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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

Government bid to end 'trivial' injury claims "utterly groundless" APIL news
APIL news
95 per cent of respondents to a public poll would support a ban on cold calls and texts about personal injury claims.

A ban is being championed by personal injury lawyers, who have branded calls and texts from claims management companies as “tasteless and intrusive”.

“It’s hard to find anyone who isn’t sick of these calls and texts, some of which are relentless. Some callers even encourage people to make claims for injuries they do not have,” said Neil Sugarman, president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) which carried out the poll as part of its Can the Spam! campaign.


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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 - 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
Regional letter campaign - Legal claims against the NHS03/03/2016
Re: Taxpayers' Alliance comments - various regional newspapers03/02/2016
NI press - DoJNI consultation on bereavement damages18/11/2015

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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