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Erica Power

Call 1990

"She's always willing to call you and talk something through, no matter how minor it is."
(Chambers & Partners 2016)

Product Liability

Erica’s practice encompasses all types of product liability including group actions in relation to pharmaceutical and medical products.

Selected Cases

  • Instructed in the PIP Breast Implant Litigation (group action) on behalf of Transform Medical Group (CS) Limited and their insurers in relation to the supply of PIP breast implants manufactured in France.
  • Instructed on behalf of May & Baker / Rhone Poulenc in respect of Dimer X contrast medium.
  • Instructed as part of the defence team acting for John Wyeth & Brother in the Benzodiazepine litigation.
  • XYZ v Schering Health Care Ltd [2002] EWHC 1420 – Junior counsel for Schering Healthcare Ltd and John Wyeth & Brother Ltd in the Oral Contraceptive group litigation in respect of cardiovascular disorders (including DVT) alleged to have arisen from taking 3rd generation oral contraceptives.
  • Worsley v Tambrands Ltd – Junior counsel on behalf of Proctor & Gamble and Tambrands Ltd – toxic shock syndrome associated with the use of Tampax brand tampons.
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Qualifications


  • ADR Accredited Mediator
  • Kennedy & Hardwicke Scholarships, Lincoln’s Inn (1990)
  • Inns of Court Studentship Award (1989)
  • LLM, University of Virginia
  • BA (Hons), Trinity College, Cambridge University

Memberships


  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

Recommendations


“A very accomplished product liability barrister, who’s very considered in her approach and also very responsive. She’s always willing to call you and talk something through, no matter how minor it is. Also has a very good, common-sense approach.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“Her skillset includes personal injury, group litigation and product liability knowledge.”

Legal 500 2016

“She is a brilliant junior who provides strong support on the technical side.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“Very approachable, intelligent and thorough, she has a good courtroom presence.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“Hardworking; good in group litigation.”

Legal 500 2015


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