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

Senior Litigator application documents - applicants from Scotland

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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.

Become an accredited senior litigator in 4 simple steps

Step 1
Download the relevant Portfolio document and complete the candidate sections.
New applicants - Portfolio Upgrade for accredited Litigators - Portfolio
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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

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