A London-based lawyer has taken on a top role with a national not-for-profit organisation which campaigns on behalf of people injured by the negligence of others.
Daniel Easton, a partner at Leigh Day, has been elected to the executive committee of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) which has been fighting for a better deal for injured people for more than 30 years. Daniel is particularly passionate about making improvements in the law to help people who have been exposed to asbestos by their employers.
“APIL has a vision of a society without needless injury but, when people are injured, a society which offers the justice they need to rebuild their lives,” said Daniel.
“I feel very privileged to have been entrusted by my peers to represent them on the APIL executive committee and will do my best to further the rights of claimants, and their representatives, as best I can.
“Whilst I hope to bring something positive for the whole claimant community, I have a long history of acting for asbestos victims and I am particularly keen to use this opportunity to campaign for improvements in the rights of asbestos victims and their families,” he said.