Expertise

Product Liability

Our team has significant expertise in heavily-regulated industry sectors such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices, digital health, cosmetics,  agri-food and beverage, consumer electronics, and transportation, including motors, aviation and maritime.

We provide a comprehensive service to domestic and international clients.  Our team includes engineers, medical doctors and claims specialists, and we provide expert advice to suppliers and retailers on product and consumer regulation and liability.

We have unique multi-jurisdictional experience in high value product liability litigation, with particular expertise in the healthcare industry. We also regularly represent clients in regulatory enforcement actions, civil claims and criminal proceedings brought under the EU Product Liability and Product Safety Framework. 

Our Expertise 

  • Managing complex product liability litigation, both at group and multi-party level in a national and global context
  • Regulatory Authority investigations 
  • Breaches of product safety and consumer protection legislation
  • Multi-jurisdictional product recalls, withdrawals or other forms of corrective action 
  • Strategic product liability advice for contractual arrangements
  • Product liability issues arising from group or intra company restructuring
  • Product liability exposure and obligations for manufacturers, distributors and importers
  • Policy issues for insurers relating to product liability claims

Recent Work

  • Representing a supplier of  breast implant products alleged to contain industrial rather than industrial grade silicone
  • Representing the manufacturer of a metal-on-metal hip implant in high volume group litigation
  • Acting for a major multinational diagnostics company in the defence of numerous professional negligence proceedings arising out of the analysis of cervical smears
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Michaela Herron

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