Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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Personal injury on-demand legal training

Personal injury on-demand training

Personal injury on-demand training is convenient method of topping up your CPD hours. With a variety of knowledgeable speakers, APIL on-demand learning is accessible via the web: streamed to your computer or downloaded to your mobile device.

Each session is accredited with 1 CPD hour.

New Listen on the go - download training as audio only (mp3), for all new on-demand training.

On-demand training

Our on-demand training is typically available for six months after the webinar broadcast, but we do suggest that you check that the content is still relevant before signing up

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Material contribution to injury - where are we in 2020? (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar will explore when and how to establish causation on the basis of material contribution to injury and deal, amongst other matters with: The origin of the law on establishing causation by...
John McQuater
Publication date: 30 Nov 2020

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Succeeding in difficult cases – Occupiers, highways and responsibility for third parties (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar will guide you through what you need to know to succeed in occupier's liability and highways act cases. It will also cover the latest cases in the area.  Topics covered...
Brett Dixon
Publication date: 30 Nov 2020

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Procedure update - autumn 2020 (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar will bring you right up to date on key procedural topics for practitioners including: The portals: scope and costs Service: the latest Admissions: what will be binding Evidence:...
Frances McCarthy & John McQuater
Publication date: 27 Nov 2020

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Maximising rehabilitation gains in traumatic brain injury cases (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar explores the vital importance of early intervention and bespoke and meaningful rehabilitation in catastrophic brain injury cases.  Sarah Griggs, Partner at Irwin Mitchell and...
Sarah Griggs & Mark Holloway
Publication date: 27 Nov 2020

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APIL quarterly review 2020 - 4th quarter (FREE webinar)
This webinar will update you on everything you need to know about the work APIL is currently doing to support our members, and to continue to campaign for injured people. The session, presented by APIL...
Mike Benner & Sam Elsby
Publication date: 25 Nov 2020

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Expert evidence - How to get permission for it, when it is needed and tactics (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar will bring you up to date with the latest on obtaining permission for expert evidence and admissibility of that evidence. It will also cover the latest hot topics in the area. Topics...
Brett Dixon
Publication date: 23 Nov 2020

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Witness statements, the new statement of truth and dealing with problems (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar will guide you through what you need to do about the new statement of truth and cover key aspects of getting witness statements right to help you win your cases: The CPR The...
Brett Dixon
Publication date: 23 Nov 2020

PI World: Driving change in the sector
PI World: Driving change in the sector
Following the postponement of APIL's 30th anniversary conference in May, we are pleased to announce that this has been restructured and rebranded as: "PI World: Driving change in the...
Publication date: 17 Nov 2020

APIL abuse conference 2020
APIL abuse conference 2020
APIL's 2020 annual abuse conference is taking place on a fully virtual platform  in just two weeks' time and we are delighted to bring this packed programme directly to your homes...
Publication date: 13 Nov 2020

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Informed consent - part two (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar follows on from part one of the series (click here to book) It will focus on the reach of informed consent into therapeutic research, diagnostics and investigations and its practical...
David Haines & Robin Oppenheim QC & Frederick Powell
Publication date: 12 Nov 2020

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Dealing with psychosomatic, functional and medically unexplained symptoms in personal injury litigation (LIVE WEBINAR)
Personal injury lawyers are often faced with clients who have symptoms that seem out of proportion to their original injury.  Those treating them may be unable to explain their symptoms in terms of...
Richard Geraghty
Publication date: 12 Nov 2020

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Informed consent - part one (LIVE WEBINAR)
These seminars explore the burgeoning area of informed consent in clinical negligence litigation providing a road map for litigators at all levels. The first seminar focusses on the general...
Robin Oppenheim QC
Publication date: 9 Nov 2020

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Ensuring everything goes right - avoiding the pitfalls of fatal accident litigation (LIVE WEBINAR)
The last webinar in the series looks at the potential problem areas of fatal accident litigation and considers how best to avoid them. Limitation in fatal cases Matters that can bar a fatal...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 6 Nov 2020

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Fatal accidents: Taking care of the client and taking care of yourselves (LIVE WEBINAR)
The fourth webinar in the fatal accidents series looks at practical ways in which practitioners can avoid, or mitigate trauma to themselves when dealing with bereaved clients.  It also looks...
Hilary Wetherell
Publication date: 4 Nov 2020

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Clinical negligence update - autumn 2020 (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar, presented by APIL secretary John McQuater, will look at all the latest on issues relating to clinical negligence including: Reforms Breach of duty Vicarious...
John McQuater
Publication date: 2 Nov 2020

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Preparing a schedule in a fatal claim (LIVE WEBINAR)
The third in a series of a five, this webinar looks at the essential elements of a claim for damages in fatal accident litigation, considering all the information necessary to draft a credible schedule in...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 30 Oct 2020

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The business of diversity (LIVE WEBINAR)
This brand new webinar presented by Amandeep Dhillon and Rajinder K Mann OBE,  will focus on the important issues surrounding diversity in business, and look in depth at: The importance of...
Amandeep Dhillon & Rajinder K Mann OBE
Publication date: 28 Oct 2020

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Legal training for medical expert witnesses 2020 (LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT)
This course will include the latest case law developments on written questions to experts; covert recording of medical examinations; and why the expert in Thimmaya v Lancashire NHS Foundation...
Sam Elsby & Nicola Heales
Publication date: 27 Oct 2020

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Understanding the law relating to fatal accidents (LIVE WEBINAR)
This is the second of a series of five webinars taking you through the essential elements you have to consider before you can advise whether a claim for fatal accident damages can be...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 26 Oct 2020

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Serving by email: avoiding the traps (LIVE WEBINAR)
2020 has seen much greater use of email not just for routine correspondence but for service of documents. Whilst APIL and FOIL have agreed Best Practice, many defendants are not following, or are...
John McQuater
Publication date: 26 Oct 2020

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Dental negligence - what you really need to know in 2020 (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar will give an overview of update of dental negligence claims including Effective risk assessment Funding arrangements Getting instructions Investigating the claim using the...
John McQuater
Publication date: 23 Oct 2020

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Swift v Carpenter (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar will bring you fully up to date with the case of Swift v Carpenter. Presented by top barrister Richard Baker, it will cover: A review of Swift v Carpenter How the new test will...
Richard Baker
Publication date: 22 Oct 2020

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Clinical negligence update 2020 (VIRTUAL COURSE)
To tackle ongoing uncertainty, and with everyone’s health and safety at heart, all APIL conferences, courses, and group meetings will be virtual to the end of 2020. This course will bring you...
Natalie Cosgrove & John McQuater
Publication date: 20 Oct 2020

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Costs update - 3rd quarter (LIVE WEBINAR)
The webinar, presented by APIL joint vice-president Brett Dixon, and current costs special interest group co-ordinator Gary Barker will cover: The October rule changes The latest on guideline...
Gary Barker & Brett Dixon
Publication date: 16 Oct 2020

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Making serious injury litigation work for all stakeholders (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar, presented by APIL brain injury special interest group secretary David Withers of Irwin Mitchell, Sheffield , and Helen Kanczes, Senior Associate of Clyde and Co, Manchester will...
Helen Kanczes & David Withers
Publication date: 14 Oct 2020

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Fatal accidents: Seeing the client for the first time, preparing the client for the inquest and attending the inquest (LIVE WEBINAR)
This is the first of five webinars which will take you through the essential first meeting with the client, discussion and advice about funding and retainers and also preparing for an attending an...
Hilary Wetherell
Publication date: 13 Oct 2020

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Personal injury update - autumn 2020 (ON-DEMAND)
APIL’s PI updates bring you all the very latest updates and caselaw and a generous helping of great tips and advice.  There is so much content, they run twice a year – nothing is...
Brett Dixon & John McQuater
Publication date: 12 Oct 2020

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Portals, protocols and fast track 2020 (VIRTUAL COURSE)
This is an essential course for anyone running fast track personal injury claims which looks at every stage from entering the claim into the most appropriate protocol, through the protocol stages and CPR,...
John McQuater
Publication date: 8 Oct 2020

APIL annual clinical negligence conference 2020
APIL annual clinical negligence conference 2020
In 2020, APIL’s annual clinical negligence conference is taking place on a fully virtual platform and we are delighted to be bringing our packed two-day programme - which centres around...
Publication date: 8 Oct 2020

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Children and personal injury claims (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar looks at the practical implications of acting for children injured in personal injury cases and the steps that need to be taken to ensure that a child claimant is properly represented and...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 5 Oct 2020

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Client care 2020 (VIRTUAL COURSE)
Frances McCarthy returns with her excellent one day training course covering everything you need to know to deliver great client care. This virtual course will illustrate how to place your client at...
Frances McCarthy
Publication date: 30 Sep 2020

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Mediation on-line in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation (LIVE WEBINAR)
Long standing APIL members Paul Balen and Brian Dawson are also directors of Trust Mediation, providers of specialist mediators for personal injury and clinical negligence disputes. In this...
Paul Balen & Brian Dawson
Publication date: 24 Sep 2020

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The employers duty of care in personal injury cases (LIVE WEBINAR)
Actions for breach of statutory duty were effectively curtailed by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.  It is important that personal injury litigators are fully aware of the nature of...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 24 Sep 2020

APIL asbestos conference 2020
APIL asbestos conference 2020
In response to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic,  APIL's annual asbestos conference will now be going virtual! This brand new and innovative format...
Publication date: 17 Sep 2020

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Why are defendants making Calderbank offers with Part 36 offers: The tactics and counter tactics you need to know! (LIVE WEBINAR)
Defendants have taken to making Calderbank offers with Part 36 offers.   It is essential to understand the differences between Part 36 offers and Calderbank offers in order to give proper advice,...
John McQuater
Publication date: 11 Sep 2020

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Claims for loss of earnings: recent cases and the effect of Ogden 8 (LIVE WEBINAR)
Claims for loss of earnings are a fundamental part of many actions for personal injury. It is essential that practitioners have a detailed knowledge of the way that the courts approach this issue in...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 9 Sep 2020

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Pleading (statements of case) for personal injury lawyers (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar, presented by Gordon Exall, looks at the essential rules and guidance that personal injury lawyers must know when drafting, or reviewing statements of case. What should be on the claim...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 3 Sep 2020

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Deductions from damages and mitigation of loss (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar looks at those matters that could reduce the damages a claimant receives in a personal injury case, looking firstly at deductions from damages (outside the CRU regime) and then at issues...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 11 Aug 2020

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When the sky falls in: what to do when things go wrong in litigation (LIVE WEBINAR)
At some time in their career every lawyer will make a mistake of some kind.   Very little is taught about how to deal with those mistakes and the practical steps that can be taken to rectify...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 6 Aug 2020

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The 8th edition of the 'Ogden Tables' and their practical impact (LIVE WEBINAR)
The government's new 'Actuarial Tables' were published on 17th July 2020.  Gordon Exall takes us through the significant changes introduced by the 8th edition of the...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 31 Jul 2020

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APIL quarterly review 2020 - 3rd quarter (FREE webinar)
This webinar will update you on everything you need to know about the work APIL is currently doing to support our members, and to continue to campaign for injured people. The session, presented by APIL...
Mike Benner & Sam Elsby
Publication date: 28 Jul 2020

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Claims for medical expenses, care and work around the home (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar looks at the law and practice relating to the costs of medical treatment, care and loss of ability to do work around the home.   It covers the difficulties quantifying care in...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 23 Jul 2020

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Periodical payments and provisional damages: Law, practice and the key cases (LIVE WEBINAR)
Periodical payments and provisional damages have been a part of the legal landscape for some time now.    A knowledge of the law, procedure and key cases is essential to any practitioner...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 17 Jul 2020

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Do not get struck out and lose QOCS! (LIVE WEBINAR)
The potential loss of QOCS protection if a claim is stuck out, has led to defendants more frequently making strike out applications.   It is, accordingly, essential that claimant practitioners...
John McQuater
Publication date: 16 Jul 2020

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Paul v Royal Wolverhampton Hospital: A change in fortune for secondary victims (LIVE WEBINAR)
Earlier in the year, Richard Baker delivered an on-demand webinar about secondary victim claims, following the decision by Master Cook to strike out claims by two secondary victims.  That decision...
Richard Baker
Publication date: 14 Jul 2020

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Joint expert discussions (LIVE WEBINAR)
This live webinar, presented by APIL President Sam Elsby and knowledgeable speaker Nicola Heales will cover: What are expert discussions and the Court’s control of expert evidence What is...
Sam Elsby & Nicola Heales
Publication date: 10 Jul 2020

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Paths through the labyrinth - costs and detailed assessment (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar, presented by knowledgeable and experienced speaker Benjamin Williams QC will cover: What to expect on inter partes assessment Common issues in assessments: proportionality, hourly...
Benjamin Williams QC
Publication date: 8 Jul 2020

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Contributory negligence in personal injury and clinical negligence cases (LIVE WEBINAR)
Contributory negligence is a common feature of personal injury litigation and (sometimes) in clinical negligence cases.  This webinar takes a comprehensive look at the law relating to contributory...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 7 Jul 2020

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Expert evidence: The perils and pitfalls! (LIVE WEBINAR)
In a recent case the trial judge said of an expert report was “….one of the most egregious and naked usurpation of the functions of the court that I have ever seen.” There are...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 29 Jun 2020

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Indemnity costs: When and what will that mean?
It is important to understand when a Claimant may be entitled to seek, or be at risk of, indemnity costs – also what that will mean, particularly where costs are fixed, budgeted or capped....
John McQuater
Publication date: 24 Jun 2020

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PI trusts - all you need to know in 2020! (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar, presented by knowlegeable speaker, Michael Pace, will cover: Who can have one? When is one necessary? Who should have one? What are the capital limits? Is it too late to have...
Michael Pace
Publication date: 19 Jun 2020

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Surveillance evidence: Practice, procedure and the key cases (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar deals with practice and procedure in relation to the production of surveillance evidence in personal injury cases.  The webinar will also take a detailed look at the rules and cases...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 16 Jun 2020

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Costs update - 2nd quarter (LIVE WEBINAR)
The webinar, presented by APIL immediate past-president Brett Dixon, and current costs special interest group co-ordinator Gary Barker will cover: Latest on Coronavirus procedure and hearing...
Gary Barker & Brett Dixon
Publication date: 12 Jun 2020

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Clinical negligence update - spring 2020 (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar, presented by APIL secretary John McQuater, will look at all the latest on issues relating to clinical negligence including: Fixed costs Update on reforms Breach of...
John McQuater
Publication date: 9 Jun 2020

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Damages in anticipation of death (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar looks at the difficult, but important, issue of how the courts award damages when a claimant has reduced life expectancy as a result of their injuries. What is the effect of a judgment...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 8 Jun 2020

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Handling the defective product claim in 2020 (LIVE WEBINAR)
This webinar, presented by knowledgeable speaker Mark Harvey, will cover Consumer protection after Brexit Consumer Protection Act or Consumer Rights Act?  What is a defective...
Mark Harvey
Publication date: 5 Jun 2020

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Interlocutory applications to the court: Knowing the rules and getting them right!
At a time when most applications are going to be heard remotely, it is more important than ever that litigators know, and comply with, the rules governing making applications to court. This webinar...
Gordon Exall
Publication date: 4 Jun 2020

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Cybersecurity and working safely from home (LIVE WEBINAR)
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, this brand new webinar has been scheduled to help personal injury lawyers discover the best ways to work safely from home. Presented by CEO of Wolfberry...
Damon Rands
Publication date: 2 Jun 2020

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Psychiatric injury and clinical negligence claims: current issues (On-demand)
This on-demand session will explore, and explain, some important current themes in claims for psychiatric injury arising out of clinical negligence including: The distinction between primary victims...
John McQuater
Publication date: 7 Apr 2020

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Regulations and duties post Enterprise Act
One of a series of webinars covering the essentials in running and winning employers liability cases in the modern era. Each webinar will focus on the building blocks you need to be successful in these...
Brett Dixon
Publication date: 17 Dec 2019

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The Six Pack Regulations Part I
One of a series of webinars covering the essentials in running and winning employers liability cases in the modern era. Each webinar will focus on the building blocks you need to be successful in these...
Brett Dixon
Publication date: 17 Dec 2019

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Principles of negligence in employers liability
One of a series of webinars covering the essentials in running and winning employers liability cases in the modern era. Each webinar will focus on the building blocks you need to be successful in these...
Brett Dixon
Publication date: 10 Dec 2019

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Using risk assessment to win cases
One of a series of webinars covering the essentials in running and winning employers liability cases in the modern era. Each webinar will focus on the building blocks you need to be successful in these...
Brett Dixon
Publication date: 10 Dec 2019

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Material contribution to injury - where are we in 2019
This webinar will explore when and how to establish causation on the basis of material contribution to injury and deal, amongst other matters, with: The origin of the law on establishing causation...
John McQuater
Publication date: 9 Dec 2019

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Mediation in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation
This webinar looks at mediation in personal injury and clinical negligence cases in the light of the Civil Justice Council’s recommendation in civil litigation of “a presumption that ADR will...
Paul Balen & Brian Dawson
Publication date: 18 Nov 2019

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How to use the Ogden Tables: a practical explanation
With the recent change in the discount rate, now is an ideal time for those new to personal injury and medical negligence, as well as those moving into multitrack work, to understand how to use the Ogden...
Malcolm Underhill
Publication date: 11 Oct 2019

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Trusts for minors - protocol, practice and preferences
This webinar, presented by Alison Taylor of Frenkel Topping will cover:
Alison Taylor
Publication date: 26 Sep 2019

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Planning a campaign: timing, tools and techniques
This is the third of a three-part series of webinars designed to put you and your firm on the political map. In this final webinar, Lorraine Gwinnutt, APIL’s Head of Public Affairs, shows you how...
Lorraine Gwinnutt
Publication date: 22 Mar 2019

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Handling the defective product claim
This webinar, presented by knowledgeable speaker Mark Harvey, will cover Consumer Protection or Consumer Rights Act? What is a defective product? Who should you sue and...
Mark Harvey
Publication date: 19 Mar 2019

Accredited CPD

Accredited members can accrue up to 10 CPD hours out of the 16 accredited hours required to maintain accredited status via distance learning.