A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people
A not-for-profit organisation
committed to injured people

About APIL

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is a not-for-profit campaign group which has been committed to injured people for more than 30 years. Our vision is of a society without needless injury but, when people are injured, they receive the justice they need to rebuild their lives. We have around 3,000 members who are committed to supporting the association’s aims, and all are signed up to APIL’s code of conduct and consumer charter.

What is APIL?

Over the years APIL has grown to become the leading, most respected organisation in this field, constantly working to promote and develop expertise in the practise of personal injury law, for the benefit of injured people.

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers:

  • Believes passionately that victims deserve committed, well trained lawyers to support their fight for justice;
  • Understands that injured people can often be the most vulnerable in society and need help;
  • Campaigns to make a tangible difference to the lives of injured people and society as a whole;
  • Reassures victims and acts fairly with honesty and integrity;
  • Drives up standards in personal injury law and process, encouraging innovation and efficiency;
  • Is ‘not for profit’ and does not seek to make money out of the misfortune of injured people;
  • Treats law as a rewarding vocation, not a job, and encourages its members to thrive in their work.

APIL’s head office in Nottingham is the base for 25 dedicated full and part time staff who are responsible for running the day-to-day activities of the organisation, including campaigns, press and media work, and the development of training and conference programmes.


In all its undertakings, APIL aims to:

  • Promote full and just compensation for all types of personal injury
  • Promote wider redress for personal injury in the legal system
  • Campaign for improvements in personal injury law
  • Promote safety standards and alert the public to hazards
  • Provide a communication network for its members
  • Promote and develop expertise in the practice of personal injury law

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Building a Brighter Future for Injured People

This document sets out APIL’s new, ambitious strategy for 2020-2023 and beyond. It represents a major milestone for our Association as we set out a vision for the future. Our plan faces up to the big challenges facing injured people due to the negligence of others as they try to rebuild their lives. We hope it marks a new era, not just for APIL, but for the whole sector. We will work to rebuild public trust in PI law, prevent needless injury, ensure prompt and full redress for injured people and drive excellence in legal representation, all to build a brighter future for injured people.

View our strategic plan