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

New leader calls for fairness for injured people

14 May 2021
APIL news

People whose lives have been shattered by needless injury have been treated unfairly for too long, says the incoming president of a not-for-profit campaign group which is committed to injured people.


"People injured or bereaved by negligence have been treated with suspicion and disdain for years," said Neil McKinley, new president for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).


“Government policy has consistently failed to recognise that people put in this position through no fault of their own have a right to full and fair compensation to help put their lives back on track."


"During my term of office, I will lead the association in its ongoing commitment to prevent needless injury from happening in the first place but, when it does happen, to ensure that people affected receive the justice they need to rebuild their lives."


"I was at the first meeting of APIL when it was founded more than 30 years ago and I am honoured to be taking on the role of president now,” he said.


"APIL has never been afraid to speak out when the law needs to change to help injured people and bereaved families and we will keep on doing just that."


Neil McKinley is a solicitor at JMP Solicitors in Grantham.


Notes to editors:

  • APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) is a not-for-profit organisation whose members are dedicated to campaigning for improvements in the law to help people who are injured or become ill through no fault of their own.
  • For more information contact APIL's communications manager Jane Hartwell on t: 0115 943 5416, e:, or press and communications officer Lizzy Fowler t: 0115 943 5431, e:
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