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Shaun Ferris

Call 1985

"he is very highly regarded by insurers for his thorough approach and sound advice"; "he immediately grasps the important issues and understands the commercial realities"
(Legal 500 2016)

Product Liability

Instructed in product liability claims usually involving an element of personal injury. Increasingly involved in group litigation (Foetal Anti Convulsant, Linkwise Sofa litigation, PIP implants and Metal on Metal Hip Implants) but also handles an increasing number of individual claims (such as failed gastric bands, allegedly defective pharmaceutical products or failed industrial machinery of various kinds). Recent cases include:

  • Wood v Day’s Healthcare [2016] EWHC 1079 (QB) involving allegedly defective wheelchair
  • Metal on Metal Hip Implant litigation
  • Claim involving allegedly defective surf wave machine
  • Claim involving defective industrial pallet machinery
  • Claim involving allegedly defective gym equipment

Selected Cases

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Recommendations


“An excellent negotiator who is exceptionally straightforward with his advice.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018

“Has an easy manner and is popular with clients.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018

“he is very highly regarded by insurers for his thorough approach and sound advice”; “he immediately grasps the important issues and understands the commercial realities”

Legal 500 2016

“he is very easy to deal with and very clear and incisive in his advice” ; “he’s QC material at a junior price”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“he has exceptional leadership qualities that make him very popular with clients” ; “takes a very level-headed and practical approach”

Legal 500 2015

“a robust advocate with a keen tactical appreciation of the complexities of catastrophic injury cases”; he’s practical and down-to-earth, and has an excellent rapport with clients. He makes sensible commercial decisions and is collaborative in his approach”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“adopts a relaxed but detailed approach”; “very user friendly, analytical and unflappable”

Legal 500 2014

“a market leader in large-loss claims” “He’s excellent, and takes a detailed approach”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“QC-level advocacy skills” and “good fun to work with”

Legal 500 2013

“excellent advocacy skills” ; “superb tactical appreciation”

Chambers & Partners 2012

“one of the best senior juniors in personal injury”

Legal 500 2011

“a first-class senior junior” ; “thoughtful and pragmatic” ; “ability to persuade the judge around to his way of thinking.”

Chambers & Partners 2011


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