DEPARTMENT PROFILE

7BR

Product Liability

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7BR is noted for its impressive representation of claimants in the full range of product liability cases. Members are regularly called upon to act in high-profile and high-stakes instructions involving defective medical devices, pharmaceuticals and household consumer goods, and are experienced in the handling of both individual and multiparty claims. Cases arising from automotive failures are also a key area of strength for the team. Instructing solicitors praise 7BR as "the claimant set of choice in the market."

Client service:

"The clerks are very helpful, friendly and always go the extra mile for their instructing solicitors." The clerking team is led by Steven Wright and Paul Eeles.

Strengths:

Adam Korn
Top-quality junior whose fantastic product liability practice dovetails neatly with his impressive work in clinical negligence. He accepts instructions from claimants in cases that involve medical procedures and devices, among other areas. Korn has notable experience in product liability group actions.
"A very nice guy who is remarkably relaxed while being a strong, focused and direct fighter on the core questions. Clients absolutely love him and he inspires confidence." "He's amazing. Through the thick and thin of cases he never gives up."
Recent work: Acted for the claimants in Ayannuga Family v One Shot Products, a case concerning whether a drain cleaning product was the cause of death and injury in a household.

Strengths:

Hugh Preston QC
Widely regarded as a leading claimants' barrister for product liability mandates. His prominence in the product liability sector is illustrated by his frequent instruction in landmark medical devices cases.
"He has a very good knowledge of the law, thinks outside the box and is very comfortable on his feet. He also has a good manner about him and is very approachable." "He's a very good courtroom advocate who has great attention to detail and excellent commercial acumen."
Recent work: Acted for the claimants in the PIP Breast Implant Litigation, a complex group action involving several thousand claimants and several defendants.

Strengths:

Jonathan Bertram
Has broad expertise in clinical negligence, personal injury and product liability cases. He focuses on litigation involving breach of the Consumer Protection Act or the Product Liability Directive.
"He's personable, hard-working and very bright." "He takes a very pragmatic and no-nonsense approach to litigation." "He's confident and on top of the details in court."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in a case concerning abdominal mesh that was used to repair an incisional hernia.

Strengths:

Simeon Maskrey QC
An esteemed silk dedicated to the representation of claimants in product liability disputes. He specialises in medical and pharmaceutical claims, including vaccine cases. His deep clinical negligence experience complements his practice in medical product liability claims. Maskrey frequently takes a leading role in complex multiparty actions and has experience of appearing before the Supreme Court and the ECJ. 
"A masterful advocate." "He will simplify things down to the core points and run them ruthlessly."
Recent work: Continued to act for the claimants in a group action against several NHS trusts arising out of the contamination of blood products with HIV and hepatitis C.

Product Liability Department

7BR

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Department location

7 Bedford Row

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 4BX

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Product Liability


Hugh Preston QC
Star Individuals
Simeon Maskrey QC
Band 1

Juniors

London (Bar)

Product Liability


Adam Korn
Band 1
Jonathan Bertram
Band 2