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

APIL annual conference 2019

Personal injury conference
All levels - 9.5 hours

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

Thanks to our sponsors

Residential package available for £445 + VAT
First timers package ONLY £350 + VAT

For the second year running, APIL is delighted to be returning to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole for this popular event.  

Following the success of the revamped 2018 conference programme, we are delighted to offer our members a similar format for 2019!

Throughout the two day programme, there will be a number of highly topical plenary sessions, we shall also be bringing back a range of seminar streams, where delegates will have the opportunity to attend five seminars throughout the two day conference.

In total there will be 20 different seminars to choose from, providing 5 hours CPD in your particular field of personal injury law.  In addition there will be 5 hours of plenary sessions, offering a total of 9.5 CPD hours over the two days.


APIL annual general meeting

  • Led by the APIL officers

Presidential address

  • Speaker: Gordon Dalyell, Incoming APIL President, Digby Brown LLP, Edinburgh

Implementing change and modernisation in the civil courts

  • Speakers:
  • Kerry Greenidge, Service Manager, Civil Money Claims Project, HM Courts & Tribunal Service, London
  • Emily Wickens, Civil Service Manager and Head of Civil Enforcement, HM Courts & Tribunal Service, London

Personal injury - supporting the profession

  • Speaker: Simon Davis, Vice President, Law Society, London

The latest developments within the MIB and the IT platform

  • Speaker: Dominic Clayden, CEO, MIB, Milton Keynes

Keynote address by: The Right Honourable Lord Reed

  • Speaker: The Right Honourable Lord Reed

Panel session: The impact of Brexit on personal injury litigation and the challenges ahead

  • Chaired by: Katherine Deal QC, 3 Hare Court, London
  • Panel members:
  • Dr Nicholas Bevan, Solicitor and Legal Consultant, Taunton
  • Dominic Clayden, CEO, MIB, Milton Keynes
  • Sarah Crowther QC, Outer Temple Chambers, London
  • Simon Davis, Vice President, Law Society, London
  • Chris Deacon, Secretary of APIL’s International SIG, Stewarts, London

JPIL case and comment

  • Speakers:
  • Jeremy Ford, JPIL Editor, 9 Gough Square, London
  • Brett Dixon, JPIL Digest Editor, Outgoing APIL President, Brett Dixon Training Ltd, Clitheroe
  • John McQuater, JPIL Deputy Digest Editor, APIL Secretary, Atherton Godfrey LLP Doncaster
  • Kim Harrison, JPIL Board Member, Slater + Gordon Lawyers, Manchester
  • Nathan Tavares QC, JPIL Board Member, Outer Temple Chambers, London

SEMINAR STREAMS: Choose 5 out of 20 seminars!
Acting for elderly and vulnerable clients Business skills
  • Injury to older people - an overview
  • Pressure ulcers and sepsis
  • Elderly and vulnerable clients
  • Acting for clients without capacity - deputyship and the Court of Protection
  • Planning for the future - what are the options?
  • Running a PI practice
  • The case for emotional intelligence as a crucial skill set for personal injury lawyers
  • Telephone hearings and the use of electronic communication
  • Essential advocacy skills for lawyers - the dos and the don’ts
  • Leadership skills
Fast track and multi-track claims Occupational health and disease claims
  • Fee earner discussion clinic
  • Expert witnesses on liability: the effective use of experts (and how to survive if you don’t get permission to rely on an expert)
  • Portals - what is going on?
  • Dispute resolution
  • Preparing for your first trial - one junior lawyer to another on what to do and when
  • Injuries at work post Brexit
  • Running mental health cases
  • Palliative care for disease lawyers
  • Disease claims - discussion forum
  • Acoustic shock: Extending NIHL cases into the live music and entertainment industry in the UK

The standard residential rate is only £445 + VAT  and due to popular demand, we have also brought back our substantially discounted ‘First-timers’ package, for any members who have never attended the annual conference before.  At only £350 + VAT for the first timers’ residential package, this is an opportunity not to be missed! Day delegate rates are also available and details can be found on the conference booking form.

Please see the flyer and registration form for further details.

*The residential and first timers package include attendance at both days of the conference, plus accommodation and a ticket to the dinner dance on Thursday, 16 May.


APIL member: £445 + VAT