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Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Product Liability: Mainly Defendant

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What the team is known for

Regularly engaged on large-scale international disputes, and also adopts an advisory role for a number of multinational corporations. Expertise in a variety of areas, including tobacco and the automotive sector. Offers clients significant international expertise, covering Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Strong record acting for manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic, with a client base among major insurers and retailers.

Notable practitioners

Alison Newstead represents consumer product manufacturers and insurers, with experience handling litigation, inquests and judicial reviews.
"She is a great product liability lawyer."

Simon Castley is routinely sought out for his product liability expertise by a diverse range of clients. He is well regarded for his handling of multiparty litigation and often plays a coordinating role in cross-border proceedings.

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Overview

Shook, Hardy & Bacon International, L.L.P. was established in London in 1989. With practices in both the United States and Europe, Shook is able to accommodate clients with unique and often wide-ranging geographic needs. Shook London attorneys primarily practise in the areas of product liability, health and safety and commercial litigation. The London office represents clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, engineering, construction, transport, oil and gas, telecommunications, consumer products, leisure, retail and the public sector.

The firm has a team of lawyers who focus on international product liability and risk management matters. Shook London acts as coordinating counsel in pan-European product liability litigation, product recalls and regulatory compliance issues. Supported by an extensive network of local counsel, these attorneys have represented clients throughout Europe, the Middle East, and in jurisdictions such as Malaysia, India and Nigeria.

Members

Castley, Simon (Head of Department)

Bridges, Trevor

Croft, Sarah

Fielding, Leo

Fowler, Gregory

Newstead, Alison M

Pearce, Marisa

Sebree II, Samuel

Product Liability: Mainly Defendant Department

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Department location

Tower 42

25 Old Broad Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2N 1HQ

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Product Liability: Mainly Defendant


Alison M Newstead
Band 4
Simon Castley
Band 3