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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 an annual Injury Prevention Day in August, which is designed to alert people to potential hazards and how to prevent them.

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

"No justification" for cutting insurance cover APIL news
Drivers urged to "back off" APIL news
APIL news

Peers must seize an opportunity today to put an end to the scourge of cold calls and texts by personal injury claims management firms, say lawyers.

“51 million* calls and texts are received in the UK from regulated claims management companies encouraging people to make personal injury claims,” said Brett Dixon, president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

“This is a chance for peers to put that right. They can support an amendment to the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill which would finally put into legislation the end of unsolicited touting for claims,” he explained.


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Reaction to Government's response to consultation on setting the discount rate07/09/2017
Discount rate reduction from 2.5% to -0.75% for personal injury claims: Statement from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)27/02/2017
Pressure on the pricing of car insurance premiums and the imminent review of the discount rate03/02/2017
Chancellor’s Autumn Statement23/11/2016
Chancellor's Autumn Statement25/11/2015

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Letters to the press

RE: Scotsman article 'Disincentive needed now to discourage dishonest claims' 4 September06/09/2017
RE: Daily Mail article 'Car insurers: we’re being forced to hike premiums by £250' (17 August)17/08/2017
RE: Daily Mail article 'More Than boss blames fraudulent claims for rise of insurance premium' (3 August 2017) 03/08/2017
Re: Daily Mail 'Crash payouts for UK drivers are 17 times higher than other nations'06/07/2017
RE: Compensation culture is 'fault of lawyers' (The Times)12/06/2017

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Currently in the news

“The discount rate must be set to meet the needs of catastrophically injured people," explains APIL president Brett Dixon following publication of the Government's response to a consultation on caculating the discoutn rate (Ogden rate) for personal injury claims. 

APIL's Back Off campaign calls for road-users to stop tailgating. “In the UK we have 50 per cent more traffic per kilometre than the European average* - this, coupled with bad driving habits could cause needless collisions, injuries which should have been avoided and claims on your insurance,” said APIL presdient Brett Dixon. 

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

Communications Manager
Jane Hartwell
0115 943 5416

Assistant Press & Communications Officer
Lizzy Freeman
0115 943 5431