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

APIL Officer - Leticia Williams

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.

The executive committee meets on a regular basis, usually between six to eight times annually. The dates for 2018 are as follows:
EC meetings
Tuesday 12th March 10:30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 15th May 4:00pm - 6:00pm
(EC meeting with SIG/REGs at the annual conference)
Thursday 20th June 10:30am - 4.30pm
Thursday 26th September 10:30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 12th December 10:30am - 4.30pm

Leticia Williams

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Role: Officer

Firm: HODGE JONES & ALLEN

Further details for Leticia Williams are displayed below.


Leticia Williams qualified as a solicitor in 2009. Since then she has been working at Hodge Jones & Allen and became a Partner in 2014. She is a passionate advocate of fighting for justice and the rights of injured people.

She has always specialised in claimant personal injury and is currently the Transport Secretary for APIL’s Transport group as well as being an accredited senior litigator.

Leticia is a staunch supporter of APIL and its ethos to ensure injured people have access to the best legal representation. She believes it is the responsibility of legal professionals to elicit positive change within the industry to ensure that individuals’ rights are upheld and those within the profession are also represented. Leticia believes that with constant reduction of costs there has to be, at some point, an impact on the service provided and how solicitors can represent injured people. She believes solicitors have to fight back to make sure that everyone is able to access the justice they deserve.

She is also campaigning with her firm to highlight the issues from continuing challenges brought in by LASPO and other legislation.

She is an advocate for change and innovation working to improve service and standards within her firm and the profession. Having dealt with the full range of personal injury claims she has a great understanding of what she thinks can make a difference to clients and the industry. Leticia has a particular specialism in dealing with repetitive strain injury cases as well as those that have occurred abroad and on aeroplanes.

  • attend the following meetings each year
    -  seven EC meetings which usually last a full day
    -   APIL’s annual general meeting and where necessary, other annual conferences
    -   EC meeting with SIG/regional group co-ordinators and secretaries (a full day)
    (Members of the EC are asked to achieve a 75% attendance rate throughout the year)
  • attend and actively support EC sub-committees and policy working groups, which meet at various times of the year
  • act as an EC liaison with a specified APIL special interest group and attend meetings, whenever possible
  • contribute to the preparation of APIL responses to consultation papers
  • attend regional group meetings.

Nothing to declare.

  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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