Firms To Watch: Product liability: claimant

Hausfeld & Co LLP offers a small but experienced health and safety team in the UK, led by Sarah Moore , which regularly works on high profile international matters.
Founded in 2021, the burgeoning product liability team at Pogust Goodhead (formerly PGMBM) specialises in high stakes, high profile group litigation, particularly those relating to diesel emissions and medical product liability claims. Tom Goodhead manages the team, which recently added Matthew Newbould from Irwin Mitchell.

Product liability: claimant in London

Hugh James

The team at Hugh James specialises in product liability work relating to medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs, with a number of skilled medical practitioners to call upon. Members of the practice also have significant experience recovering compensation for defective household products. Mark Harvey leads the Cardiff-based team with over 35 years of experience representing claimants, handling some if the most significant cases in the sector. He is supported by associates Pauline Roberts, Aidan Lloyd and Carlos Land.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mark Harvey

Autres avocats clés:

Carlos Land; Pauline Roberts; Aidan Lloyd

Les références

‘Pauline Roberts was amazing from day 1 she took me through every step of whatever was asked of me. I was a total novice, Pauline painstakingly explained legal wording, procedures, and possible outcomes. She did all this with ease and gave me confidence when I got overwhelmed by it all at times. I have nothing but admiration for this lovely lady.’

‘Aidan Lloyd has been my solicitor throughout the claims process. He has been approachable, knowledgeable and sensible throughout . Helping to guide me through unfamiliar territory whilst keeping the information clear and easy to understand. He gave me confidence in knowing who way to proceed and we achieved a more than acceptable end point.’

‘Major claimant players in the product liability field. Well resourced and structured team. Decades of experience within the team means that they are unafraid to take on the most challenging cases. Extremely skillful in driving group litigation forwards.’

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a cohort of claimants pursuing claims for injuries as a result of defective intraocular lenses.

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell‘s group actions and product liability team is pre-eminent in handling individual and group claims relating to defective products, including those with cross-border elements. The firm also has considerable experience in handling high-profile medical negligence claims. Tim Annett has particular expertise in claims related to defective medical devices while Sallie Booth is experienced handling group litigation. At the associate level, Catherine Slattery and Natalie Truman are both important figures handling defective products, abuse and clinical negligence.

Responsables de la pratique:

Tim Annett; Sallie Booth; Clive Garner

Autres avocats clés:

Catherine Slattery; Natalie Truman

Les références

‘Major player in the product liability field. Very well resourced and led. Able to deploy teams of lawyers to the big claims when required. Always pragmatic in their approach and consequently achieve realistic, quality outcomes for their many clients. Able to take on claims against the biggest corporates with the deepest pockets and achieve excellent results.’

‘Sallie Booth: Vastly experienced partner; highly respected by all in the product liability field. Despite her seniority still very much hands on with clients and they all seem to love her! As with many at her level a keen eye for strategy and how to bring multi-party litigation to a successful conclusion.’

‘Natalie Truman and the team have been outstanding in their sensitivity and understanding of a very personal issue with my case. They have always kept me up to date with how my case is proceeding and explained very clearly anything I have not understood.’

Principaux clients

Boeing 737 Max claims

Trans Vaginal Mesh Litigation

Lariam claims

Sorin heater-cooler claims

Nutribullet claims

Advanced Bionics cochler implant claims

Principaux dossiers

  • Acting for all 4 UK-based families in claims arising from Boeing 737 Max crash in Ethiopia. Litigation is ongoing in the USA and has the potential to be one of the largest aviation disater claims in history.
  • Lead solicitors in the Trans-Vaginal Mesh litigation relating to claims against Johnson & Johnson for pelvic organ prolapse products
  • Representing individuals who have suffered injury due to alleged defective cochlear implants with claims against Advanced Bionics

Leigh Day

Leigh Day is an industry leader in matters of collective redress, acting for both individuals and groups. The team is also known for its work with diesel vehicle emissions, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and chemical products. Notably, the team has taken a leading role on the litigation of the ‘dieselgate’ vehicle emissions scandal. Team leader Bozena Michalowska-Howells specialises in complex group litigation, and is joint leader of the UK group action against Volkswagen and VW. Jill Paterson is an accompished personal injury lawyer and a passionate campaigner for consumer and patient rights. Other important names on the team are Thomas Jervis, Shazia Yamin and Thomas Jervis.

Responsables de la pratique:

Bozena Michalowska

Autres avocats clés:

Jill Paterson; Michelle Victor; Thomas Jervis; Tina Patel

Les références

‘The leading claimant product liability team by almost any metric, it is no coincidence that Leigh Day tend to be involved in the most significant cases and holding manufacturers to account over unsafe products. The defining factor of the team is that no stone will ever be left unturned and they will do everything possible to get the best result. That, combined with the compassion they bring to their work, makes this team special.

‘Thomas Jervis is internationally recognised in the field for his expertise in consumer law and product liability. He is extraordinarily thorough in his preparation for and knowledge of his case load and he combines this with a humble and approachable manner that makes him an absolute delight to work with. He is an outstanding team player and highly capable.’

‘The team is top class in its knowledge and experience relating to product liability. They are very innovative and are fully focused on delivering the best possible solutions for their clients.’