Specialist services and activities for PI lawyers

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is a national, not-for-profit organisation, whose members work together to ensure injured people receive full and fair redress for those with often life-changing injuries.

We provide information, guidance and support to our members and people injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. APIL has a membership of around 4,300 comprising mainly of solicitors, legal executives and barristers.

Our services include:

Accreditation scheme

  • established in 1999, recognising expertise and competence, and providing quality marks for specialist PI lawyers

Guidance for injured people

  • fact sheets, public information campaign leaflets, consumer campaigns, ‘Find an accredited lawyer’

National and regional campaigns

  • keeping the APIL name at the forefront of personal injury issues, strong lobbying campaigns, working with the media and stakeholders/opinion formers

Information exchange

  • interactive website, discussion forums and online library of information
  • comprehensive searchable databases, including expert witness and rehabilitation services providers
  • APIL assistance
  • directories and membership publications, including PI Focus (published ten times a year)
  • weekly news email containing the very latest from APIL
  • case reports, transcripts and practice briefing notes


  • group meetings for those new to personal injury, barristers, regional groups and special interest groups - 32 in total
  • opportunities to listen to speakers, share practice issues, exchange ideas, and network socially

Subsidised CPD training

  • offering personal injury updates, specialist interactive training, residential conferences, in-house training and webinars
  • delivered at varying levels appropriate to SRA standards and the APIL accreditation scheme
  • leading trainers and expert practitioners sharing their knowledge, expertise and practical tips
  • leading the way in best practice for personal injury lawyers

Fighting for justice for injured people and campaigning to put shattered lives back on track