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APIL Personal Injury: Law, Practice and Precedents
Authors: David Marshall and Frances McCarthy
Written by two past
presidents of APIL and a team of specialist contributors. This comprehensive work
provides the claimant lawyer with an armoury of information on all aspects of PI
practice, which will help you ensure the best possible outcome for the victims of
accidents. This major work comes in two volumes, along with a CD-ROM containing
all the precedents, and will be updated on average three times a year, keeping you
completely up to date with the latest developments in law and practice.
APIL Clinical Negligence
Authors: Paul Balen and Contributors
APIL Clinical Negligence is a major work, written by a team of leading clinical
negligence lawyers and other professionals, focusing on the key and developing areas
of clinical negligence.
Combining know-how about the conduct of clinical negligence claims with the latest
thinking on new and developing areas of practice, APIL Clinical Negligence offers
focused coverage on areas of clinical negligence that really matter.
APIL Guide to Accidents at Work
Authors: Nigel Tomkins, Michael Humphreys and Matthew Stockwell
Accidents at work represent a major part of the claimant lawyer’s case load. According
to the HSE there were over 145,000 reported accidents at work in 2004/5, of which
over 28,000 were major injuries. APIL Guide to Accidents at Work is a major new
addition to the APIL Guides Series of practical handbooks designed specifically
to meet the needs of claimant personal injury lawyers.
APIL Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims
Authors: Grahame Aldous QC, Peter Andrews QC, Stuart McKechnie, Terry Lee
The management of catastrophic injury claims is complex. They involve detailed and ongoing care and rehabilitation regimes; sophisticated case management; technical procedural matters; the Court of Protection; significant use of expert evidence; as well as complicated settlement and financial structures including periodical payment orders.
Involving numerous experts of different disciplines, these claims require the practitioner to ‘marshall’ and manage the team, whilst providing particular client care and support. The APIL Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims provides a guide to best practice in the complex area of catastrophic injury litigation. The text provides guidance on case management, practical help in dealing with and addressing issues of expert evidence, an in-depth discussion of damages and an analysis of relevant primary source material.
APIL Guide to Conditional Fee Agreements
Authors: Mark Harvey
The hugely popular APIL Guide to Conditional Fee Agreements, now in its second edition,
provides an up-to-date and practical account of all aspects of running a case with
conditional fees and fixed success fees. An authoritive explanation of the legal
framework in which CFA’s operate is complemented by a host of practical tools such
as checklists, model letters and other precedents, and questionnaires that will
prove invaluable to claimant PI lawyers.
APIL Guide to Damages
Authors: Simon Allen, Ivan Bowley and Hugh Davies
"the authors have admirably balanced their treatment of the subject so that it is
concise, user-friendly and above all a practical one-stop shop for all claims."
From the foreword by David Marshall, former APIL President
Claimant Lawyers need a clear understanding of the general principles of the recovery
of damages as well as the know how to properly compensate their clients for the
consequences of injury.
APIL Guide to Evidence
The APIL Guide to Evidence is a new work offering detailed and practical advice
on evidential matters as they relate to personal injury cases. An explanation of
the law and applicable procedure is complemented by practical know-how, with tips
on drafting pleadings and schedules.
APIL Guide to Fatal Accidents
Authors: Gordon Exall
Fatal accidents present the lawyer with a set of problems distinct from those of
non-fatal personal injury claims. In particular, who does the law categorise as
a dependant and how do you calculate the claim for dependency?
The APIL Guide to Fatal Accidents, now in its second edition, provides practical
advice on how to run a case involving a fatal accident and how to secure maximum
awards for the family, friends and estate of the deceased.
APIL Guide to MIB Claims
- Uninsured and Untraced Drivers
Authors: Andrew Ritchie
APIL Guide to MIB Claims: Uninsured and Untraced Drivers provides the practical
advice that all personal injury litigators handling RTA cases need to advise clients
whose claims involve untraced and uninsured drivers. These cases have always been
fraught with procedural difficulties and the technical nature of the Uninsured Drivers’
Agreement 1999 has increased the risks of default by claimants and solicitors.
APIL Guide to Occupational Illness Claims
Authors: Christopher Goddard
This guide provides a convenient one stop source of reference for occupational illness
claims. It outlines the vast array of statutory provisions which regulate this area
of law, helping you identify which laws were in force at the time of the exposure.
It explains the nature of the common occupational illnesses and the problems associated
with complicated expert evidence required to establish liability.
APIL Guide to RTA Liability
Authors: Andrew Ritchie and Contributors
APIL Guide to RTA Liability is a major new addition to the APIL Guides series on
this core area of PI practice. Written by a team of specialist PI lawyers, it provides
detailed practical guidance.
The work is broken down into 26 accessible chapters, each focusing on a particular
aspect of RTA liability. The narrative chapters are accompanied by useful materials
APIL Guide to Tripping and Slipping Cases
Authors: Charles Foster and Ben Bradley
Tripping and slipping cases form a large part of the typical personal injury lawyer’s practice. Not all cases are straightforward; many involve complex questions of law.
This new one-stop text covers all the legal disciplines that can come into play in a tripping or slipping case – Local Government, Landlord and Tenant, Occupier’s Liability, Highways, Health and Safety at Work, and so on. It gives detailed guidance on the applicable law, procedure and practice. It has a big library of precedents, from checklists and letters through to Statements of Case. Most of the relevant guidelines are included as appendices, and the facts and principles of the key cases (often contained in inaccessible law reports) are distilled into case summaries.
APIL Model Letters for Personal Injury Lawyers
Authors: John McQuater
Model Letters for Personal Injury Lawyers is a comprehensive collection of approximately
250 expertly drafted, time-saving letters for use by all claimant PI lawyers in
their day-to-day case administration.
These letters provide a comprehensive work
flow system to guide the reader through all the stages of a personal injury claim,
from initial instructions through to resolution of the claim. The letters are also
designed to deal with many of the practical problems that can arise in the conduct
of a personal injury claim taking account of the requirements of the pre-action
Protocol, the Civil Procedure Rules and relevant case law. The letters ensure the
claim is progressed and issues relating to liability, quantum and general tactics
are dealt with effectively whilst keeping the client fully advised throughout.
APIL Model Pleadings and Applications
Authors: Martin Bare, Dominic Hughes, Richard Copnall, Simon Thorp
and Andrew Axon
This new guide provides all claimant personal injury lawyers with a comprehensive,
time-saving collection of pleadings and applications for court orders.
set of over 50 claimant pleadings including a selection of responses are designed
to meet the needs of lawyers drafting statements of case for every possible cause
of personal injury action. Over twenty model applications for court orders dealing
with how to sue insolvent defendants and alsothe most relevant applications for
personal injury actions are set out and comprise an application notice order and/or
statement together with a draft order.