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APIL Personal Injury: Law, Practice and Precedents Service

This comprehensive work provides the claimant lawyer with an armoury of information on all aspects of PI practice, which will help you ensure the best possible outcome for the victims of accidents.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780853089933

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Why should you subscribe to APIL Personal Injury: Law, Practice and Precedents

Designed and written by leading claimant lawyers, APIL Personal Injury Law, Practice and Precedents, available in print or online, is a comprehensive and practical reference work dealing with every aspect of personal injury practice. Combining authoritative commentary, expertly drafted precedents and other key materials, it is the ideal resource for all claimant lawyers.

Regularly updated the most recent bulletin looks at cases from June to September 2017. An overview of the October Bulletin can be viewed here.

What is included?

  • Commentary
    Leading practitioners provide detailed and practical analysis on the basis of liability for each of the major types of personal injury actions, together with a thorough examination of the law relating to limitation, damages, funding and costs. The practice and procedure relating to PI claims is dealt with comprehensively and with particular emphasis placed on the needs of claimant lawyers.
  • Legislation and Procedure
    Over 60 key statutes and statutory instruments as well as extracts from the Civil Procedure Rules.
  • Precedents
    Expertly drafted precedents including over 70 model letters, 40 pleadings, draft applications, and model schedules of loss are provided.
  • Agreements
    The full text of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Agreement 2008 and both the Untraced and Uninsured Drivers’ Agreements are reproduced, together with the text of the Highway Code.
  • Quantum materials
    Key materials such as the Ogden Tables and JSB Guidelines are included, as well as key statistics and calculations such as Multipliers for Periodic Loss, Interim Life Tables, Earnings, Interest, Prices, Income Tax and NI, Social Security Benefits, Court of Protection Fees, Motoring Costs, Fostering Costs, Nursing Costs and many more.
  • Funding and Costs
    Model CFA agreements, Solicitors Regulation Authority materials, model risk assessments, court forms and APIL/PIBA 6.
  • Bulletin
    The main work is supplemented by regular bulletins providing details of the latest cases, statutory and other developments with cross-references to the main work.
  • CD-ROM
    The CD-ROM contains fillable Word documents of Model Letters; Statement; Pleadings; Applications and Orders; Schedules of Loss; and Instructions to Counsel.


Sophie Beesley, Barrister, Old Square Chambers; Margaret Bickford-Smith QC, Crown Office Chambers; Lynne Bradey, Partner, Wrigleys Solicitors; Ben Bradley, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers; Richard Copnall, Barrister, Park Lane Plowden Chambers; Richard Cropper, IFO, Personal Financial Planning; Robert Dickason, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers; John Eames, Barrister; Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber); Christopher Edwards, Barrister, Old Square Chambers; Gordon Exall, Barrister, Zenith Chambers; Dominic Fairclough, Partner, Russell-Cooke; Jack Ferro, Crown Office Chambers; Chris Fry, Managing Partner, Unity Law; Katherine Fudakowski, Barrister, Old Square Chambers; Clive Garner, Partner and Head of International Travel Litigation Group, Irwin Mitchell; Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC, 1 Crown Office Row; Ian Gunn, Director, Personal Financial Planning Limited; Mark Harvey, Partner and Head of Claimant Division, Hugh James; Kirsten Heaven, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers; Christopher Hough, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers; Peter Houghton, Barrister, Crown Office Chambers; Martin Huseyin, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers; Michael Imperato, Watkins & Gunn; Douglas James, Barrister, Crown Office Chambers; Malcolm Johnson, Senior Solicitor, Blake Lapthorn; Harry Lambert, Barrister, Crown Office Chambers; Christopher Limb, Barrister, 18 St John Street Chambers; Isabel McArdle, 1 Crown Office Row; Fran McDonald, Barrister, Old Square Chambers; John McQuater, Head of Personal Injury, Atherton Godfrey; Simon Mallett, Barrister, KBW Chambers, and Consultant, Unity Law; Jan Markland, Partner, Augustines Injury Law; Andrew Morgan, Partner, Fieldfisher, London; Daniel Neill, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers; Robin Oppenheim QC, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers; Matthew Porter-Bryant, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers; Ian Potter, Solicitor, Wrigleys Solicitors; Louise Price, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers; Adam Samuel, Barrister, Old Square Chambers; John Snell, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers; Jackie Spinks, Partner, Anthony Gold; Abigail Stamp, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers; Catriona Stirling, Barrister, Cloisters; Austin Thornton, Solicitor, Wrigleys Solicitors; Tim Wallis, Mediator and Solicitor, Trust Mediation and Expedite Resolution; Marcus Weatherby, Partner, Pattinson & Brewer; Henry Witcomb, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row

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Table of contents

Update 44 October 2017

Update 44 contains amendments to Divisions A, C, D, E, F, H and J as follows:

Division A (Law and Liability) – Section A13 (Children) now covers failure to take into care, along with general updating and new case-law such as Anderson v Imrie, CICA v First Tier Tribunal and Y and the Court of Appeal’s decision in JL v Archbishop of Birmingham.

Division C (Damages) – Section C3 (Loss of Earnings) includes new case-law such as JR v Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust along with developments on deductions for the cost of earnings and ‘lost years’ and the new discount rate to be applied to the Ogden Tables. The coverage of the magnitude of the risk in Section C12 (Provisional Damages) is expanded.

Division D (Funding) – Sections D3 (Conditional Fee Agreements) and D5A(Qualified One-Way Cost Shifting) are updated generally, including discussion of Catalano v Espley-Tylas Development Group.

Division E (Costs) – Along with general updating including new case-law in Sections E2 (File Notes), E5 (Principles of Costs Recovery), E6 (Estimates, Budgets and Caps) and E7 (Fixed Costs), Section E7 now includes a discussion of Lord Justice Jackson’s Supplemental Report on Fixed Recoverable Costs. Division F (Running the Case) – Section F18 (Alternative Dispute Resolution) incorporates new case-law such as Great Ormond Street Hospital v Yates and Marsh v Ministry of Justice.

Division H (Statutory Materials) – takes account of recent changes to statutes, statutory instruments and the Civil Procedure Rules.

Division J (Quantum Facts and Figures) – Section J9 (Social Security Benefits) is updated with 2017–18 rates.

Fully updated Tables and Index are included with this update.

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