Our product liability barristers have covered a wide spectrum of product liability work for a number years.

The interest in the field began with medical device litigation and has since become a mainstay – other commercial claims followed. Drug litigation, product litigation and domestic appliance has also been a significant area of work carried out by members of the team.

Members’ involvement in this work began with mainly claimant instructions but as our reputation grew we attracted some notable work from defendant manufacturers and insurers.

Product Liability Experience

Examples of cases that members of Chambers are, or have been recently, involved in include:

  • Several members involved in metal-on-metal hip implant group litigation on the claimant side.
  • Instructions in vaginal mesh litigation for leading American manufacturers.
  • Instructions in claims relating to Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators.
  • Several members acting for claimants in PIP breast implant group actions.
  • Instructions for credit card company on both liability and quantum issues relating to breast implants paid for by credit card.
  • Silk and junior instructed by the manufacturer in several outstanding Thalidomide claims.
  • Silk regularly instructed by manufacturer of domestic products where fire safety has become an issue.
  • Instructions in a number of claims arising from a rare form of breast cancer (BIA ALCL) caused by textured breast implants.
  • Instructions in the group action being brought by service personnel against the MoD arising out of the prescription of Lariam anti-malaria medication.
  • Instructions by Health Department in Hormone Pregnancy Test Litigation.

As in other areas of our practice, our expertise in cross-border claims and issues has proved to be particularly useful for clients instructing us in product liability matters.

Product Liability Barristers

Nathan Tavares KC

Nathan Tavares KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2018

Gerard McDermott KC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1999

Ben Compton KC

Call: 1979 Silk: 2011

Harry Steinberg

Harry Steinberg KC

Call: 1997 Silk: 2016

Sarah Crowther KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2018

James Leonard KC

Call: 1989 Silk: 2023

Patrick Sadd

Call: 1984

Harriet Jerram

Call: 1998

Robert Dickason

Call: 2007

Will Young

Call: 2008

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