Brett Dixon is a fellow of APIL. He currently works as a personal injury solicitor dealing primarily with employers’ liability matters but he maintains a significant interest in, and caseload of, catastrophic injuries.
He has been involved in responding to the following government consultations on behalf of APIL:
Revisions to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 Approved Code of Practice
HSE consultation on the exemption of self-employed from the Health and safety at Work Act 1974
Civil Procedure Rules Committee consultation on revisions to the pre-action protocol for personal injury
Revisions to the Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 Approved Code of Practice
Revisions to the Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 Approved Code of Practice
He has also attended the House of Lords on behalf of APIL to brief opposition ministers on health and safety issues.
He has previously headed C2G, the costing arm of Smith Jones (Solicitors) Limited, and continues to advise them and provide advocacy in costs hearings. He has provided training regularly on behalf of APIL in respect of costs to its members via webinars and has provided training at the annual conference and annual costs conferences.
He was previously the secretary of APIL's costs and funding SIG for three terms, and is now an EC member.
He was previously responsible for organising and managing training in the PI department of a large practice. He has practised as a solicitor since 1999. He has a wealth of experience in representing both private and trade union clients, and he has published a number of articles on costs matters.