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APIL deals with the media on a daily basis, commenting on a variety of issues from legal reform to health and safety. We also run a SafetyWatch campaign which is designed to alert people, through the press, to potential hazards.

The press team aims to answer your query or provide you with a comment as quickly as possible. If we are unable to help, we will tell you, and try to point you in the right direction.

What we do for the media...

  • Set up interviews with our members, both nationally and locally
  • Issue press releases and statements
  • Provide general comment
  • Arrange comment pieces
  • Provide background briefings

Latest press releases

Solicitor in Belfast leads fight for the rights of injured people APIL news
Solicitor in London leads fight for the rights of injured people APIL news
APIL news

A “crude” redress scheme for injured and brain damaged babies will pressurise families out of pursuing funds they desperately need for long-term care, lawyers warn.

APIL has responded to a Department of Health consultation on a proposed voluntary ‘rapid resolution and redress scheme’ to provide compensation for children injured during childbirth because of failures in care.

“It is the most heartbreaking of circumstances for new parents to discover their baby girl or boy has sustained catastrophic injuries from which he or she will never recover, and which could and should have been avoided,” said Brett Dixon, president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).


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Discount rate reduction from 2.5% to -0.75% for personal injury claims: Statement from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)27/02/2017
Pressure on the pricing of car insurance premiums and the imminent review of the discount rate03/02/2017
Chancellor’s Autumn Statement23/11/2016
Chancellor's Autumn Statement 25/11/2015
NHS Litigation Authority annual report statement22/07/2015

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Letters to the press

Sunday Times Re: We have the weakest necks in Europe, says insurance boss 30/05/2017
Regional newspapers - Who is responsible for insurance?11/05/2017
The Times RE: Cost of car insurance to increase by 8% 25/04/2017
NHS will need £50 billion to cover future negligence claims18/11/2016
Daily Mail Re: How whiplash ‘epidemic’ pushes car cover up £8228/10/2016

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Currently in the news

“Frenzied insurance industry rhetoric following the correction [to the discount rate] is designed to hide the fact that insurers have enjoyed a windfall in recent years at the expense of people whose lives have been shattered," said APIL president Neil Sugarman...

...The number of new clinical negligence claims against the NHS has fallen by eight per cent in the last three years...

... APIL urges for spam calls and texts about personal injury claims to be banned. Proposed whiplash reforms are "looking down the wrong end of the telescope".  

For more information on any of these issues, contact Jane Hartwell on 0115 943 5416, email

Head of Public Affairs
Lorraine Gwinnutt
0115 958 0585

Press & Communications Officer
Jane Hartwell
0115 943 5416