Product liability & recall

As global manufacturers begin to see a stronger economic recovery worldwide, product liability exposure will remain a highly globalised area of risk. More and more businesses are marketing products manufactured around the world, introducing innovative product lines with components passing along more complex supply chains and distributed far more widely than ever before. This means that more disputes will be litigated across a greater number of jurisdictions. In addition, regulatory regimes continue to be tightened in Europe and beyond, with new General Product Safety Regulations expected to come into effect in 2015.

Our dedicated product liability team has the breadth of experience and international reach to deal with these challenges. Our lawyers are instructed to manage all types of product-related disputes, recalls, prosecutions and reputation-sensitive matters on behalf of multi-national corporations, retailers, suppliers and their insurers. In particular, we have substantial experience in defending high profile cases and some of the largest group actions of recent years. We also have a long track record of successfully pursuing recovery claims against suppliers, distributors, other service suppliers, contractors and manufacturers here and abroad.

We provide advice to businesses operating in key industry sectors such as environment and construction, healthcare and medical devices, food and drink, retail and leisure and manufacturing. We provide a global, comprehensive product liability and recall service and in addition, we handle regulatory and criminal prosecutions resulting from personal injury and damage to property, both in the UK and internationally.

We work closely with our associated offices around the world to provide truly global product liability claims expertise. Our strong network of experienced international lawyers is supported by the expertise of our in-house Queen’s Counsel, and well established links with forensic specialists, loss adjusters and disaster management consultancies around the world.

We also offer a 24/7 product recall helpline providing manufacturers, importers and retailers with advice on regulatory and reputational risks from product safety issues.

Who to contact


Nessa O'Roarty

Nessa O'Roarty

Partner,
Dublin



Jim Sherwood

Jim Sherwood

Partner,
London



Testimonials


The firm is well equipped to handle a broad array of domestic and international work.

Chambers and Partners 2017

"From the start, they've always thought about a case and are well up on it, with an idea of where they want to go with it tactically."

Chambers & Partners, 2017

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Product liability & recall Team

Philip Adamis

Philip Adamis

Partner,
London


Nick Bond

Nick Bond

Partner,
Manchester


Louise Booth

Louise Booth

Consultant,
Manchester


Gavin Campbell

Gavin Campbell

Partner and head of office,
Dublin


Mark Chetwood

Mark Chetwood

Partner,
Liverpool


Leanne Conisbee

Leanne Conisbee

Partner,
London


Patrick Connolly

Patrick Connolly

Partner,
Belfast


Caroline Craigie

Caroline Craigie

Partner,
London


Karen Dance

Karen Dance

Partner,
Glasgow


Mark Eisen

Mark Eisen

Partner,
Liverpool


Cormac Fitzpatrick

Cormac Fitzpatrick

Partner and head of office,
Belfast, Derry


Matthew Ford

Matthew Ford

Partner,
London


Joanne Francis

Joanne Francis

Partner and head of office,
Liverpool


Helen Grimberg

Helen Grimberg

Partner,
London


Sally Hancock

Sally Hancock

Partner,
Manchester