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

Burnley solicitor takes on top role

01 May 2014
APIL news

A Burnley solicitor has been elected to the executive committee of a national not-for-profit campaign organisation for injured people.

Brett Dixon, from Smith Jones Solicitors in Finsley Gate, has joined the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ (APIL) committee to help lead the 4,000 strong membership.

“I’m really excited about taking on this new challenge and working with APIL on campaigns to ensure that the law works in the right way for those who need it the most,” said Brett.

“Recent reforms have made it much more difficult for those left vulnerable and injured by someone else’s negligence to claim the compensation they need and to which they have a right. Now more than ever, injured people need a voice and I intend to ensure they are heard.”


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:
  • Visit the association's website at
  • Follow @APIL on Twitter:
  • Read more about Brett Dixon and Smith Jones Solicitors here:  

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Lorraine Gwinnutt
0115 943 5400

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Jane Hartwell
0115 943 5416

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Lizzy Freeman
0115 943 5431