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



Statutory Instruments are being tabled by the UK Government as the UK prepares to leave the European Union:

Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - See APIL's briefing here.

Civil Liability Act - whiplash reform and the discount rate

The Civil Liability Bill has received Royal Assent and is now the Civil Liability Act. APIL briefied MPs and peers throughout the passage of the Bill, and briefings included a fact checker which can be viewed here. APIL also rebutted claims about the effect of the discount rate on the NHS. That briefing can be viewed here.

APIL annual conference 2018

The Rt Hon the Lord Keen of Elie QC, HM Advocate General for Scotland and MoJ Spokesperson for the Lords, delivered the keynote address at the APIL annual conference in Birmingham on Tuesday 17 April 2018. A copy of Lord Keen's speech can be read here.

Select committees

APIL often provides both written and oral evidence to parliamentary select committees and joint committees. In this section you can read about APIL's work with those committees.

2017-2019 parliamentary session

The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry on the draft Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2019. The purpose of the Order is to extend the eligibility of bereavement damages to cohabiting couples. APIL's evidence to the joint committee can be read here.

The House of Commons Justice Select Committee launched a short inquiry into the small claims limit for personal injury. APIL's written evidence to the committee can be read here, and a supplementary submission can be read here.

The House of Commons Justice Select Committee conducted pre-legislative scrutiny of the Government's draft personal injury discount rate legislation. APIL president Brett Dixon gave evidence to the committee in November 2017, and a recording of that session can be viewed here. APIL's written evidence to the committee can be read here. The committee's report on the proposals can be read here. The Government's response to the Committee was published in March 2018, and can be read here.

2016-2017 parliamentary session
The House of Commons Justice Select Committee held a one-off oral evidence session on the Government's consultation on reforming low value personal injury claims, and the committee heard from the then-APIL president Neil Sugarman. A recording of the session can be watched here. APIL submitted written evidence to the committee ahead of the session, and that evidence can be read here.

The House of Lords Science and Technology held an inquiry into future uses of autonomous vehicles in the UK. APIL's written evidence to the committee can be read here.


Get Involved

We always welcome input from our members and have found this a great help in the past, particularly with our campaign on the small claims court. If you would like any more information on our current campaigns, or how you can get involved and help us fight for the rights of injured people, please contact Sam Ellis, public affairs officer on 0115 943 5426 or by clicking here.

APIL members can read more about our campaign activity in our membership publications.