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21 December 2023 | Firm News | Article by Simon Ellis

Hugh James Military Senior Associate elected to APIL role

Rachel Seddon, a Senior Associate in our Military team has been elected as the Joint Coordinator for APIL’s (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) Military Special Interest Group.

Rachel Seddon

Based in our Manchester office, Rachel is an APIL accredited Senior Litigator and has specialist experience in representing serving military personnel, veterans and their families.

As part of this prestigious role Rachel will be responsible for developing and coordinating the Group’s activities as well as organising member meetings and training. She will also liaise with the APIL office to assist in the formulation of APIL legal policy and with working groups responsible for responding to consultation papers.

Commenting on her appointment, Rachel said;

“I’m extremely grateful to be elected into this position and I very much look forward to being a part of the coordination team’s continued growth and achievement. We all appreciate the value and impact of our work on our clients’ lives and we care deeply about timely access to rehabilitation and recompense following injury and illness.”

APIL is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to protecting and enhancing access to justice, improving the services provided for victims of personal injury, and campaigning to change the law wherever appropriate. APIL roles and accreditations help the public to recognise expertise and specialisms within the profession, when seeking advice.

Author bio

Simon Ellis


Simon Ellis is a Partner with Hugh James and has worked with the firm for more than 25 years, having trained and qualified here. Simon heads up the Military Department, advising and assisting current and former military personnel with various health conditions and injuries. He specialises in claims such as hearing loss, non-freezing cold injuries, compartment syndrome and military injury cases. He is often asked to advise on more unusual claims in the military context.

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