This week sees the 25th Annual Conference of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Not, as some might expect, a brief pause in the pursuit of ambulances to park up the Ferrari and quaff champagne, but an opportunity for hardworking and dedicated lawyers to reflect on a long campaign to protect the rights of those injured by others.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has, in its own words “been fighting for the rights of injured people for over 25 years. A not-for-profit campaign organisation, APIL’s 3,800 member lawyers (mainly solicitors, barristers and legal executives) are dedicated to changing the law, protecting and enhancing access to justice, and improving the services provided for victims of personal injury. Over the years APIL has grown to become the leading, most respected organisation in this field, constantly working to promote and develop expertise in the practise of personal injury law, for the benefit of injured people.”
As APIL members, the partners in the Clarke Willmott personal injury and clinical negligence team are committed not only to supporting the organisation itself but to promoting it’s objectives, to:
Promote full and just compensation for all types of personal injury
Promote wider redress for personal injury in the legal system
Campaign for improvements in personal injury law
Promote safety standards and alert the public to hazards
Provide a communication network for its members
Promote and develop expertise in the practice of personal injury law
Whilst APIL may rightly take pride in it’s achievements over the last 25 years, recent changes in the law have given rise to even greater challenges to come. Above all, maintaining access to justice for all, the minimum standard for any legal system, let alone one of the most long established and internationally respected, is set to become a battleground over the coming years.
Clarke Willmott LLP congratulates APIL on 25 years as a major contributor to the interests of the public and the preservation of justice and looks forward to working with APIL for the next 25 years.