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

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How do I join?

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The commitment of the membership is APIL’s great superpower.
I have enjoyed a quality of life I did not think was possible and have received all the support I could ever have wanted from APIL in that time.

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Practitioner Paralegal /
support staff
Academic Student Student
eMembership
Non-practising Overseas Associate Barrister Junior
barristers
Press and parliamentary campaigns
With regional and national media contacts, a lobbying programme and advice on dealing with the media
Consultations
APIL prides itself on responding to all consultations which include proposals which will affect injured people
Press and media advice
Subsidised training services
£75 voucher off your first course!
A comprehensive programme of courses, webinars and one day conferences delivered throughout the UK
Discussion forums
Contact other members, post questions and view past topics
Regional groups
15 groups throughout the UK providing a platform for meeting local members and networking
Special interest groups
15 groups cover a wide range of specialist areas
Accreditation scheme
Get accredited at no extra charge
Accreditation provides both a development tool and a quality mark helping the consumer to recognise expertise and specialisms within the profession
Research
Online searches
Including a database of experts, rehabilitation services providers, case assistance, briefing notes and other resources
Regular publications
Including PI Focus (published ten times a year), experts and rehabilitation services directory and discounts on legal books
Weekly news and online information
Keeping every member up to date with the latest developments
Rehabilitation
Help and best practice
Preferential rates
On journals such as the APIL guides, the Journal of Personal Injury Law and insurance
Voting rights
Stand for office

Membership fees from 01/01/2021 to 31/03/2022

Practitioner fee: £235.00 + VAT = £282.00 (15 month offer)
Non-practising legal practitioner fee: £130.00 + VAT = £156.00
Paralegal/legal support staff fee: £130.00 + VAT = £156.00
Associate fee: £165.00 + VAT = £198.00 (concessionary rate for charities £20.00 plus VAT = £24.00)
Student fee: £70.00 + VAT = £84.00
Student eMembership: free (applicants should not be employed)
Academic fee: £110.00 + VAT = £132.00
Overseas fee (EU members): £120.00 + VAT = £144.00
Overseas fee (Non EU members): £120.00
Barrister fee**: £235.00 + VAT = £282.00
Junior barrister fee: £130.00 + VAT = £156.00
Web membership (Non EU members) = £50.00

Which membership category should I join?

Membership of APIL is by individual, not by firm. All members are required to sign and abide by APIL's code of conduct and consumer charter.

The association welcomes applications from any persons satisfying one of the membership categories below.

There are ten categories, each with its own declaration:

Practitioner member and I declare that I practise in the field of personal injury and that my practice in that field is predominantly for the injured or victims of accidents. Please note that barristers who wish to be accredited must apply under the practitioner category of membership. Any barristers who are unable to sign this declaration either due to the split of their work for claimants/defendants or who are otherwise unwilling so to declare to should apply under the “barrister member” category below.

Non-practising legal practitioner and I declare that until my retirement/unemployment/career break I practised in the field of personal injury and acted predominantly for the injured or victims of accidents. I remain sympathetic to the aims of APIL.

Paralegal/legal support staff member and I declare that I am in a permanent legal position either running a caseload, or assisting with a caseload under supervision which is predominantly for the injured or victims of accidents.

Academic member and I declare that I am sympathetic to the aims of APIL and I do not have any regular commitment to any organisation acting for or supporting persons or companies who act on behalf of defendants in personal injury litigation.

Student member and I declare and I am undergoing legal education or training and am sympathetic to the aims of APIL.

I wish to apply for web only membership of APIL as a student eMember and I declare that I am undergoing legal education at university or college and am sympathetic to the aims of APIL.

Overseas member and I declare that I practise in the field of personal injury law and act predominantly for the injured or victims of accidents and that I am sympathetic to the aims of APIL. EU members who provide their VAT number do not have to include the VAT.

Associate member and declare that I am sympathetic to the aims of APIL and do not have any regular commitment to any organisation acting for or supporting persons or companies who act on behalf of defendants in personal injury litigation.

Barrister member and I declare that a significant proportion of my practice involves acting for the injured or victims of accidents. I am sympathetic to the aims of APIL. For barristers without a predominantly claimant caseload and/or who do not wish to become a practitioner member. Please also see table of benefits at www.apil.org.uk/compare-types-of-membership.

Junior barrister member and I declare that a significant proportion of my practice involves acting for the injured or victims of accidents and that I have up to and including 3 years’ call. I am sympathetic to the aims of APIL.

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You may e-mail any queries or your request for a full brochure and application form to us at: sharon.smith@apil.org.uk

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*Excludes web only members
**For those barristers who do not have a predominantly claimant caseload and/or who do not wish to become a practitioner member. There are additional benefits with the practitioner’s category, see the ‘Compare benefits of membership’ table above.
Web only