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APIL Treasurer - Nigel Tomkins

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
Thursday 18 January 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 15 March 10:30am – 3:30pm
M/T/W 16/17/18 April Annual conference EC/SIG/REG
Thursday 17 May 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 12 July 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 20 September 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 8 November 10:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday 13 December 10.30am – 3.30pm

Nigel Tomkins


Role: Treasurer


Further details for Nigel Tomkins are displayed below.

Nigel Tomkins, is consultant director to APIL Training and a fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.  He is also the digest editor of JPIL, the Journal of Personal Injury Law.  Formerly Associate Professor of Civil Litigation with the College of Law, Nigel is an independent training and legal consultant and a working consultant with solicitors, Freeth Cartwright LLP, of Nottingham with over three decades of experience as a specialist personal injury lawyer.


Nigel was a working party member on Lord Woolf's Civil Justice Review and is a co-author of the Pre-Action Protocols on Personal Injury and Occupational Disease.  He was the original author of the chapter on "Pre Action Protocols and the New Culture" in the Law Society of England and Wales’ Civil Litigation Handbook.  Published works include the TUC Guide "How to Win an RSI Compensation Claim", “CFAs and Risk Assessment in Practice” with Claire Edwards, the “APIL Guide to Accidents at Work” with Matthew Stockwell and Michael Humphreys.  He has been a contributing author to "The Source Book on Asbestos Diseases".


Nigel has published many articles related to personal injury litigation.  He provides training to law firms throughout Great Britain.  He lectures, advises and trains widely on a variety of legal, health and safety and other subjects throughout the British Isles.  He has also spoken at a number of international conferences in Europe and the USA.


To relax, Nigel enjoys good food, fine wine and spending time with his grandchildren.


The treasurer shall:

  • oversee the financial affairs of the association, in conjunction with the chief executive and APIL’s accountants
  • oversee the preparation of APIL’s annual budget, in liaison with the chief executive and APIL’s accountant
  • be required to present a report on the year-end accounts at the annual general meeting
  • present a financial report at each EC meeting.

Shareholdings: None

Consultancies: Consultant with Freeth Cartwright LLP, Nottingham

Other organisations:  None

  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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