Crown Office Chambers is a centre of excellence in the field of Product Liability, with unparalleled experience.
Members of Chambers have acted in virtually every significant piece of litigation in the field since the early days of the Consumer Protection Act; for instance, members have acted in litigation involving the MMR vaccine, CJD, the Northwick Park pharmaceutical trials, Epilim and Vioxx.
This pedigree continues to develop. We continue to be involved in key litigation and decisions. For example, the landmark case of Wilkes v DePuy International Limited in 2016 was argued successfully by a member of chambers. We are involved in current litigation group actions such as the Metal-on-Metal Hip Litigation, Seroxat, vaginal mesh and the latest incarnation of the Thalidomide Litigation.
We contribute to key textbooks (such as the chapter on Multi-Party Actions in Bullen & Leake) and are recognised by the directories as a “market leader”.
We believe that our success is based on a number of characteristics beyond mere legal knowledge. We are approachable, practical and pragmatic. We do not live in ivory towers but appreciate that clients have real aims and needs and we strive to deliver and communicate in plain English, not legal jargon.
We offer the advantage of expertise in a wide range of fields which are often relevant to product liability claims. Chambers has expertise in construction, insurance, property damage, clinical negligence, personal injury and Health & Safety. These fields all intersect with product liability. Cases are rarely neatly contained in one category. Our breadth of experience allows us to meet our client’s needs comprehensively by providing counsel who have experience across all relevant areas or by pooling together a team of Counsel from different disciplines.
We strive to continue our long-established tradition of approachable, practical and helpful excellence.
For further information and to view the profiles of individual members of Chambers, please click on the relevant barrister profiles.