The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) is working with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) to raise the standards of practice amongst lawyers working in the field of acquired brain injury. The organisation is recommending APIL’s Brain Injury Specialist scheme (ABIS), which is for senior litigators who have demonstrated further competence in this field.
UKABIF believes that greater specialism and education is needed amongst lawyers working in acquired brain injury. Individuals who consider themselves to be specialist in acquired brain injury should join ABIS.
UKABIF Chair Professor Mike Barnes said: “APIL runs a thorough scheme for brain injury specialists which we now endorse. The scheme recognises that the more knowledge and experience attained by people working in this field the better. This means attending regular training seminars and events such as those run by UKABIF and APIL, as well as demonstrating the ability to run a case well and having a clear understanding of the healthcare system in relation to people with acquired brain injury”.
APIL president, John Spencer said, “APIL has always been committed to providing the best possible legal advice to injured clients. This is particularly important for a person who has suffered a brain injury, which is why I am personally delighted that UKABIF has endorsed our specialist accreditation scheme.”