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Herbert Smith Freehills

Product Liability: Mainly Defendant

1 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Attracts praise for its contentious product liability work, regularly handling big-ticket disputes and group actions. Well versed in representing tobacco sector clients, and also offers expertise to clients in a range of other industries, including automotive, consumer goods, and food and drink. Noted international experience and ability to coordinate matters around the globe. Regularly called upon to handle claims and recall matters for manufacturing clients.

Work highlights

Advised Diageo in relation to the global coordination of legal and commercial issues arising from its distribution of thalidomide in the 1950s and 1960s, including a class action matter.

Notable practitioners

Philip Pfeffer has a broad product liability practice which encompasses both regulatory advice and litigation. He is regularly sought after by clients hailing from the tobacco, manufacturing and automotive industries.
"Philip Pfeffer offers excellent client care with a rapid response time, and is commercially minded."

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Product Liability: Mainly Defendant


Philip A Pfeffer
Band 4