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APIL President - Brett Dixon

The staff report to an executive committee of elected APIL members, which is led by a team of officers comprising the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Executive committee members work on a voluntary basis, tirelessly striving to achieve APIL’s objectives for the benefit of injured people.

The executive committee meets on a regular basis, usually between six to eight times annually. The dates for 2017 are as follows:
EC meetings
Wednesday 21 June EC 10:30am – 3:30pm
Wednesday 6 September EC 10:30am – 3:30pm
Tuesday 7 November EC 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 14 December EC 10:30am – 3:30pm

Brett Dixon

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Role: President

Firm: BRETT DIXON TRAINING LTD

Further details for Brett Dixon are displayed below.


Brett Dixon is a fellow of APIL. He currently works as a personal injury solicitor dealing primarily with employers’ liability matters but he maintains a significant interest in, and caseload of, catastrophic injuries.

He has been involved in responding to the following government consultations on behalf of APIL:

  • Revisions to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 Approved Code of Practice
  • HSE consultation on the exemption of self-employed from the Health and safety at Work Act 1974
  • Civil Procedure Rules Committee consultation on revisions to the pre-action protocol for personal injury
  • Revisions to the Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 Approved Code of Practice
  • Revisions to the Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 Approved Code of Practice

He has also attended the House of Lords on behalf of APIL to brief opposition ministers on health and safety issues.

He has previously headed C2G, the costing arm of Smith Jones (Solicitors) Limited, and continues to advise them and provide advocacy in costs hearings. He has provided training regularly on behalf of APIL in respect of costs to its members via webinars and has provided training at the annual conference and annual costs conferences.

He was previously the secretary of APIL's costs and funding SIG for three terms, and is now an EC member.

He was previously responsible for organising and managing training in the PI department of a large practice. He has practised as a solicitor since 1999. He has a wealth of experience in representing both private and trade union clients, and he has published a number of articles on costs matters.

The elected president is required to:

- preside over EC meetings of the association
- preside at APIL annual conferences
- preside at annual meetings with SIG/regional group co-ordinators and secretaries

(in the event of the president being unable to attend any of the above meetings, the vice-president shall preside)

- act as a leading spokesperson in the media
- host an annual dinner
- attend meetings with MP’s, government officials and other key contacts
- write a president’s page for the APIL newsletter - 6 issues per year
- attend officers sub-committee meetings (4 times per year)
- in the event of an equality of votes at EC meetings, AGM, conferences and EC meetings with co-ordinators and secretaries, the president shall have the casting vote
- act as ambassador for APIL with other organisations, where appropriate, in liaison with the Chief Executive.
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Shareholdings/directorships/partners or otherwise engaged in the management or control of claims management services, medical agencies and other organisations related to providing a service to the injured person, or in the field of personal injury.

Director of Brett Dixon Training Limited

Shareholder Brett Dixon Training Limited

Consultancies related to providing a service to the injured person, or in the field of personal injury.

Consultant Smith Jones (Solicitors) Limited

Political organisations/societies/pressure groups/charities/trade unions.

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  1. APIL members may stand for election for the following:
    • Executive Committee (officers and additional officers)
    • Special Interest Group Co-ordinators
    • Special Interest Group Secretaries
    • Regional Group Co-ordinators
    • Regional Group Secretaries
  2. Nominations shall be put forward to the APIL office at the appropriate time on the required form.
  3. Each APIL member (fully paid up and eligible to vote) may nominate – one candidate and/or second one candidate, in each election.
  4. APIL’s secretary will not nominate or second candidates, but will remain eligible to vote.
  5. An APIL member becomes a candidate as soon as he/she is nominated to stand in an election.
  6. Candidates will be asked to submit to the APIL office up to 300 words, including biographical details, in support of their candidature. APIL's chief executive shall have the power to edit or refuse to accept unlawful or factually incorrect details.
  7. The details of all candidates will be circulated together, by the APIL office, to either the full membership (for EC elections) or to the relevant membership sections (for SIG and Regional Group elections).
  8. No additional written material, or electronic communications may be circulated and/or distributed by, and/or in support of, a candidate in any election.
  9. If additional material is found to be in circulation or, direct or indirect canvassing identified, APIL's Executive Committee reserves the right to withdraw the candidate from the elections.
  10. Canvassing of any nature is not permitted by members who may be nominated for APIL's Annual Awards.

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