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UK Bar London (Bar) Product Liability

This section encompasses legal claims that allow an injured party to recover financial compensation from the manufacturer or seller of a product. Examples include faulty brakes, contaminated food and medicine lacking appropriate label warnings. Sets advise manufacturers, distributors, suppliers retailers and others who make the product available to the public.

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Band 1
  1. Henderson Chambers
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    Henderson Chambers
    Product Liability
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Henderson Chambers offers an unrivalled level of expertise spanning a wide range of product liability disputes. The set houses an impressive bench of senior and junior barristers who are frequently sought out to act for major manufacturers across the transport, pharmaceutical, food and drink, and medical devices sectors, among others. Particular highlights include their ongoing involvement acting for Johnson & Johnson UK defending claims regarding their pelvic organ prolapse products and their representation of VW and other companies with respect to the NOx Emissions litigation. Members are regularly called upon to represent their clients in complex and high-profile litigation, and have considerable experience of handling multiparty claims.
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Band 2
  1. 2 Temple Gardens
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    2 Temple Gardens
    Product Liability
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    The barristers at 2 Temple Gardens are regularly called upon to represent both claimants and defendants in complex product liability claims on both a domestic and international scale. The set's members bring their expertise in complementary areas such as property damage, clinical negligence and personal injury to bear when acting for and advising their clients on disputes involving medical devices and household products alleged to have caused fires or floods. This has included acting for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Tenant Management Organisation regarding claims stemming from the Grenfell Tower fire. The team is also adept at handling claims involving automotive products and heavy industry equipment.
  2. 7BR
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    7BR
    Product Liability
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    7BR is noted for its impressive representation of claimants in the full range of product liability cases. Members are regularly called upon to act in high-profile and high-stakes instructions involving defective medical devices, pharmaceuticals and household consumer goods, and are experienced in the handling of both individual and multiparty claims. 7BR acts for the claimants in the Textured Breast Implant group action. Cases arising from automotive failures are also a key area of strength for the team. Recent highlights include acting for claimants in the VW NOx emissions litigation. Interviewees remark: "They have an excellent pool of counsel."
  3. Crown Office Chambers
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    Crown Office Chambers
    Product Liability
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Crown Office Chambers houses a strong bench of barristers experienced in the handling of a wide range of product liability claims. The set's members are well versed in complex and high-value medical device and pharmaceutical cases, drawing on the set's recognised expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence law. An example of this work is their involvement acting for the defendant in Hastings v Finsbury. Additional areas of strength for the team include cases involving catastrophic damage caused by faulty mechanical and electronic products. The set is highly regarded for its handling of high-profile group actions, as well as individual claims.
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Band 3
  1. 4 New Square Chambers
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    4 New Square Chambers
    Product Liability
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    4 New Square Chambers continues to enjoy a strong reputation for its representation of defendants in both individual product liability claims and high-profile group actions. Its barristers receive a wealth of instructions in pharmaceutical claims and disputes concerning defective medical products, including acting on behalf of over 100 claimants against multiple manufacturers regarding their pelvic organ prolapse devices. Members are also experienced in the handling of cases arising from major fires. The team is able to draw on the set's broader strengths in construction and insurance to complement its product liability offering.
  2. Fountain Court Chambers
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    Fountain Court Chambers
    Product Liability
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    Fountain Court Chambers is noted for its expertise in product liability cases arising in the aviation, marine and industrial sectors. Its barristers are regularly called upon to act in disputes concerning alleged defects in the design and manufacture of aircraft and helicopters. Additional areas of strength for the team include claims arising from defective household goods, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Fountain Court is experienced in the handling of both individual claims and large group actions. Members acted on behalf of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in a civil litigation arising from claims made following the Grenfell Tower fire.
  3. Serjeants' Inn Chambers
    Product Liability
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3