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Crown Office Chambers

Product Liability

7 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Crown Office Chambers houses a strong bench of barristers experienced in the handling of a wide range of product liability claims. The set's members are well versed in complex and high-value medical device and pharmaceutical cases, drawing on the set's recognised expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence law. Additional areas of strength for the team include cases involving catastrophic damage caused by faulty mechanical and electronic products. The set is highly regarded for its handling of high-profile group actions, as well as individual claims.

Client service:

"The clerks are very responsive and easy to talk to." The clerking team is led by Andy Flanagan.

Strengths:

Alexander Antelme QC
Alexander Antelme QC attracts considerable praise for his superb handling of complex product liability cases pertaining to medical devices, and is also experienced in cases involving defective household and industrial products. He offers particular prowess in the representation of manufacturers and insurers.
"He knows his specialism inside out and is very good at looking at the bigger picture." "A very meticulous and effective advocate."
Recent work: Acted for multiple claimants in Re Hormone Pregnancy Tests (Wilson v Bayer Pharma AG and others), a case concerning hundreds of claimants who sought compensation for severe teratogenic injuries sustained after their mothers took hormone-based pregnancy tests in the 1960s and 1970s.

Strengths:

David Myhill
David Myhill has a strong track record of handling group actions, with a particular emphasis on claims arising out defective medical devices. He provides expert representation to product manufacturers and other defendants, drawing on his complementary strength in clinical negligence.
"He has fantastic attention to detail and is extremely good at marshalling information." "A brilliant advocate who is extremely personable, very easy to get along with, super intelligent and super sharp."
Recent work: Acted for a claimant who suffered a fall from her horse when a horse bridle failed while showjumping.

Strengths:

Erica Power
Erica Power is a noteworthy junior who is highly sought after for major group actions in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Her portfolio has included cases concerning defective transvaginal meshes and metal-on-metal hip implants. She has additional experience in matters concerning complex issues of clinical negligence.
"She is very good in court and has very good judgement."
Recent work: Acted for Finsbury Orthopaedics, Finsbury Instruments and Stryker (UK) in the MOM Hip Litigation.

Strengths:

Harry Lambert
Harry Lambert is a respected junior who continues to build on his product liability practice. He has a strong track record of acting on behalf of claimants in high-profile group actions involving drugs and medical devices. Lambert also handles claims and inquests involving defective household goods and appliances.
"He is extremely sharp and tactical."
Recent work: Continued to act for 105 claimants in the Seroxat litigation against GlaxoSmithKline, which alleges that the antidepressant Seroxat is defective due to difficulties patients have in discontinuing from it.

Strengths:

James Medd
James Medd maintains an impressive product liability practice which sees him frequently handle claims involving considerable property damage as well as personal injury. He is particularly experienced in litigation involving allegedly defective electrical components. Medd also bolsters his practice with strong insurance credentials, which he brings to bear on product liability policy disputes.
"He is great at understanding strategy and gives sensible and easy to understand advice."

Strengths:

Richard Sage
Richard Sage is an experienced junior who acts predominantly on behalf of defendant manufacturers in product liability cases. He draws on his expertise in construction law when advising on cases involving complex engineering evidence.
"His attention to detail is very good and he always thinks through to the end game. He is thoroughly easy to deal with, very approachable and very good with clients."
Recent work: Instructed in Calor Gas v LGUA17, a case involving multiple claims brought against Calor Gas following an explosion said to have been caused by a leak from a faulty domestic gas heater.

Strengths:

Shaun Ferris
Shaun Ferris is regularly engaged in a wide range of product liability claims, drawing on his broader expertise in personal injury matters. He is particularly proficient in claims involving medical devices and pharmaceutical products, as well as industrial machinery.
"Has great attention to detail and is very good with clients."
Recent work: Instructed in a claim involving allegedly defective equipment at an indoor activity centre where the claimant sustained an injury on a gladiator beam.

Product Liability

Crown Office Chambers

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Location

2 Crown Office Row

Temple

London

Greater London

UK

EC4Y 7HJ

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Product Liability


Alexander Antelme QC
Band 1

Juniors

London (Bar)

Product Liability


David Myhill
Band 1
Erica Power
Band 2
Harry Lambert
Band 3
James Medd
Band 1
Richard Sage
Band 3

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