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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 an annual Injury Prevention Day in August, which is designed to alert people to potential hazards and how to prevent them.

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

Insurers reap profits over personal injury discount rate APIL news
"No justification" for cutting insurance cover APIL news
APIL news

Motorists who drive too close to the car in front are the target of a campaign to reduce the number of road traffic injuries.

“Some injuries and subsequent insurance claims could easily be avoided if drivers backed off and left a bit more room,” said Brett Dixon, president of the Association of Personal Injury (APIL) Lawyers, a not-for-profit organisation, which on Wednesday (16 August) is holding its annual Injury Prevention Day. APIL is calling for drivers to “back off” and end the needless collisions caused by tailgating.  

“Driving too close, or ‘tailgating’, is a bad habit of which many drivers are guilty. It is incredibly dangerous, as well as anti-social, and can be really intimidating for other drivers.”


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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 Statement25/11/2015
NHS Litigation Authority annual report statement22/07/2015

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Letters to the press

RE: Daily Mail article 'More Than boss blames fraudulent claims for rise of insurance premium' (3 August 2017) 03/08/2017
Re: Daily Mail 'Crash payouts for UK drivers are 17 times higher than other nations'06/07/2017
RE: Compensation culture is 'fault of lawyers' (The Times)12/06/2017
The Sunday Times - Re: We have the weakest necks in Europe, says insurance boss (21 May 2017)21/05/2017
Regional newspapers - Who is responsible for insurance?10/05/2017

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Currently in the news

16 August is Injury Prevention Day. See APIL's new animated video to encourage better driving habits at 

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