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

APIL President - Gordon Dalyell

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 2018 are as follows:
EC meetings
Tuesday 12th March 10:30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 15th May 4:00pm - 6:00pm
(EC meeting with SIG/REGs at the annual conference)
Thursday 20th June 10:30am - 4.30pm
Thursday 26th September 10:30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 12th December 10:30am - 4.30pm

Gordon Dalyell


Role: President


Further details for Gordon Dalyell are displayed below.

Gordon Dalyell is a partner with Digby Brown, having joined them in 1998. He has specialised in personal injury work for almost twenty years both in the Court of Session and Sheriff Court.
Gordon qualified as a Solicitor-Advocate in 2003. He has been accredited as a specialist in Personal Injury Law by the Law Society of Scotland.

He is a senior litigator member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and was elected as the Executive Committee member for Scotland in 2010.

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.

Member of Digby Brown LLP

Director of Compensation Claims Funding Limited

Member of Labour Party

Member of GMB

Director of Centre for Scottish Public Policy

  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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