Product liability

Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers are held responsible for any injuries caused by products.

We advise on all aspects of product liability, from pre-launch and product recalls through to defending claims. We advise on steps that can be taken to avoid or minimise the impact of potential claims. Where claims arise, we advise on the tactics to be employed with a view to achieving a settlement or a successful outcome should a case proceed to Court.

For cases involving substantial losses, we work with forensic accountants so that we can together provide legal and financial expertise on the losses attributable to defective goods or services.

Our experience includes:

  • Successfully pursuing a claim in excess of £1million between an international distributor and UK wide retailer on behalf of a computer supplier.
  • Succeeding in a claim valued in excess of £14 million for a UK based computer reseller against a Chinese manufacturer for alleged design and production deffects.