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.

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.

Leticia Williams

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Role: Officer

Firm: HODGE JONES & ALLEN LLP

Further details for Leticia Williams are displayed below.


Leticia Williams qualified as a solicitor in 2009, became a Partner in 2014 and was appointed Head of the Personal Injury team in June 2019.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 individually accredited with APIL as a Senior Litigator. She was Transport secretary of the Transport Special Interest Group before joining the Executive Committee in 2019.

She has experience in all areas of Claimant personal injury work, but has a particular specialism in dealing with road traffic claims including pedestrians and cyclists. She has extensive  experience in dealing with serious injury claims including child brain injury and is an advocate of fighting for justice and the rights of injured people.

Leticia is passionate about supporting victims of road traffic collisions and their families and puts the client at the heart of everything she does.  She has close ties with the Child Brain Injury Trust and the Brake charity. Under her leadership, her team form part of the Legal support service for both charities and provides invaluable support and help by putting families first, listening to their needs and working towards  a brighter future.

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. 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.

  • 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.

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.

Equity partner at Hodge, Jones & Allen LLP.

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.

None

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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