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Burnley solicitor leads fight for the rights of injured people

18 May 2017
APIL news

A Burnley solicitor is taking on the top role for a not-for-profit organisation which campaigns for the rights of injured people.

Brett Dixon is the new president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) which is dedicated to improving the law for people made ill or injured through no fault of their own.

“In my role as president I am looking forward to helping APIL provide injured people with a much-needed voice,” said Brett.

“The underlying principle of all APIL’s campaign work is to achieve fairness for injured people and their families. I am committed to making people understand that the people who are confined to their homes, unable to look after themselves or their families could be any one of us and that they deserve to be treated fairly by society.”

Brett works primarily with people who have been injured at work, and people whose injuries are life-changing.


Notes to editors:

  • APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) is a not-for-profit organisation whose members are dedicated to campaigning for improvements in the law to help people who are injured or become ill through no fault of their own.
  • For more information contact APIL's press and communications officers Jane Hartwell on t: 0115 943 5416, m: 07808 768623, e:, or Lizzy Freeman t: 0115 943 5431, e:
  • Visit the association's website at
  • • Follow @APIL on Twitter:

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Bereaved relatives deserve fairness, 31 Aug 2018
Cut whiplash injuries with the headrest test, 15 Aug 2018
Grieving parents of stillborn babies fight for answers, 22 Jun 2018
Lawyers call for outright ban on cold calling for personal injury in Scotland, 01 Jun 2018
APIL, FOIL and MASS join forces for mediation project, 29 May 2018
Grieving relatives cruelly ignored by justice system, 27 Apr 2018

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Head of Public Affairs
Lorraine Gwinnutt
0115 943 5400

Communications Manager
Jane Hartwell
0115 943 5416

Press & Communications Officer
Lizzy Freeman
0115 943 5431