Product Liability

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Henderson Chambers is consistently ranked by the legal directories as the leading Product Liability set in the country being described as being “in a league of its own” with a“panoply of eminent product liability specialists” (Chambers UK). “Widely regarded as reigning supreme on the defendant side”, it contributes “more barristers to the leaders table than any other set” (Legal 500).

Over the past 2 decades members of Chambers have been instructed in many of the most significant product liability claims, including group actions concerning Opren, Benzodiazepines, Lariam, Pertussis, Tobacco, Organophosphates, Norplant, MMR, Sabril, Foetal Anti-Convulsants and Seroxat.  Members feature in the  “Atomic Veterans”, OCENSA Pipeline and Trafigura cases. Chambers’ experience in disputes concerning commercial product liability claims and product liability insurance has included the Benzene Litigation and litigation arising from disputes following the Sudan Red, Para Red and petrol contamination product recalls.

Our work encompasses contractual and tortious, commercial and personal injury, claims involving defective products, regulatory proceedings and prosecutions and advising on precautionary steps and improvements to be taken to ensure compliance with relevant consumer protection legislation, both criminal and civil.

We are widely recognised for our experience in litigation and advisory services involving pharmaceutical products, medical devices, vehicles, food and drink, and agricultural products.

We offer a strong team, at all levels of seniority including recognised leaders in this field both at silk and junior counsel level.

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