Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Group Litigation - All Circuits
Malcolm Sheehan QC is a leader in the field of medical product liability litigation, and is in constant demand to defend pharmaceutical companies in major group claims.
Strengths: "Sees the bigger picture and gets to the key points."
Recent work: Acted for GlaxoSmithKline in its successful defence of a group claim concerning the antidepressant drug Seroxat.
Product Liability - London (Bar)
Malcolm Sheehan QC maintains a thriving product liability practice and impresses with his client-friendly manner. His expertise encompasses cases dealing with medical devices, as well as pharmaceutical, automotive and consumer products. Sheehan routinely acts in complex and high-profile group actions and also has an in-depth knowledge of product liability insurance and product recall.
Strengths: "He is calm, clear and gets the right result."
Recent work: Acted for Johnson & Johnson UK in defence of claims brought against Johnson & Johnson's TVT products for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence.
Real Estate Litigation - London (Bar)
Malcolm Sheehan QC is recognised for his expertise at the property Bar and sits as a part-time judge in the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal. His clients include developers and local authorities. He has extensive experience of acting in the Court of Appeal and Chancery courts. He has expertise in property disputes relating to infrastructure.
Strengths: "He has a lot of knowledge in this area and is very commercial." "He gives you confidence in what he is saying. He is very clear, user-friendly and helpful."
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Commercial and common law practice concentrating on product liability, group actions, property, arbitration and insurance, personal injury and health and safety. Product liability experience includes acting for defendants in leading multi-party and individual claims relating to pharmaceutical products, medical devices and motor vehicles. Malcolm's Property expertise includes commercial and residential landlord and tenant, covenants, dilapidations and public law property claims. His personal injury practice includes international tort claims, employer liability claims and sporting accidents. Malcolm's reported cases include Young v Home Office, the Seroxat Group Litigation and Rogers v Hoyle. He is experienced in health and safety and environmental criminal and civil litigation.
Oriel College, Oxford (First Class Honours). Mansfield Scholarship; Denning Scholarship; Inns of Court Studentship; Judicial assistant to Lord Woolf while Master of the Rolls. Junior Counsel to the Crown ('A' Panel). Recorder & Judge of First Tier Tribunal. Appointed QC 2015
Commercial Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Health and Safety Lawyers Association; Personal Injury Bar Association.
Contributor to 'The Civil Practitioner's Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998', 'Halsbury's Laws' (Vol 37), Butterworths Civil Court Precedents, and Kluwer International Product Law Manual.