Product recall & liability

 

More and more businesses are marketing products manufactured around the world using innovative technology and introducing 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 across sectors, while Brexit only creates uncertainty for producers and insurers as to the legal framework after 2019.  

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

Working with our product recall and liability colleagues in the Global Insurance Law Connect network, our 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.  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 retail and construction, manufacturing and medical devices, food and drink and leisure.  We provide a global, comprehensive product recall and liability service and in addition, we handle regulatory and criminal prosecutions resulting from personal injury and damage to property, both in the UK and internationally.  

Our strong network of experienced international lawyers is supported by 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


Jason McNerlin

Jason McNerlin

Partner and head of product recall & liability,
London



Nessa O'Roarty

Nessa O'Roarty

Partner,
Dublin



Jim Sherwood

Jim Sherwood

Partner,
London




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Testimonials


The team offers great breadth and depth of experience, and can comprehend and subsequently explain many complicated and involved situations.

Chambers and Partners 2019

They're knowledgeable and commercially aware.

Chambers and Partners 2019

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Product recall & liability Team

Philip Adamis

Philip Adamis

Partner,
London


Louise Booth

Louise Booth

Consultant,
Manchester


Mark Chetwood

Mark Chetwood

Partner,
Liverpool


Patrick Connolly

Patrick Connolly

Partner,
Belfast


Sinead Connolly

Sinead Connolly

Partner,
Dublin


Caroline Craigie

Caroline Craigie

Partner,
London


Karen Dance

Karen Dance

Partner,
Glasgow


Mark Eisen

Mark Eisen

Partner,
Liverpool


Cormac Fitzpatrick

Cormac Fitzpatrick

Partner,
Belfast, Derry


Joanne Francis

Joanne Francis

Partner and head of office,
Liverpool


Helen Grimberg

Helen Grimberg

Partner,
London


Sally Hancock

Sally Hancock

Partner,
Manchester


James Harvey

James Harvey

Partner,
Birmingham


Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey

Partner,
London


Rachel Henry

Rachel Henry

Partner,
Glasgow


Related contacts


Jason McNerlin

Jason McNerlin

Partner and head of product recall & liability,
London


Nessa O'Roarty

Nessa O'Roarty

Partner,
Dublin


Jim Sherwood

Jim Sherwood

Partner,
London