APIL Certificate in Personal Injury Law
At APIL we recognise that many of you and your colleagues have been aspiring to
gain recognition of your expertise in carrying out a personal injury caseload.
The APIL certificate will give you this, providing you with the
necessary skills to handle small to medium-sized accident cases from
instructions through to conclusion, showing competency in:
funding, costs and risk assessment
liability (RTA, employers, occupiers and public)
- clinical negligence
The APIL certificate is made up for four core modules, entitled:
In order to complete the certificate, delegates will then CHOOSE ONE
of the following specialist modules:
Who should attend?
The certificate is particularly appropriate for fee earners who are either
new to personal injury work or have less than five years' experience in handling
a PI caseload, for example trainee/newly qualified solicitors, paralegals, legal
executives or junior barristers.
APIL: litigator/senior litigator
Law Society: introductory/intermediate (ref: XR/APIL)
It is acknowledged that workshops are a good way of learning. Delegates
may therefore be split up into groups to challenge what has been learnt.
At the end of each module, a multiple-choice test will be circulated to
each applicant for completion. Each test will be marked by an independent assessor
and the results notified to the applicant in writing.
Duration, frequency and location:
It is anticipated that most applicants will complete the certificate over
a two year period although the courses have been spread such that the certificate
can be completed within one year if required. To achieve this, applicants may be
required to attend courses away from their local regional centre.
Each one-day course offers 5.5 CPD hours and will run in Bristol, London, Liverpool, Manchester and York.
More courses may be scheduled, subject to demand, and applicants may attend the
modules in any order they wish.
Each course is CPD accredited by
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
SRA of England and Wales
Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX)
The Bar Standards Board
is priced at £200 + VAT for corporate accredited firms, £235 + VAT for
APIL members and £340 + VAT for non-members.
Delegates can either choose to pay for the certificate
in one single payment, or in 5 instalments.