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

Litigator application documents - applicants from Scotland

A Litigator acts for the victims of accidents, disease and injury, and seeks to establish, assert and enforce their rights through negotiation, mediation or litigation.

A Litigator will usually work under supervision. A Litigator will usually have their own files, carriage of which is their responsibility. A Litigator may work on relatively straightforward Sheriff Court cases, with fairly light supervision, they may progress to Court of Session or more valuable Sheriff Court cases, under closer supervision, or they may assist a more senior lawyer with aspects of a complex case.

Those who gained Litigator status through the application process can upgrade to Senior Litigator status using the new abridged form.

Become an accredited litigator in 4 simple steps

Step 1
Download the Portfolio  document and complete the candidate sections.
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Step 2
Appoint an assessor. Who can be an assessor?
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Step 3
Discuss each section of the Portfolio with assessor who completes the assessor sections.
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Step 4
Save or print a copy of the Portfolio to retain in-house. Delete the ‘case names’ column before printing/copying, signing and sending the Portfolio to APIL.

You should also read

Litigator Standard

Guidance notes for assessors and candidates

Short note regarding portfolio completion post GDPR 

Expanded note regarding portfolio completion post GDPR