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

Individual accreditation - Senior Counsel applicants from England and Wales

Accredited Senior Counsel in Personal Injury

Accredited Senior Counsel in Personal Injury (ASCPI) 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 ASCPI status, as the time taken to develop competence will vary according to the mix of work undertaken by individual barristers. Whilst it is likely that an ASCPI will devote most of their time to personal injury work, it is recognised that most barristers practice in more than one area of law.

An ASCPI is likely to have acted in a range of personal injury cases, and may specialise in the more complex and higher value cases, for example those involving clinical negligence and catastrophic injuries.

Become an ASCPI 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