DAC Beachcroft LLP

Product Liability: Mainly Defendant Department

UK-wide
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Overview

Our lawyers have been involved in the majority of significant product liability cases in the UK over the last 35 years.

Our product liability, safety and recall capability extends across a wide variety of sectors including automotive, engineering, life sciences and food. Our clients include medical device, telecoms, food, toys, chemicals, cosmetics, consumer goods and new technology companies.

We act for both corporates and insurers. We have multi-jurisdictional expertise thanks to our decades of global supply chain experience, supported by our Legalign Global network and our offices and alliance firms across the globe. We can therefore deliver a full-service, global capability to a broad spectrum of blue chip clients across the healthcare, industrial and retail goods sectors and the insurance industry. 

  • The department is extremely experienced in claims arising from clinical trials, including the Northwick Park TGN 1412 trial that resulted in the reform of Phase 1 trials
  • We advise clients across many sectors on manufacturing and safety regulations before they place their products on the market. We have also managed successful recalls of goods across the globe that have numbered in the millions
  • We also advise on policy coverage issues. Simon Pearl and Alison McAdams advised AstraZeneca as regards reinsurance recoveries in the Seroquel litigation. Wendy Hopkins and Stephen Turner successfully defended Zurich in respect of their potential liability in the toxic sofa litigation

Members

Hopkins, Wendy

McAdams, Alison

Melnitchouk, Olya

Turner, Stephen

Wilkes, Chris

Clients

AstraZeneca

GlaxoSmithKline

Novartis

Roche

Spire

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Chemicals

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Food & Drink Producers

Healthcare

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Mining & Metals

Software & Computer Services

Technology

Telecommunications

Transportation

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