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Marcus Pilgerstorfer

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Employment , Product Liability
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Employment - London (Bar)

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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's simply outstanding: super clever, incredibly hard-working and very approachable." "He's very experienced and very knowledgeable."
Recent work: Acted for Community Based Care Health in an employment status appeal concerning whether an out-of-hours GP was a 'worker' for the purposes of holiday pay.
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Product Liability - London (Bar)

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Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC
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's a very technical lawyer who understands and enjoys the law." "He's very thoughtful, speaks with with authority and is comfortable on his feet."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in a case concerning allegedly defective intra-ocular lenses which were implanted into the claimant's eyes as an alternative to corrective laser surgery. The claimant alleges the implant in one eye was defective in that it has left her with permanently cloudy vision.
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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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