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4 New Square continues to enjoy a strong reputation for its representation of defendants in both individual product liability claims and high-profile group actions. Its barristers receive a wealth of instructions in pharmaceutical claims and disputes concerning defective medical products. Members are also experienced in the handling of cases arising from major fires, and several of the set's tenants have recently appeared in the high-profile Grenfell Tower Inquiry. The team is able to draw on the set's broader strengths in construction and insurance to complement its product liability offering.
Client service: Senior clerk Lizzy Stewart is "very responsive and the best in class. She gets things done quickly and deals with any issues that may arise almost instantly."
David Turner QC
Undertakes a range of commercial product liability work and has a notable focus on fire damage cases. He has also recently undertaken a number of claims relating to the use of defective concrete at airports and motorways.
Strengths: "A very pugnacious and effective advocate." "He's beloved by clients and has a very impressive practice."
Graham Eklund QC
Highly regarded QC whose product liability practice focuses on property damage claims resulting from allegedly defective industrial and commercial products. He is often the first port of call in cases concerning significant fire damage resulting from defective electrical equipment.
Strengths: "He is great at giving an overview of a case, and the clarity he brings is a real strength. He provides very good and careful advice." "An outstanding barrister and a strong advocate. He's impressive."
Often receives instructions in product liability litigation from household-name brands. He has a very strong understanding of the Consumer Protection Act and frequently represents defendants in cases involving non-functioning medical implants and defective household products.
Strengths: "Very pleasant to deal with." "His advice is absolutely brilliant. You can give him a very complicated set of facts and he just takes control and guides you through what you need to do."
Recent work: Acted for Goknur, a major Turkish producer of fruit juice, which was alleged to have adulterated organic not-from-concentrate fruit juice with concentrate.