The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has been fighting for the rights of injured people for almost 30 years. A not-for-profit campaign organisation, APIL’s 3,500 member lawyers (mainly solicitors, barristers and legal executives) are dedicated to protecting and enhancing access to justice, improving the services provided for victims of personal injury, and campaigning to change the law wherever appropriate. Over the years APIL has grown to become the leading, most respected organisation in this field, constantly working to promote and develop expertise in the practise of personal injury law, for the benefit of injured people.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers:
- Believes passionately that victims deserve committed, well trained lawyers to support their fight for justice;
- Understands that injured people can often be the most vulnerable in society and need help;
- Campaigns to make a tangible difference to the lives of injured people and society as a whole;
- Reassures victims and acts fairly with honesty and integrity;
- Drives up standards in personal injury law and process, encouraging innovation and efficiency;
- Is ‘not for profit’ and does not seek to make money out of the misfortune of injured people;
- Treats law as a rewarding vocation, not a job, and encourages its members to thrive in their work.
APIL’s head office in Nottingham is the base for 25 dedicated full and part time staff who are responsible for running the day-to-day activities of the organisation, including campaigns, press and media work, and the development of training and conference programmes.
Working with charities
We have always had a policy of working with like-minded people and organisations in our campaigns on behalf of injured people. Some of our most rewarding work has involved liaison with the charities who look after people trying to re-build their lives after injury or bereavement. These charities work incredibly hard, to great effect and with very limited resources, to persuade the Government and parliamentarians that injured people deserve proper access to justice to help re-build their lives, and it is a privilege to work with them.