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April 30th 2012

Medical Negligence

APIL Accreditation – Why these things matter

APIL Accreditation – Why these things matter

We were recently awarded the status of an Accredited Practice by APIL.  A worthwhile award or just another badge to wear for PR purposes?  I would very much suggest the former.  I am very proud of the firm achieving this award.

We were recently awarded the status of an Accredited Practice by APIL.  A worthwhile award or just another badge to wear for PR purposes?  I would very much suggest the former.  I am very proud of the firm achieving this award.

APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) is a long established body which has been fighting for the rights of injured people now for over 20 years.

APIL is a non-profit campaign organisation and its members are dedicated to helping to change personal injury law, protect and enhance access to justice and help to improve the services provided to victims of personal injury either through accident claims or through medical negligence claims

Like this firm, APIL passionately believes that victims of personal injury deserve committed and well trained lawyers to support their fight for justice and compensation. APIL works closely with charities who look after people trying to re-build their lives after an injury or bereavement and help to persuade the Government that injured people deserve proper access to justice.

The APIL accreditation scheme is long established – the scheme has been running since 1999 and it is overseen by the wholly independent Academic Quality Council.

Accredited members of APIL promise to keep up to date with all the latest legal developments to help their clients successfully pursue their claims and maximise their compensation.  Individual members have to commit to 16 hours dedicated personal injury training each year – if this training isn’t done, then they lose their individual accreditation.

In addition, all APIL members sign up to the APIL Code of Conduct and Consumer Charter which ensures that the Solicitor and firm will act in the client’s best interest at all times and give clear and honest advice with the client’s welfare in mind.

APIL accredited lawyers are specialists in their individual fields.  While the Government has rightly sought to regulate claims management companies and similar organisations, it is still all too easy for a Solicitor or a firm of Solicitors to purport that they are experts in the field of personal injury claims.  Given this, I think it is important that there is a wholly independent accreditation scheme such as that run by APIL and I am proud that we now hold the status of an APIL accredited practice.  As such, we join with APIL in undertaking to promote full and just compensation for all types of personal injury and to campaign for improvements in personal injury law.

We currently have 11 APIL accredited lawyers including two in Stuart Hanley and Sean Gordon who have the highest level of accreditation – that of Senior Litigator.  We feel that the APIL accreditations which we hold confirm and enhance our reputation as first rate personal injury Solicitors. In addition to the APIL accreditation, we also hold accreditations from the Law Society for both our personal injury and clinical negligence work and from Headway for our work with those who have suffered brain injuries as a result of accidents.

When choosing a lawyer, a client should always look for evidence of expertise and accreditations. Seeing these badges of quality should be reassuring that their claim will be handled in the best manner possible. It could at the end of the day make many thousands of pounds of difference in compensation, as we regularly discover when being asked by clients to check awards they have already had with other lawyers. We pursue many claims against other lawyers for under settling cases, so we know the dangers and pitfalls of not choosing the right representation in the first place.

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