Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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APIL Lay EC member - Musa Garba

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.

Musa Garba


Role: Lay EC member

Firm: N/A

Further details for Musa Garba are displayed below.

Musa was appointed to the EC in May 2022. He was involved in a road traffic collision 12 years ago where he sustained two broken legs. At the time this had a significant impact on him and his, then young, family. Musa says they were greatly assisted by the solicitors who dealt with his case. “They were extremely patient, considerate and always strove to achieve results with my best interests at heart. As lay members I believe my colleague Victoria & I can provide a different perspective to APIL’s agenda. As people who have suffered from personal injury our experiences will, hopefully, benefit the organisation.”

Musa has 35 years’ experience working in construction as an architect and project manager. He was a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects expert advisory group Architects for Change & the Society of Black Architects UK plus has held a number of other voluntary roles. Musa has an interest in diversity & inclusion & hopes his involvement in this area can help APIL achieve it’s goals.

Attend the following meetings each year:

  • Four EC meetings
  • (optional) APIL’s annual general meeting and where appropriate, other annual conferences
  • (optional) EC meeting with SIG/regional group coordinators and secretaries (Members of the EC should use their best endeavours to achieve a 75% attendance rate at Executive Committee meetings throughout the year)
  • (optional) Attend and actively contribute to the work of EC sub-committees and policy working groups, which meet at various times of the year

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.


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


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


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.  


  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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