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APIL deals with the media on a daily basis, commenting on a variety of issues from legal reform to health and safety. We also run a SafetyWatch campaign which is designed to alert people, through the press, to potential hazards.

The press team aims to answer your query or provide you with a comment as quickly as possible. If we are unable to help, we will tell you, and try to point you in the right direction.

What we do for the media...

  • Set up interviews with our members, both nationally and locally
  • Issue press releases and statements
  • Provide general comment
  • Arrange comment pieces
  • Provide background briefings

Latest press releases

Injury Prevention Day 2016 APIL news
Lawyers warn against lifting the ban on cold calling for solicitors APIL news
APIL news

Lawyers have welcomed a promise from their regulator that the ban on solicitors’ cold calling for personal injury will not be lifted.

A spokesman from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) said in The Brief today (Friday) that: "We have no intention of lifting the ban for solicitors working in personal injury and will make that clear in the final codes."

Concerns were raised earlier this week about removal of the existing rule preventing solicitors from making unsolicited calls from the draft version of the SRA’s new ‘simplified’ handbook.


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Chancellor's Autumn Statement 25/11/2015
NHS Litigation Authority annual report statement22/07/2015
House of Lords third reading of the Medical Innovation Bill23/01/2015
House of Commons Transport Select Committee - Driving premiums down: fraud and the cost of motor insurance04/07/2014
APIL response to Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill written ministerial statement16/06/2014

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Letters to the press

Regional newspapers (England and Wales) - the soaring cost of insurance premiums08/09/2016
The Times - Whiplash claims bump up car insurance costs19/08/2016
Daily Mail - Crackdown on whiplash scourge, begs Aviva chief05/08/2016
Regional newspapers - Cold calls are "more than a bugbear"08/04/2016
The Times re: Public hit by 12 m daily nuisance calls from ambulance chasers22/03/2016

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Currently in the news

“Legal costs reflect the work put in when the NHS is often obstructive,” said APIL president Jonathan Wheeler, ahead of the Department of Health consultation on fixing lawyers' fees in medical negligence claims... 

Banning cold calls for personal injury claims would curb fraud and restore some credibility to the claims industry, APIL chief executive Deborah Evans told insurers at a recent industry event. Deborah warned that claims management companies will jump at the business opportunity posed by the Government's proposals to increase the small claims track for PI to £,5000... 

For more information on any of these issues, contact Jane Hartwell on 0115 943 5416, email

Head of Public Affairs
Lorraine Gwinnutt
0115 958 0585

Press & Communications Officer
Jane Hartwell
0115 943 5416