About Brett Dixon
Brett Dixon is a Fellow of APIL. He works as a personal injury solicitor in Lancashire dealing primarily with employers’ liability matters and catastrophic injuries.
Appointed in 2015 as a solicitor member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee and a member of their sub-committee tasked with rewriting the disease and illness pre-action protocol.
Brett is an active member of the APIL Executive Committee and has been elected by the membership of APIL to be the Vice President 2016-2017.
He delivers training regularly on behalf of APIL via webinars and face to face courses including at the annual conference and national costs conferences. Brett also tours the UK annually providing the Accidents at Work update course.
He has been involved in many 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
- 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
- Civil justice reform in Northern Ireland
He has also attended the House of Lords on behalf of APIL to brief opposition ministers on health and safety issues.
He was previously the secretary of APIL's costs and funding Special Interest Group for three terms.
He has practised as a solicitor since 1999. He has a wealth of experience in representing both private and trade union clients. Brett has written many published articles including for the Gazette and JPIL.
On a personal note he is married to a personal injury solicitor and is the father of a disabled daughter.