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

APIL's response to the publication of the fixed recoverable costs consultation

28 Mar 2019
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Brett Dixon, APIL president, said:

 

“Efficiencies in process and procedure are important. Fixing recoverable costs does not mean fixing actual costs. Claimants already have significant liability for court fees and just introducing fixed costs without consideration of the necessary process will add to this burden. Attention must be on helping to control costs, including any recoverable costs of those representing the wrongdoer based on the work they do, rather than limiting what is recoverable from those responsible for putting the injured person back on track.”  

Past statements and comments

Government responds to MedCo consultation - APIL statement, 05 Sep 2019
Lord Chancellor announces discount rate change – APIL response, 15 Jul 2019
NHS Resolution annual report 2018/19: Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 12 Jul 2019
Lord Chancellor announces start of discount rate review – APIL response, 19 Mar 2019
NHS Resolution annual report 2017/18: Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 13 Jul 2018
Civil Liability Bill debate on whiplash reform in the House of Lords - reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 13 Jun 2018
Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) to the Justice Select Committee report on increasing the small claims limit for personal injury (17 May 2018), 17 May 2018
Fixed costs for personal injury claims against the NHS: APIL response, 15 Feb 2018

More past statements

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