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

New leaders at APIL

16 May 2019
APIL news

New faces have been elected to take on top roles at APIL.

Kim Harrison of Slater & Gordon, Neil McKinley from JMP Solicitors, barrister Richard Baker of 7 Bedford Row, Leticia Williams from Hodge Jones and Allen, and Richard Barr from Scott Moncrieff and Associates, have been elected to the executive committee board.

The association also welcomes solicitor-advocate Gordon Dalyell as its 22nd president and Sam Elsby, a consultant solicitor at Dean Wilson LLP, as vice president.

Mr Dalyell is a partner at Digby Brown in Edinburgh and is APIL’s first president from Scotland. He says the timing could not be more apt.

“The nature of the reforms to each of the civil systems within the UK, as well as general challenges to injured people, have distilled into a very similar set of issues.

“It makes perfect sense that we should work closely together and draw on our experience from each of the jurisdictions to best address these issues,” said Mr Dalyell in his inaugural speech at APIL’s annual conference and annual general meeting in Birmingham today.


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.
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