Unique to the Kirklees area, All 3 branches of Jordans Solicitors have achieved APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) Corporate Accreditation status.
Jordans are also the only multi branch firm in the region to have all their branches accredited; this offers their clients a golden triangle of assured service for the Yorkshire area. APIL accreditation is known as a kitemark for competence and specialist expertise.
Andrew Brown, the head of the Personal Injury Department and a partner based at the Wellington Road, Dewsbury, branch of Jordans said “This recognition gives us a solid platform for the growth and expansion of the P.I. service offered by the firm. I am very pleased that the hard work we have put in, and the support we give our clients, has been acknowledged. Achieving APIL accreditation is great news, not only for the three Personal Injury Partners at Jordans, but more importantly for our clients.”
‘Many people are not aware of the differences in the services offered in PI cases’ added Christine Sands PI partner and an APIL Senior Litigator. ‘A lawyer is a qualified legal practitioner, either a solicitor, barrister or legal executive, who is regulated by the Law Society, the Bar Council or the Institute of Legal Executives respectively. Claims management companies are not regulated by any of these bodies and usually act as middlemen, not actually handling claims themselves. This accreditation will reassure clients coming to the firm for advice on personal injury matters that they are getting the best service available’
All APIL-accredited lawyers are specialist personal injury practitioners with at least five years’ experience of handling personal injury claims and must abide by a professional code of conduct and consumer charter. They are known as Litigators, Senior Litigators, Fellows or Senior Fellows, depending on the amount of experience they have.