APIL Personal Injury


Issue 42 (March 2017) includes:

Division A (Law and Liability) – Section A2 (Road Traffic Accidents and the MIB)
has been updated to reflect the new Untraced Drivers Agreement 2017 and the
2017 Supplementary Agreement to the Uninsured Drivers Agreement; Section A8
(Product Liability) incorporates new case-law such as Wilkes v DePuy
International Ltd
[2016] EWHC 3096 (QB), which provides guidance on the proper
approach to ‘defect’ under the Consumer Protection Act 1987, s 3 and the level of
safety to be expected under the Act.

Division B (Limitation) – updated to reflect recent case-law such as Ministry of
Defence v Iraqi Civilians
[2016] UKSC 25 on limitation periods in foreign claims
and GH v The Catholic Child Welfare Society (Diocese of Middlesbrough) [2016]
EWHC 3337 (QB) on limitation in historic child abuse cases.

Division C (Damages) – updated generally to incorporate new discount rate; and
Section C8 (Accommodation) incorporates new case-law such as Manna v Central
Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
[2017] EWCA Civ 12,
which concerned a Roberts v Johnstone claim for a second home; and the impact
on the discount rate on Roberts v Johnstone formula.

Division F (Running the Case) – Section F5B (Disclosure) includes a new section
on case management of electronic documents; as well as general updating to
Sections F5C (Factual Evidence); F21 (Group Litigation), F15 (Small Claims), F16
(Fast Track), F17 (Multi-track) and F20 (Trials).

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

Division I (Reference Materials) – includes the full text of the 2017 Untraced
Drivers Agreement and incorporates changes made by the 2017 Supplementary
Agreement to the Uninsured Drivers Agreement.

Division J (Quantum Facts and Figures) – includes latest Bank of England rates
and average weekly earnings.

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.

What is included?

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.

Expertly drafted precedents including over 70 model letters, 40 pleadings, draft applications, and model schedules of loss are provided.

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.


 David Marshall Author
 Frances McCarthy Author