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

Individual accreditation - Junior Counsel applicants from England and Wales

Accredited Junior Counsel in Personal Injury

Accredited Junior Counsel in Personal Injury (AJCPI) is a personal accreditation status awarded by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers to its members. There is no requirement to have served any specified period of time to secure AJCPI status, as the time taken to develop competence will vary according to the mix of work undertaken by individual barristers. However, the amount of experience required to satisfy the Standard is unlikely to be less than the equivalent of three years with 50% of time spent on personal injury and/or clinical negligence cases. It is recognised that most barristers practice in more than one area of law.

An AJCPI must be competent to progress all stages of a fast track case from the start of process (advising on merits and pleadings) to trial advocacy in the county court.

Become an AJCPI in 5 simple steps

Step 1 - Check the criteria
Check you meet the required standard - Download the standard
Step 2 - Apply
Apply

Request Portfolio (application form) by email - recommended

OR
Download the Portfolio (application form) to your desktop.
Complete the candidate sections
Step 3 - Referees
Identify and appoint two appropriate referees Who can be a referee?
Step 4 - Assessment
Discuss the relevant section(s) of the Portfolio with your referees.
Step 5 - Submission to APIL
Save or print a copy of the Portfolio for your records, then sign and send the Portfolio to APIL.

Candidates should read the guidance notes for further information, and refer to the ways to accrue APIL accredited hours below, to maintain their accreditation.

Guidance notes for assessors and candidates 

Individually accredited members - CPD training requirements