Rising Premiums

Insurers play blame game for rising premiums

It is for the insurance industry to decide whether hard-hit motorists or insurance company shareholders should pay for the mismanagement...…

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Discount rate consultation

Discount rate consultation - urgent call for financial costings

Claimants are not financial experts, yet the 2.5 per cent discount rate in force until recently has forced claimants to have and manage a...…

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Assignment of CFAs

Relief for claimant solicitors as Supreme Court backs assignment of CFAs

The Supreme Court has backed the assignment of pre-Jackson conditional fee agreements in a key ruling today. In Plevin v Paragon...…

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Workers Memorial Day

Bereavement damages highlighted on Memorial Day

On International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) tomorrow (28 April) APIL will once again highlight the need for the law on bereavement...…

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Prisons and Courts Bill abandoned

Government policies kicked into the long grass ahead of UK election

The prime minister’s calling of a snap general election has led to the government scrapping controversial legislation that would reform...…

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Solicitors on costs management: ‘Better the devil you know’

Perceived client preference for fixed recoverable costs splits PI and commercial practitioner opinion

Solicitors believe the costs management process has had a negative impact on litigation, yet still prefer it to fixed recoverable costs...…

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Six weeks to plead on PI discount rate

Lawyers and insurers have just six weeks to plead their case for how to set the discount rate applied to personal injury settlements.

The Ministry of Justice last week announced a consultation on calculating the rate, just a month after changing it from 2.5% to minus...…

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PI reforms

British Cycling teams up with other road user groups to call for cyclists to be excluded from soft tissue injury PI reforms.

British Cycling, along with a coalition of other road user groups, is calling for cyclists to be excluded from government plans to...…

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Whiplash Reforms

Still time to influence MPs on whiplash reforms

Still time to influence MPs on whiplash reforms There is still time for members to influence MPs while they conduct line-by-line...…

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Hospital parking 'unreasonably stressful'

I'm sure we can all agree that the last thing you want to worry about when attending a hospital is how/where to park, how long you will...

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Are football injuries leading to dementia?

Are football injuries leading to dementia? A journalist from a news agency has contacted APIL in search of members who have knowledge...…

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APIL VP urges MPs to put injured people first

MPs were encouraged this week not to be taken in by the hyperbole which surrounds whiplash claims, but think about how society would want...…

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Discount rate consultation launched

Lord Chancellor Liz Truss has today launched a six-week consultation to review the framework under which the personal injury discount...…

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Website gave prescription in 17 seconds

Patients safety is at risk from some of these online websites.

Websites selling prescription medicines have been reprimanded by inspectors for compromising patient safety. The Care Quality Commission...…

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Allianz launches live video streaming

Allianz launches live video streaming platform for customer claims. 

Allianz has launched a video streaming platform, Allianz Site View, which enables customers to conduct live video interactions with...…

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How to squeeze 150 minutes of exercise into your busy weekly routine

Some easy ways to incorporate activity into your daily routine - there's no excuse! 

Are you one of the 20 million people in the UK who are physically inactive? There's an easy test to tell. Simply ask yourself: do I get...…

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Can playing Tetris help prevent PTSD?

An interesting idea which does seem to make sense when you think about it! 

Most people will have a device with them with access to...

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Small EL and PL personal injury claim values

Small EL and PL personal injury claim values have risen by up to 12% since 2015

Insurance pay-outs for small employers’ and public liability (EL/PL) personal injury claims have increased significantly in the past...…

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Preventing DVT When You Travel

Useful advise when travelling to avoid DVT.

Exercise your calf and foot muscles regularly: Every half hour or so, bend and straighten your legs, feet and toes when you are seated. ...…

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Discount Rate Now Amended

APIL attended a meeting a the MOJ to discuss the forthcoming consultation on the discount rate for PI.......

Discount rate now amended As implementation of the new discount rate passed on Monday, APIL president Neil Sugarman reminded radio...…

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Relief for claimant solicitors as Supreme Court backs assignment of CFAs

The importance of going direct to a Solicitor and not via a claims management company for which there is no need. 

The Supreme Court has backed the assignment of pre-Jackson conditional fee agreements in a key ruling today. In Plevin v Paragon...…

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