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Barrister re-elected to personal injury body.

A LIVERPOOL personal injury barrister has been re-elected to the executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Matthew Stockwell, who is a member of India Buildings Chambers, was APIL's youngest ever executive board member when he was elected to the board in 2008.

He specialises in workplace accident and catastrophic injury claims. APIL, which was founded in 1990, aims to help its members fight for the rights of injured people.

It now has around 4,700 members.

Mr Stockwell said he was "delighted" at his reappointment.

The barrister, who was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Personal Injury Law in 2009, added: "At a time of acute economic pressure and political uncertainly, it is imperative that the health and safety of employees and members of the public is not neglected by business or government. We all have a duty to look out for each other and reduce preventable injury. "We must also guard against the exploitation or short-changing of accident victims by unscrupulous insurance practices and rogue claims management companies when times are already hard for families.

"In its 20th anniversary year, APIL remains steadfastly committed to promoting individual and corporate responsibility, while ensuring access to justice for those who have suffered as the result of someone else's negligence."

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