

  • oversee the financial affairs of the association, in conjunction with the chief executive and APIL’s accountants
  • oversee the preparation of APIL’s annual budget, in liaison with the chief executive and APIL’s accountant
  • be required to present a report on the year-end accounts at the annual general meeting
  • present a financial report at each EC meeting.

Shareholdings/directorships/partners or otherwise engaged in the management or control of claims management services, medical agencies and other organisations related to providing a service to the injured person, or in the field of personal injury.

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Consultancies related to providing a service to the injured person, or in the field of personal injury.

None

Political organisations/societies/pressure groups/charities/trade unions.

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Please provide details below of all interests that you have which may conflict with your role.  This will include whether you or your employer have, or may in the future, receive any financial payment or other benefit from the areas covered in the activities above.  In addition, you should also indicate whether any spouse, partner, colleague or family member may benefit from your involvement.  

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  1. APIL members may stand for election for the following:
    • Executive Committee (officers and additional officers)
    • Special Interest Group Co-ordinators
    • Special Interest Group Secretaries
    • Regional Group Co-ordinators
    • Regional Group Secretaries
  2. Nominations shall be put forward to the APIL office at the appropriate time on the required form.
  3. Each APIL member (fully paid up and eligible to vote) may nominate – one candidate and/or second one candidate, in each election.
  4. APIL’s secretary will not nominate or second candidates, but will remain eligible to vote.
  5. An APIL member becomes a candidate as soon as he/she is nominated to stand in an election.
  6. Candidates will be asked to submit to the APIL office up to 300 words, including biographical details, in support of their candidature. APIL's chief executive shall have the power to edit or refuse to accept unlawful or factually incorrect details.
  7. The details of all candidates will be circulated together, by the APIL office, to either the full membership (for EC elections) or to the relevant membership sections (for SIG and Regional Group elections).
  8. No additional written material, or electronic communications may be circulated and/or distributed by, and/or in support of, a candidate in any election.
  9. If additional material is found to be in circulation or, direct or indirect canvassing identified, APIL's Executive Committee reserves the right to withdraw the candidate from the elections.
  10. Canvassing of any nature is not permitted by members who may be nominated for APIL's Annual Awards.

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