Ranked as one of the top five sets in this field by Chambers & Partners, we have an established reputation for handling complex product liability group actions as well as individual claims.
Members are currently instructed in the most high profile group actions in this field including the PIP Breast Implant GLO and several of the metal on metal hip implant group actions including DePuy ASR, Pinnacle, Corin and Finsbury Adept (see group actions listed below for details of members instructed). Instructions have recently been received to advise in respect of carbon emissions claims against VW.
Previous instructions include MMR, Bogle & Ors v McDonald’s Restaurants (the “hot coffee” cases), O’Byrne v Aventis Pasteur (the only case under the EC Directive ever to have reached the House of Lords/Supreme Court), and the Organophosphate group actions.
Members are often instructed by several firms in relation to the same product, and are able to facilitate effective collaboration between firms whilst preserving and respecting each firm’s commercial interests.
We also have particular expertise in cross border product liability litigation and the complex jurisdiction and private international law issues arising in such claims. Junior members of the team also have considerable experience in dealing with individual consumer goods claims in the County Court.
Members are instructed in the following group actions at present:
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