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DWF

Product Liability: Mainly Defendant

Band 3UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Notable for work advising on product liability disputes involving a range of industry sectors, including retail, engineering and automotive cases. Routinely handles regulatory and advisory issues relating to product liability. Remains a popular choice for insurers seeking counsel in product claims.

Strengths

A source comments: "They are client-focused, proactive in alerting clients to developing risks and market trends, and always prepared to work on difficult cases."

Notable practitioners

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Overview

DWF's UK product liability practice benefits from its expanding network of offices abroad, including in Singapore, the Middle East and Australia; and notable product liability practitioners in Ireland, Paris and Cologne. 

DWF applies sector expertise to a range of product liability claims, including work in the automotive sector, life sciences and the food & drink sector.
The team advises on cutting edge technology and emerging issues, including insurance policy advice relating to drones, autonomous vehicles, novel technology and the Product Liability Directive review.
The team's sources of work continue to increase, with instructions not only from a range of UK insurers and corporates, but from insurers based in the US, Japan and multiple European jurisdictions. They can rely on team members fluent in a range of languages, including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek and Dutch; and are experienced in dealing with jurisdiction/choice of law issues.

The product liability team combines expertise in civil liability, recoveries along the supply chain, insurance policy coverage advice, product recall, regulatory experience (from dealing with regulators to advising on labelling and product launch issues) and group litigation/mass tort handling.

Members

Barnes, Peter

Bromley, Elliot

Coates, Helen

Dawson, Greg

Donnelly, Paul

Dunk, Nicola

Eaton, Sara-Jane

Gray, Carly

Groome, John

Irving, Neil

Kelly, Charlote

Kidman, Davd

Lagar, Chris

Lothian, Andrew

McCarroll, Scott

Mungovan, Tom

Pearce, Marisa

Rigby, Sarah

Sanchez, Rhys

Spence, Emma

Walshe, Kieran

Woodhouse, Antony

Industries

Automotive

Food and Drink

Life Sciences

Product Liability: Mainly Defendant

DWF

firm
Location

5 St Paul's Square

Old Hall Street

Liverpool

Merseyside

UK

L3 9AE

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