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Shaun Ferris

Call 1985

“A no-nonsense high quality barrister that gets the job done with a minimum of fuss.”
(Legal 500, 2021)

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
  • Claim involving allegedly defective equipment at an indoor activity centre

Selected Cases

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“He has an ability to marshal complex expert evidence and navigate through difficult issues in a clear, concise and pragmatic way.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Shaun provides silk quality as a junior.”

Legal 500, 2022

“A strong negotiator who is very effective and personable when dealing with clients.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“A first-rate advocate, he is also user friendly and approachable.”

Legal 500, 2021

“An excellent advocate who takes a common-sense approach.”; “He is very measured and has outstanding attention to detail. He gets good results.”; “He is very thorough in terms of his preparation and is a personable individual. He’s also a sound negotiator and his breadth of knowledge is very impressive.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“A no-nonsense high quality barrister that gets the job done with a minimum of fuss.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He provides a very high-level service in a very professional and reliable manner. He has immense knowledge and experience in personal injury matters.”; “He’s thorough, approachable and engages well with clients.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

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

Chambers & Partners, 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

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