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For a full list of benefits please visit our benefits of membership page.

Membership fees from 01/07/2018 to 31/03/2019

Practitioner fee: £170.00 + VAT = £204.00 (9 month offer)
Non-practising legal practitioner fee: £125.00 + VAT = £150.00
Paralegal/legal support staff fee: £125.00 + VAT = £150.00
Associate fee: £160.00 + VAT = £192.00
Student fee: £65.00 + VAT = £78.00
Student eMembership: free (applicants should not be employed)
Academic fee: £105.00 + VAT = £126.00
Overseas fee (EU members): £115.00 + VAT = £138.00
Overseas fee (Non EU members): £115.00
Barrister fee: £160.00 + VAT = £192.00
Junior barrister fee: £125.00 + VAT = £150.00
Web membership (Non EU members) £95.00

How do I join?

9 month application: apply online | download application form

Overseas application: apply online | download application form

Download an application form and send it into APIL along with your cheque or credit card details. Applications are usually processed within two days of receipt.

Which membership category should I join?

Membership of APIL is by individual, not by firm. All members are required to sign and abide by APIL's code of conduct and consumer charter.

The association welcomes applications from any persons in the following membership categories:

Practitioner member and I declare that I practise in the field of personal injury and that my practice in that field is predominantly for the injured or victims of accidents. Please note that barristers who wish to be accredited must apply under the practitioner category of membership. Any barristers who are unable to sign this declaration either due to the split of their work for claimants/defendants or who are otherwise unwilling so to declare to should apply under the “barrister member” category below.

Non-practising legal practitioner and I declare that until my retirement/unemployment/career break I practised in the field of personal injury and acted predominantly for the injured or victims of accidents. I remain sympathetic to the aims of APIL.

Paralegal/legal support staff member (no voting rights) and I declare that I am in a permanent legal position either running a caseload, or assisting with a caseload under supervision which is predominantly for the injured or victims of accidents.

Academic member and I declare that I am sympathetic to the aims of APIL and I do not have any regular commitment to any organisation acting for or supporting persons or companies who act on behalf of defendants in personal injury litigation.

Student member and I declare and I am undergoing legal education or training and am sympathetic to the aims of APIL.

I wish to apply for web only membership of APIL as a student eMember and I declare that I am undergoing legal education at university or college and am sympathetic to the aims of APIL.

Overseas member and I declare that I practise in the field of personal injury law and act predominantly for the injured or victims of accidents and that I am sympathetic to the aims of APIL. EU members who provide their VAT number do not have to include the VAT.

Associate member and declare that I am sympathetic to the aims of APIL and do not have any regular commitment to any organisation acting for or supporting persons or companies who act on behalf of defendants in personal injury litigation.

Barrister member and I declare that a significant proportion of my practice involves acting for the injured or victims of accidents. I am sympathetic to the aims of APIL. For barristers without a predominantly claimant caseload and/or who do not wish to become a practitioner member. Please also see table of benefits at www.apil.org.uk/compare-types-of-membership.

Junior barrister member and I declare that a significant proportion of my practice involves acting for the injured or victims of accidents and that I have up to and including 3 years’ call. I am sympathetic to the aims of APIL.

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You may e-mail any queries or your request for a full brochure and application form to us at: sharon.smith@apil.org.uk

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