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Consultations and APIL responses

Very often, before laws and policies change, consultation papers are produced so the public and relevant organisations have an opportunity to comment on what is proposed. APIL prides itself on responding to all consultations which include proposals which will affect injured people, whether they are from the Government or from other bodies, such as the Law Commission or the Health and Safety Executive

Our consultation papers are archived in order of date
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APIL responseDate
Commission of the European Communities: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters {SEC(2004) 1314}Nov 2005
Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA): Proposed changes to civil appeal rulesNov 2005
Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA): Civil and Family Court Fee IncreasesNov 2005
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI): Part 9 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (Information)Nov 2005
Scottish Executive (Justice Department / Civil Law Division): Title to sue for non-patrimonial loss - Proposed amendments to the Damages (Scotland) Act 1976Nov 2005
European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and Transport): Rights of passengers in international bus and coach transportOct 2005
Health and Safety Commission (HSC): A proposed statement by the Health and Safety Comission on the public safety role of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)Sep 2005
Scottish Executive: Advice for All: Publicly funded legal assistance in Scotland - The way forwardSep 2005
Scottish Executive (Justice Department): Agency Review of the Scottish Court ServiceAug 2005
Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA): Consumer focussed reform of legal sector regulationAug 2005
Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA): European Small Claims ProcedureJul 2005
Health and Safety Commission (HSC): The Review of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)Jul 2005
Home Office: Corporate Manslaughter - The Government's Draft Bill for ReformJun 2005
Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA): Legal Aid for Inquests: Proposed changes to financial regulations - waiving the Legal Help limit in Article 2 type inquests when limits for Legal Representation are waivedJun 2005
Home Office: Victims Code of Practice - A consultation on the final drafts of the Code and the Guide for VictimsJun 2005
Health and Safety Commission (HSC): Proposals for regulations to amend the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996May 2005
Committee on practice and procedure (Ireland) ? Review of practice and procedure in relation to personal injuries litigationMay 2005
Clinical Negligence: What are the issues and options for reformMay 2005
Health and Safety Executive of Northern Ireland (HSENI): Proposals for new Control of Vibration at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005May 2005
Health and Safety Executive (HSE): Evaluation of HSC enforcement policy statementMay 2005
The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA): A Single Civil Court?Apr 2005
The Scottish Consumer Council (SCC): Modernisng the Civil Justice System in ScotlandApr 2005
Department for Trade and Industry (DTI): The General Product Safety RegulationsApr 2005
Legal Services Commission (LSC): The use of expertsFeb 2005
The Department for Transport (DfT) / Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB): Rail accident investigation and reporting regulationsJan 2005
Health and Safety Commission (HSC): Regulation and recognition - Towards good performance in health and safetyJan 2005
The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA): Interim payments and further damages in personal injury casesJan 2005
HM Treasury: The Hampton review of regulatory inspection and enforcementJan 2005
Conservative Party: Clinical negligence reformsJan 2005
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (Northern Ireland) (DETINI): Proposals to remove the requirement for ELCI from limited companies that employ only their ownerJan 2005
Health and Safety Commission (HSC): Further consultation on work at height regulationsJan 2005
Legal Action Group (LAG): Towards a national strategy for public legal educationJan 2005
The Department of Health (DoH): Strengthening the General Dental Council (GDC)Jan 2005

Campaigns

Tailgating campaign Tailgating achieves nothing but an increase in the potential for painful injuries for the innocent driver in front, and a higher insurance premium for the offender.
Whiplash campaign Most people who suffer whiplash injuries are honest. And whiplash certainly isn’t the ‘epidemic’ it is often portrayed to be.