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

Neil Sugarman

Neil qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and has practised exclusively in the field of personal injury litigation. He is a consultant and former managing partner with GLP Solicitors.

He is a past member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, an APIL fellow and is an APIL accredited specialist brain injury lawyer.  Neil has been on the executive committee since 2005, becoming vice-president of APIL in 2015, and president at the 2016 annual conference.

Neil has been involved closely in APIL’s work in the field of rehabilitation. 

He has a special interest in conducting CICA claims  on behalf of catastrophically injured shaken babies  In 2009 he represented a client who is understood to have received the highest award ever made under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.  He received a commendation for this work in the UNICEF Child Rights Lawyer of the Year Awards 2001.  Neil is an APIL delegate to the Stakeholder and Equality Forum.

A contributor to a major legal text on the handling of serious personal injury claims, Neil is also an updating author to Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service.  He has lectured widely to a variety of groups on the topic of personal injury and had many academic articles published.

Neil is an appointed tribunal judge to the First Tier Tribunal of the Social Entitlement Chamber.