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Westminster

Bills

Name of BillType of BillCurrent stage
Civil Liability BillGovernment BillAwaiting Royal Assent
 

Civil Liability Bill - whiplash reform and the discount rate
The Civil Liability Bill has been passed by Parliament is now waiting for Royal Assent. APIL briefied MPs and peers throughout the passage of the Bill, and briefings included a fact checker which can be viewed here. APIL also rebutted claims about the effect of the discount rate on the NHS. That briefing can be viewed here

APIL annual conference 2018
The Rt Hon the Lord Keen of Elie QC, HM Advocate General for Scotland and MoJ Spokesperson for the Lords, delivered the keynote address at the APIL annual conference in Birmingham on Tuesday 17 April 2018. A copy of Lord Keen's speech can be read here.


Select committees

APIL will often provide both written and oral evidence to parliamentary select committees. In this section you can read about APIL's work with those select committees.

2017-2019 parliamentary session
The House of Commons Justice Select Committee launched a short inquiry into the small claims limit for personal injury. APIL's written evidence to the committee can be read here, and a supplementary submission can be read here.

The House of Commons Justice Select Committee conducted pre-legislative scrutiny of the Government's draft personal injury discount rate legislation. APIL president Brett Dixon gave evidence to the committee in November 2017, and a recording of that session can be viewed here. APIL's written evidence to the committee can be read here. The committee's report on the proposals can be read here. The Government's response to the Committee was published in March 2018, and can be read here.


2016-2017 parliamentary session
The House of Commons Justice Select Committee held a one-off oral evidence session on the Government's consultation on reforming low value personal injury claims, and the committee heard from the then-APIL president Neil Sugarman. A recording of the session can be watched here. APIL submitted written evidence to the committee ahead of the session, and that evidence can be read here.

The House of Lords Science and Technology held an inquiry into future uses of autonomous vehicles in the UK. APIL's written evidence to the committee can be read here.

 


Get Involved

We always welcome input from our members and have found this a great help in the past, particularly with our campaign on the small claims court. If you would like any more information on our current campaigns, or how you can get involved and help us fight for the rights of injured people, please contact Sam Ellis, public affairs officer on 0115 943 5426 or by clicking here.

APIL members can read more about our campaign activity in our membership publications.