Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

Fellow application documents - applicants from Northern Ireland

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A Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers is an experienced practitioner

  • who has a high level of technical expertise in personal injury law, including trial procedures;
  • who is competent in the management of a personal injury department; and
  • who is recognised by his or her peers as being in a position of professional and intellectual leadership in the field of personal injury law.

Become an accredited fellow in 5 simple steps

NB: Fellow level is only open to those who have already gained Senior Litigator status

Step 1
Download the Portfolio document and complete the candidate sections.
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Step 2
Obtain a reference. Referees should refer to the Reference guidance.
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Step 3
Appoint an assessor. Who can be an assessor?
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Step 4
Discuss each section of the Portfolio with assessor who completes the assessor sections.
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Step 5
Save or print a copy of the Portfolio to retain in-house. Delete the ‘case names’ column from Part 1 before printing/copying, signing and sending the Portfolio to APIL along with your reference (unless sent by your referee under separate cover).

You should also read

Fellow Standard 

Guidance notes for assessors and candidates 

Short note regarding portfolio completion post GDPR 

Expanded note regarding portfolio completion post GDPR