Fountain Court Chambers

Product Liability Department

London (Bar)
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Fountain Court Chambers is noted for its expertise in product liability cases arising in the aviation, marine and industrial sectors. Its barristers are regularly called upon to act in disputes concerning alleged defects in the design and manufacture of aircraft and helicopters. Additional areas of strength for the team include claims arising from defective household goods, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, and the set's tenants are experienced in the handling of both individual claims and large group actions.

Client service: "The clerking is excellent - everyone is effective and timely." Alex Taylor leads the clerking team.


Akhil Shah QC

Specialises in highly technical product liability claims, particularly in the aviation sector. He offers significant expertise in cases concerning design and manufacturing defects in aircraft and helicopters. In addition, he is experienced in actions involving defective medical devices.
Strengths: "He's highly analytical, precise and thorough. He's also very professional and communicates clearly." "His drafting is absolutely excellent - it's technically very accurate and also very commercial and succinct."
Recent work: Continued to act for Airbus in a claim brought by Generali, the insurer of an airline, concerning the design and manufacture of the landing gear of the A320 aircraft.


Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC

Offers strength in a wide range of product liability cases, including those pertaining to pharmaceuticals, household goods and industrial products. Mulcahy frequently acts on behalf of government departments in addition to product manufacturers.
Strengths: "She is absolutely brilliant and has an extremely impressive client list. Her ability to analyse the issues is second to none and she's a very lovely person to work with too." "She's able to turn around complicated instructions very quickly and provides very clear advice."