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Military Injury specialist application documents

An Accredited Military Injury Specialist (AMIS) is a person who has achieved APIL Senior Litigator status and who has demonstrated further competence in the specialist field of military injury claims. He or she is able to manage and progress a military injury case so as to establish, assert and enforce, in an effective and efficient manner, the rights of a client damaged or disadvantaged by an injury suffered whilst serving within the military and/or as a result of negligence by the Ministry of Defence. He or she is competent to take, without supervision, key decisions on accepting cases, assessing risks, evaluating offers and issuing proceedings and/or undertaking the necessary work/directions/procedures towards trial.

Anyone wishing to apply to be an Accredited Military Injury Specialist should read the guidance notes on how applications can be assessed.

To apply for Specialist accreditation you must be individually accredited at the level of Senior Litigator or above.

For information about the Senior Litigator Standard, please click here.

Do you meet both of the following criteria?

  • Concluded at least 18 multi-track military cases of which 11 will have been taken to a cost case management conference and 7 taken to a JSM/Trial/Final Hearing
  • Accrued at least 9 hours of accredited military injury training in the last three years
Yes No

Download the Portfolio document and complete the candidate sections.

Continue to gather military experience and training. If you would like to discuss the Specialist criteria, please contact Holly Humphreys, Membership Development Officer, on (0115) 943 5400.


Do you have a qualified specialist assessor in-house? List of assessors

Yes No

Liaise in-house with your chosen assessor.

Contact Holly Humphreys, APIL, to arrange for an assessor to visit you: [email protected] or (0115) 943 5400.

The cost of the assessment is £450 (plus VAT if appropriate), payable directly to the assessor for their time. Any additional expenses to be agreed between the applicant and the assessor.

Yes Yes

Discuss each section of the Portfolio with assessor who completes the assessor sections.


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 along with your training log for the last three years.


Military Injury Specialist Standard 

Guidance notes for assessors and candidates 

Short note regarding portfolio completion post GDPR 

Expanded note regarding portfolio completion post GDPR