PMI’s case against APM Royal Charter rejected



UK Court of Appeal rejects PMI claims; Privy Council free to proceed

22 January 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM), the UK’s national project management professional body, has announced that the Court of Appeal has today handed down its judgement with respect to an appeal brought by the Project Management Institute (PMI) against the Government’s recommendation to the Privy Council to grant the award of a Royal Charter to the APM.

160122-pmwj42-PMI-case-IMAGEThe Appeal Court Judges have confirmed the earlier decision of the High Court to reject PMI’s appeal. The full judgement is available on the Court of Appeal website.

APM remains committed to achieving Chartered status for the benefit of both the profession as a whole and the wider community. It has reconfirmed its view that it remains for the Privy Council to decide, in the light of its published guidance and the individual circumstances of the organisation, whether a Charter ought to be granted.

APM continues to look forward to the Privy Council determining the application in due course.

Background information on APM’s application for a Royal Charter.

The Privy Council Office provides briefing on Royal Charters and the application process.

Further information to follow

Source: APM website