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Erica Power

Call 1990

"Her forensic abilities are well known, she can be relied upon to uncover the smallest details, and her clear explanation of the issues is much appreciated by all. She assimilates information with remarkable alacrity and is able to offer both empathy and realism in conference with clients and experts."
(Chambers & Partners 2020)

Product Liability

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

Selected Cases

  • Instructed by Kennedys in the MOM Hip Litigation on behalf of Finsbury Orthopaedics, Finsbury Instruments and Mitch/Stryker.  (Also appeared for De Puy at interlocutory stage).
  • Instructed for Defendant manufacturers in early UK litigation relating to TVT (vaginal mesh) – work included liaison with US clients on case to be put forward in UK courts.
  • Instructed in the PIP Breast Implant Litigation on behalf of Transform Medical Group (CS) Limited and their insurers in relation to the supply of PIP breast implants manufactured in France (led by Jonathan Waite QC).  Involved in all aspects of the litigation including preparation of pleadings and expert reports and representation of client at interlocutory hearings.
  • 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.
  • Instructed as part of the defence team acting for John Wyeth & Brother in the Benzodiazepine Litigation.
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Qualifications


  • 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


“Superb advocate and thorough in her cross-examination. Never afraid of a challenge and always very forensic in her analysis which pays dividends when a case comes to trial.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Her forensic abilities are excellent – she can be relied upon to uncover the smallest details. She assimilates information with remarkable alacrity and is able to offer both empathy and realism in conference with clients.”; “She’s extremely intelligent, detailed and brilliant with experts.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Erica has huge experience in the field of product liability. She is a formidable opponent. She is unfailingly courteous, she also has a steely determination and resolve. She is an excellent and clear advocate. She is also devastating on paper. And is the senior junior of choice for many insurers.”

Legal 500, 2021

“A clear and convincing advocate with a good grasp of the issues. She’s able to deploy her strategic and commercial experience to negotiate a settlement.”; “A very experienced junior.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Her forensic abilities are well known, she can be relied upon to uncover the smallest details, and her clear explanation of the issues is much appreciated by all. She assimilates information with remarkable alacrity and is able to offer both empathy and realism in conference with clients and experts.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Her cross-examination is very forensic.”

Legal 500, 2020

“She’s a very strong performer and formidable advocate”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“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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