Product Liability

At 2TG, product liability is one of the areas for which we are best known.

We have in-depth experience of high-profile, technically difficult matters involving a wide range of products including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, foodstuffs, household and electrical goods, heavy industry and agricultural machinery, automotive products, and construction and engineering equipment.

Our barristers have experience in all aspects of product liability and advise on legal and contractual liability, exposure, policy drafting and interpretation, reputational risk, insurance coverage and cross border and multi-jurisdictional issues.

The nature of product liability cases means that many are run as group actions and across borders. We are accordingly expert at running mass and international tort litigation and are routinely involved in all the leading cases in the field. Examples include acting in litigation relating to metal hips, diesel emissions, cladding, inter-ocular lens replacement, breast and sterilisation implants, vaginal mesh and cases regarding the effects of drugs and vaccinations. These group litigation cases tend to take years to run their course.

Our product liability practice ties in with our market leading expertise in insurance, in relation to coverage and policy drafting, clinical negligence and personal injury, in relation to medical devices and pharmaceutical claims, and property damage, when defective products cause property damage by way of fire or otherwise. Our strength in private international law and commercial work helps us handle cross-border claims, including claims down the supply chain, where issues of jurisdiction and applicable law arise. We are able to draw on the experience and knowledge developed across this breadth of areas which means that our barristers can service a wide range of industry areas and product types.

We are ranked as a leading Product Liability set in Legal 500 and Chambers UK Bar, and we were nominated for the ‘Group Litigation and Consumer Set of the Year’ at the Legal 500 2022 Bar Awards.

For more information, contact our clerks on:

+44 (0)20 7822 1200
or click here to email.

Product Liability Barristers

Martin Porter KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2006

Lucy Wyles KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2022

Michael de Navarro KC

Call 1968 | Silk 1990

Benjamin Browne KC

Call 1976 | Silk 1996

Howard Palmer KC

Call 1977 | Silk 1999

Neil Moody KC

Call 1989 | Silk 2010

Caroline Harrison KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2013

Charles Dougherty KC

Call 1997 | Silk 2013

Marie Louise Kinsler KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2017

Bradley Martin KC

Call 1990 | Silk 2018

Niazi Fetto KC

Call 1999 | Silk 2023

Harry Trusted

Call 1985

Doré Green

Call 1994

Roger Harris

Call 1996

Jack Harris

Call 2006

Anna Hughes

Call 2008

David Thomas

Call 2009

Sam Stevens

Call 2014

Emily Albou

Call 2014

Kate Legh

Call 2018

Alex Ivory

Call 2021

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