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Jill Paterson

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Practice Areas

Jill is a partner with a leading consumer law practice specialising in product liability cases, both for individuals and as multi-party actions. She is widely regarded as one of the UK’s best claimant product liability lawyers who represents the victims of house fires linked to faulty consumer goods. She regularly represents families at inquests, with notable cases including the death of Santosh Benjamin following a fridge-freezer fire and the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse after eating a Pret a Manger baguette. Jill went on to help the family to achieve “Natasha’s Law”. Her wider experience includes medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurance law and international claims.


Trained Leigh Day; qualified 2003; partner 2011.

Education Newcastle University (LLB (Hons)); King’s College London (Masters, Medical Law and Ethics); College of Law (Diploma in Legal Practice).

Professional Memberships

Jill is an accredited member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), a member of the Pan European Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL), and is the Co-ordinator of APIL’s Multi-Party Special Interest Group.


Jill is a regular author of Lexology articles and has written for PI Focus.