A Senior 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 Senior Litigator is competent to identify liability, assess and manage risk, to be self-authorising at all key stages of litigation, and to lead and supervise the work of other PI lawyers.
For an overview of the standard, or a more comprehensive guide, please see the guidance documents below. These documents provide guidance for both candidates and assessors.
Become an accredited senior litigator in 5 simple steps
Download the relevant Portfolio document and complete the candidate sections.
*please note Litigators who gained automatic accreditation through Law Society PI Panel membership prior to October 2012 must apply as new applicants
Discuss each section of the Portfolio with assessor who completes the assessor’s sections.
Save or print the completed copy of the Portfolio to retain in-house.
Delete the contents of the 'case names' column before printing/copying, signing and sending the Portfolio to APIL.
You should also read
Standard - overview
Senior Litigator Standard
Guidance notes for assessors and candidates
Upgrade guidance for assessors
Short note regarding portfolio completion post GDPR
Expanded note regarding portfolio completion post GDPR