In brief: Apil wants better targeting of PI work

Legal aid for personal injury work should be channelled to “competent” lawyers, according to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. In its submission to Lord Mackay's Green Paper the association suggests aid should be targeted at firms containing members on the relevant Law Society panels once problems relating to membership have been sorted out and local access is ensured. Apil also “completely rejects” plans for a cash-limited legal aid scheme with block contracts. It says the existing scheme is extremely successful at raising money for the Government in recouped accident benefits.