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The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has awarded accreditations to three lawyers at Stewarts, Julian Chamberlayne, Warren Maxwell, and Anna Higham, bringing the number of lawyers accredited for their complex injury claim expertise to 23.

Head of International Injury, Julian Chamberlayne, has been listed as a fatal accident specialist and assessor by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). He is one of only 4 individuals in the UK to hold this accreditation.

In order to achieve this specialist accreditation, Julian had to prove to APIL his expertise in representing bereaved families over the course of his 24-year career. Recent cases he has worked on include representing the family of the F1 driver Jules Bianchi and acting for the Hulse family against a Virgin travel company. Julian is also the author of the fatal accident-related chapters of the well-regarded legal textbook Personal Injury Schedules: Calculating Damages by Latimer-Sayer QC, et al.

In addition to this prestigious accreditation, Julian was already a Fellow of APIL and holds their accreditations in spinal cord injuries and accidents abroad.  He is also the Chairman of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors (FOCIS).

Partner in Personal Injury, Warren Maxwell has been listed as a spinal cord injury specialist, one of only 14 in the UK to achieve this ranking. This accreditation shows that Warren has achieved a very high standard of expertise and competence and specialism within this area of law. He is also listed as a ‘Senior Litigator’. Stewarts has three experts with spinal cord injury accreditation across its London and Leeds offices.

Associate in Clinical Negligence, Anna Higham was awarded Senior Litigator status by APIL. APIL considers that a Senior Litigator manages and progresses personal injury cases so as to establish, assert and enforce the rights of injured clients in an effective and efficient manner. In order to be awarded this status, Anna had to satisfy APIL’s stringent criteria to prove that she is experienced in dealing with more complex and higher value injury cases. 

APIL is a not-for-profile campaign organisation that fights for the rights of injured people, which has been established for over 25 years. It awards outstanding lawyers with accreditations and specialist awards for excellence within their legal practice areas, which enables the victims of personal injury to select the correct lawyer to represent them.

The firm’s accredited lawyers can be found below, with their level of accreditation indicated.

Senior Fellow: Muiris Lyons

Fellow: Julian Chamberlayne (also listed as a fatal accident specialist), Kevin Grealis, Daniel Herman, Nick Knowles, Paul Paxton, Ben Townsend

Senior Litigator: Christopher Deacon, Charles Edwards, Alison Goldney, Megan Goodyer, Anna Higham, Warren Maxwell (also listed as a spinal cord injury specialist), Scott Rigby, Lucy Robinson, Ben Rogers, Clare Salmon, Anna Wiseman

Litigator: Nichola Fosler, Hugh Johnson, Gabrielle Ross, Victoria Williams, Stewart Young

For more information about APIL and their accreditations, please click here.



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