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Toby Gee

Call 1992

"He is very detailed and doesn't leave anything to chance."
(Chambers & Partners 2015)

Product Liability

Selected Cases

  • Henderson v Feldbinder – Acted for successful German lorry manufacturer sued by UK employer alleging negligent design of handrail on tanker. Issues included whether compliance with German safety standard was sufficient.
  • Snow & Rock v Bosch, Iveco et al – Acted for Bosch GmbH in relation to vehicle fire allegedly due to negligently designed / manufactured ABS unit.
  • Toughened glass panels on new office building spontaneously shattering, claim against manufacturers of panels and against enamel paint manufacturers (£½ M claim).
  • Vehicle fires allegedly due to design / manufacturing faults: Cars (2 manufacturers), lorries (2 manufacturers).
  • Fires allegedly due to electrical faults in domestic appliances (eg toaster, washing machine, Beko fridge-freezer).
  • Industrial glass-handling machine severing engineer’s hand – allegedly defective system of electronic sensors.
  • Fire in sauna at leisure centre – claim against sauna designers / suppliers.
  • Racing motorcycle wheel shattering.
  • Exploding paint canister causing blindness.
  • Finger amputated in car park ticket vending machine. Acted for manufacturers. Held: Pre-marketing testing inadequate. Adequate testing would have revealed risk of injury, which could easily have been removed. However, actual risk was so low that a reasonable manufacturer would not have taken steps to reduce it if known. Therefore claim failed.
  • Medtronic Sprint Fidelis lead for ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator). Represented the claimant against Medtronic. Claim settled.
  • Intervertebral disc prosthesis – alleged defects in design / manufacture causing severe back problems – development risk defence – skilled intermediary. Represented manufacturer. Claimant represented by Barry Cotter QC. Claim settled at mediation.
  • Incorrect knee implant – cause of long-term knee problems.
  • Fertility clinic – sperm bank – use of sperm with chromosomal abnormality – liability in relation to resulting foetuses / babies.
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Qualifications


  • ADR Accredited Mediator

Memberships


  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Technology & Construction Bar Association

Recommendations


“Methodical and persuasive.”

Legal 500 2016

“He is very detailed and doesn’t leave anything to chance.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“He’s very approachable and responds very quickly with detailed advice.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“Highly regarded for his versatility.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“He provides excellent advice which leaves no room for doubt.”

Legal 500 2014

“Excellent in the courtroom.”

Legal 500 2013


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