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Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Group LitigationEmploymentProduct Liability
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Group Litigation - All Circuits

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Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC
Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC is a highly regarded silk known for his wealth of experience in group actions. He has notably broad knowledge of the area, having acted for claimants and defendants in cases concerning data privacy, employment and pensions, and medical product liability.
Strengths: "He is tactically very good and has a very calming manner." "He is very approachable and looks for practical and sensible solutions."
Recent work: Acted in the PIP Breast Implants Litigation, a case featuring two group litigation orders, brought by thousands of women who received breast implants using the discredited PIP products.
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Employment - London (Bar)

Band 3

Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC
Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC handles a wide employment practice but is particularly known for his expertise in all types of discrimination claims. He is instructed by individuals, financial institutions, SMEs and trade unions in connection with a wide variety of issues, including holiday pay, redundancy and strike action.
Strengths: "He is considered, thoughtful and his drafting is excellent." "He is an attractive, persuasive and measured advocate in court."
Recent work: Instructed for the Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers in two separate pieces of group litigation involving thousands of claims in respect of fire-fighter and police officer public sector pension reforms.
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Product Liability - London (Bar)

Band 2

Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC
Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC is noted for his extensive knowledge of product liability and his impressive practice focused on representing claimants. He is instructed in both individual cases as well as high-profile group actions. He offers particular strength in cases concerning defective products in the medical and pharmaceutical industries.
Strengths: "He is really easy to deal with, and his knowledge of product liability is encyclopedic." "Very intelligent and brilliant at spotting solutions in tricky cases."
Recent work: Instructed in a case concerning allegedly defective bicycle forks. The defect was said to arise from problems in the manufacturing process when creating carbon fibre layers. As a result of the defect, the claimant suffered a significant injury when cycling.
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Practice Areas

Marcus is a specialist in the fields of employment and discrimination; product liability; data protection and public law and human rights and has appeared in a number of the leading cases. E.g. CJEU: King v Sash Window Workshop; ECtHR: RMT v UT; Supreme Court: Travelers v XYZ, KO (Nigeria), Hainsworth v MOD, Keyu v SoS, Edwards v Chesterfield; Court of Appeal: HA (Iraq), Mahmood v UT, Seahorse v Nautilus, Binbuga v SoS, SC (Zimbabwe); High Court GLOs: Pinnacle, PIP Breast Implants, Sabril. Please see full profile on 11kbw.com.

Career

MA English Law with German Law: St John’s, Oxford (first class honours); PhD: Manchester University. Called 2002 (Gray’s Inn Scholar); QC 2020. Recorder (Crime and Civil). Advocacy Trainer (Gray’s Inn). AG Panel (A, B and C, 2008-2020).

Professional Memberships

ILS, ELBA, ELA, DLA, BIICL Product Liability Forum, Common Core Product Liability group.

Publications

Numerous journal publications; contributor to Tolley’s Employment Law Handbook; Civil Court Practice (Green Book); Munkman on Employer’s Liability; Cambridge Companion to EU Private Law; Discrimination in Employment.

Personal

Languages: English (native) and German.

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