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Corporate accreditation

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) introduced corporate accreditation as part of its public information campaign in September 2005.

The scheme allows an office or chambers to identify itself as accredited and use the APIL accreditation quality mark.

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers - accredited practice         Association of Personal Injury Lawyers - accredited chambers

Accreditation is by individual office and there are eight criteria for accreditation:

  • The organisation
  • Individual accredited status
  • Client care
  • Personal competence
  • Training and development
  • Supervision
  • Quality assurance
  • Monitoring

Features of corporate membership

  • Use of APIL’s accredited logo on business and marketing material, as defined within APIL guidelines
  • The opportunity to advertise your firm as "accredited practice, office or chambers" in your marketing
  • Substantially reduced training rates for all staff at your firm
  • Media advice
  • Accredited corporate membership certificate
  • Each individual accredited office or chambers profiled on the dedicated consumer information website
  • Hyperlink facility from the APIL consumer information website to individual APIL accredited office or chambers' websites
  • Distribution of APIL branded material to CABx and libraries
  • Supply of promotional items - booklet, client leaflet, poster, and window sticker. Further supplies are available for a small fee
  • Opportunity to personalize booklets and client leaflets
  • Site visits commenting on important issues surrounding your business and client care
  • Print advertising – both nationally and locally
  • Consumer focused activity including testimonials

Applying for corporate accreditation

There is one form for completion which confirms compliance with the criteria. Please see the separate criteria and guidance notes on corporate accreditation for an explanation of the criteria and evidence required. All boxes must be ticked, or expanded upon separately, and the form must be signed by the firm’s representative.

Further guidance can be obtained from the APIL office.

Brochures and application packs

Firms: Criteria | Application pack | logo use information

Chambers: Criteria | Application pack | logo use information

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