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Toby Riley-Smith QC

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He is a leading silk in the fields of product liability, health and safety, environmental and consumer law. He acts for organisations and individuals in claims, prosecutions, mediations, public inquiries and/or inquests – often representing clients in all of the different processes that follow product failures, accidents or disasters. He has particular expertise in group litigation, having acted in some of the most significant group actions of the last two decades including The Tobacco Litigation, The MMR Vaccine Litigation, The PIP Breast Implant Litigation and The Corin Metal-on-Metal Hip Litigation. He acts for a manufacturer in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.


Jules Thorne Scholar, Middle Temple (1994). Called 1995. Attorney General's A Panel (2012-2016). Queen's Counsel (2016).

Professional Memberships

PIBA, COMBAR, Medico-Legal Society and Health and Safety Lawyers' Association; CEDR Accredited Mediator (2000).


Contributor to 'Product Liability Law and Insurance'(2000). Contributor to Volume 37 of Halsbury's Laws - 'Practice and Procedure' (2001). Co-author of Blackstone's 'Guide to Consumer Credit Act 2006' (2006). Contributing editor of 'Goode: Consumer Credit Law and Practice (Looseleaf)(2007-2018).Co-author of Butterworths' Commercial and Consumer Law Handbook (2009-2018).


Born 1969; educated Eton College; Trinity College, Cambridge; and City University. Married with three children.