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APIL Treasurer - Jill Greenfield

The staff report to an executive committee of elected APIL members, which is led by a team of officers comprising the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Executive committee members work on a voluntary basis, tirelessly striving to achieve APIL’s objectives for the benefit of injured people.

The executive committee meets on a regular basis, usually between six to eight times annually. The dates for 2018 are as follows:
EC meetings
Thursday 18 January 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 15 March 10:30am – 3:30pm
M/T/W 16/17/18 April Annual conference EC/SIG/REG
Thursday 17 May 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 12 July 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 20 September 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 8 November 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 13 December 10.30am – 3.30pm

Jill Greenfield

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Role: Treasurer

Firm: FIELDFISHER

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I grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and qualified as a solicitor in 1993. My career began in Liverpool and Manchester and I now head the Personal Injury Team at Fieldfisher, London. My cases involve brain damage, amputation, spinal cord injury, fatalities and other serious injury cases in the UK and internationally. Generally, these cases are the result of RTAs, Accidents at Work, Occupiers Liability Claims, Product Liability and Assaults.

Key successes include:

  • The successful pro bono campaign to introduce a new scheme of financial support for British Overseas Victims of Terrorism, finally introduced in 2012.
  • The first case before the UK Courts involving Ecoli 0157 in a claim worth several million pounds.
  • Obtaining the then highest award of damages for pain and suffering for a victim of rape following a successful civil trial (Lawson v Glaves-Smith)
  • The Godstone Farm Group Action

I am a member of the QB Masters High Court Users Group and have been a member of APIL for more than 20 years. I was a founding member of the Child Special Interest Group.

Having sat on Government working parties, I would use my time on the executive to seek to protect victims' rights against this erosion of Access to Justice.

The treasurer shall:

  • oversee the financial affairs of the association, in conjunction with the chief executive and APIL’s accountants
  • oversee the preparation of APIL’s annual budget, in liaison with the chief executive and APIL’s accountant
  • be required to present a report on the year-end accounts at the annual general meeting
  • present a financial report at each EC meeting.

Shareholdings: None

Consultancies: None

Other organisations: Trustee for Headway North London

  1. APIL members may stand for election for the following:
    • Executive Committee (officers and additional officers)
    • Special Interest Group Co-ordinators
    • Special Interest Group Secretaries
    • Regional Group Co-ordinators
    • Regional Group Secretaries
  2. Nominations shall be put forward to the APIL office at the appropriate time on the required form.
  3. Each APIL member (fully paid up and eligible to vote) may nominate – one candidate and/or second one candidate, in each election.
  4. APIL’s secretary will not nominate or second candidates, but will remain eligible to vote.
  5. An APIL member becomes a candidate as soon as he/she is nominated to stand in an election.
  6. Candidates will be asked to submit to the APIL office up to 300 words, including biographical details, in support of their candidature. APIL's chief executive shall have the power to edit or refuse to accept unlawful or factually incorrect details.
  7. The details of all candidates will be circulated together, by the APIL office, to either the full membership (for EC elections) or to the relevant membership sections (for SIG and Regional Group elections).
  8. No additional written material, or electronic communications may be circulated and/or distributed by, and/or in support of, a candidate in any election.
  9. If additional material is found to be in circulation or, direct or indirect canvassing identified, APIL's Executive Committee reserves the right to withdraw the candidate from the elections.
  10. Canvassing of any nature is not permitted by members who may be nominated for APIL's Annual Awards.

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