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Gordon Dalyell takes the helm as APIL president

Gordon Dalyell takes the helm as APIL president



Good morning and thank you. I am honoured and privileged to be standing here as the new APIL president, particularly as the first president from Scotland.

The last couple of years have seen a number of challenges, and I would like to begin this speech with a few thank yous.

First of all, I would like to acknowledge the contribution of, and thank our outgoing president, Brett Dixon, for the sterling efforts that he has put into the role for not one but two years. The role of president used to, of course, be a two year term but that changed a number of years ago, as the particular nature of the personal injury world has led to increasing demands. That Brett was prepared to undertake these responsibilities for an extra year, and with the energy and passion that he showed, speaks volumes. He has shown tremendous commitment to the organisation and we owe him our gratitude...

Read his inaugural speech at the AGM and annual conference in Birmingham here

Listen to Gordon's speech here

Published: 16 May 2019

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APIL and FOIL agree on standard practices for Covid-19 crisis, 01 Apr 2020
Reactionary statement following inflationary increase to bereavement damages, 20 Mar 2020
Injured motorists deserve better than new whiplash system, lawyers warn, 28 Feb 2020
Implementation of the whiplash reform programme, 27 Feb 2020
Regional newspapers: Being late is taken more seriously than being injured needlessly, 28 Jan 2020
The Scotsman re: Rachel Henry and Alistair Kinley: Fraudulent and dishonest claims getting off Scot-free, 16 Jan 2020
Blindly heading into the unknown for injured people?, 09 Dec 2019

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