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

Membership fees from 01/04/2014 to 31/03/2015

Practitioner fee, only £210.00 + VAT = £252.00
Non-practising legal practitioner fee £110.00 + VAT = £132.00
Paralegal/legal support staff fee £110.00 + VAT = £132.00
Associate fee £150.00 + VAT = £180.00
Student fee £52.50 + VAT = £63.00
Academic fee £90.00 + VAT = £108.00
Overseas fee (EU members) £100.00 + VAT = £120.00
Overseas fee (Non EU members) £100.00
Web membership (EU members) £80.00 + VAT = £96.00
Web membership (Non EU members) £80.00

How do I join?

12 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:

Legal practitioners working in the field of personal injury law in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, The Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands whose personal practice is predominantly for the injured and the victims of accidents.

Non practising legal practitioners who have practised in the field of personal injury law in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, The Isle of Man and The Channel Islands and who are currently either on maternity leave, career break, or retired and remain sympathetic to the aims of the association.

Academic lawyers working in or for any institution in any of the above jurisdictions who are interested in the field of personal injury law. You should be sympathetic to the aims of APIL and not hold a substantial commitment to an organisation or association acting for or supporting persons or companies who act on behalf of defendants in personal injury litigation.

Associates who are sympathetic to the aims and objectives 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.

Students who are sympathetic to the aims of APIL.

Overseas lawyers practising in the field of personal injury law, predominantly for the injured and the victims of accidents and who are sympathetic to the aims of APIL. The executive of the Association has the right to refuse membership to any person who in the opinion of the executive does not comply with the requirements of membership or adhere to the objectives of APIL, and its code of conduct.

Paralegals/legal support staff APIL recognises that there are an increasing number of paralegals/legal support staff who are taking on permanent legal positions within PI practices and running a full caseload or assisting with a caseload under supervision. This new membership category allows paralegals/legal support staff to join the association to gain the benefits of membership (no voting rights) for an annual fee of £100.00 plus VAT. We hope you will encourage paralegals within your firm to join 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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