APIL is currently preparing its response to the Ministry of Justice's (MOJ) consultation on 'reforming mesothelioma claims' ( One of the proposals within the consultation is to introduce a new dedicated Mesothelioma Pre-Action Protocol (MPAP), which would replace the existing pre-action protocol for disease and illness (DPAP).

APIL believes that for any pre-action protocol to work effectively there must be sanctions attached to the non-adherence to the time-scales within it. In order to illustrate this point, APIL needs details about the operation of the current disease and illness pre-action protocol (DPAP). In particular, APIL would like to know:

* For mesothelioma claims, how often is liability admitted within the protocol period in the current DPAP?

* How often is it necessary to leave the DPAP and issue court proceedings for mesothelioma claims?

Can you please spare 5 minutes to quickly complete the following short questionnaire. While you may not be able to supply all the requested information, APIL still wants ANY information you may have; some data really is better than no data!

The deadline for the survey is 5pm on FRIDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2013.

Please note, as with all of APIL's research, your responses will be treated as anonymous and will only be used in an aggregated form i.e. no individual or firm will be identifiable.

If you have any questions, please contact Miles Burger, head of research, by email at or telephone 0115 943 5423.

Thank you very much in anticipation of your help.

33% of survey complete.