AccessSolicitor.com and APIL co-operate to improve personal injury lawyer choice

ACCESSSOLICITOR.COM, a legal comparison website of more than 20,000 lawyers, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), the not-for-profit campaign organisation dedicated to improving services for victims of personal injury, today announce their co-operation to help clients identify the best personal injury lawyer for their needs.

The co-operation between AccessSolicitor.com and APIL includes content, membership verification, search and promotion.

On content, Access Solicitor will promote APIL’s easy to understand personal injury legal guides and explore the co-writing of more with APIL to help personal injury victims further.

On data, Access Solicitor has already collected accreditation information self-published by 5,500 lawyers and continues to expand this by 5,000 lawyers per month. Cross referencing the data that Access Solicitor collects with APIL enables APIL to police the use of its mark, and simultaneously ensures the accuracy of APIL membership information that Access Solicitor publishes.

On search, Access Solicitor will draw on APIL’s personal injury expertise to optimize the architecture of its on-site legal guides and also specialist personal injury lawyer selection tools.

And finally, on promotion, Access Solicitor will endorse the APIL accreditation as a specialist quality mark to victims of personal injury.

APIL’s chief executive, Deborah Evans, says: “We are very pleased to be working with Access Solicitor on such a broad range of initiatives that will help both victims of personal injury and APIL member lawyers.”

AccessSolicitor.com’s founder and chief executive, Warren Smith, says: “Access Solicitor, just like APIL, has a primary objective of helping the client. By Access Solicitor and APIL working together what we can achieve is greater than what we can achieve independently.”

ENDS

For more information on AccessSolicitor.com, please contact:

Warren Smith, chief executive

07982 393 149 or warren.smith@accesssolicitor.com

For more information on APIL, please contact:

Jane Hartwell, press and communications officer

0115 943 5416 or jane.hartwell@apil.org.uk

Notes to editors

About AccessSolicitor.com

AccessSolicitor.com is an online directory that allows regulated legal professionals to promote themselves to consumers as well as small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

The database, which includes solicitors, direct access barristers, licensed conveyancers and legal executives, totals 20,355 regulated legal professionals.

AccessSolicitor.com uses a website architecture that helps maximise the number of visitors to the site, and already provides a number of unique features to help match individuals searching for legal services with the most suitable lawyer.

All AccessSolicitor.com’s services are free for consumers and SMEs.

About APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)

APIL is a not-for-profit organisation whose members are dedicated to campaigning for improvements in the law to help people who are injured or become ill through no fault of their own.

For more information contact APIL’s press and communications officers Jane Hartwell on t: 0115 943 5416, m: 07808 768623, e: jane.hartwell@apil.org.uk, or Tim Carter t: 0115 943 5409, e: tim.carter@apil.org.uk.

Visit the association’s website at www.apil.org.uk.

Follow @APIL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/APIL

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