Gordon Dalyell is first Scottish President of APIL
We are delighted to announce that Gordon Dalyell, Partner from Digby Brown’s Edinburgh office, has been appointed as the President of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) - the body’s first ever Scottish leader.
Gordon, who has been with the firm since 1998 and is Head of our Network department, earned the position following his sector-leading work in road traffic and workplace injuries, and cases involving miscarriages of justice.
His new role with APIL will allow him to further campaign for the rights of people across Scotland - and indeed the rest of the UK - who have been injured through no fault of their own.
On stepping into his new role, Gordon said: “As I step into this role I will work as hard as I can to ensure that the interests of injured people are at the very forefront of everything we do. It is only fair that people injured, often critically through no fault of their own, have the chance to rebuild their lives. Damages must meet their needs.
“What we do is really important, for our clients, of course, but also for wider society.
“At times, we do need to remind ourselves that every day, all of us, can and do make the difference to the lives of people that need our support and help.
“As president, I look forward to helping APIL do more for injured people by continuing our campaigns to improve their lives and defending them when Government reforms fail to recognise what is fair.”
Fraser Oliver, Chief Executive of Digby Brown, said: “The whole of Digby Brown is incredibly proud to see Gordon named President of APIL - especially the first Scottish one.
“Gordon is highly regarded within the personal injury sector, as well as across the wider legal community. He has been a passionate campaigner for decades while fighting for the legal rights of those who have been negatively impacted by the actions of others.
“Quite simply, he does everything he can - both in and out of the court room - to improve safety across the UK so each and every one of us may get home safe to our families.
“Everyone who knows Gordon knows there is no person more suited for the job, and on behalf of everyone at the firm, we wish him all the very best in his new role with APIL.”