Expert product liability and safety lawyers

Blake Morgan is an expert product liability and safety law firm with nationwide offices.

Our team is able to provide you with the full spectrum of legal services required to deal with this complex and commercially sensitive area.

Our work advising regulatory agencies and public bodies puts our team in an ideal position to provide you with bespoke and objective advice in relation to product liability and safety issues.

We regularly advise companies subject to criminal investigations and prosecutions initiated by enforcing authorities as well as acting for companies involved in commercial litigation arising from product liability issues.

We also provide compliance advice for both established and start-up businesses.

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Main Areas Of Practice


Our expert product liability and safety lawyers offer a range of services including:

Compliance Advice

Our specialists can advise you in relation to product safety and compliance issues from inception and design to manufacturing of your product, to include the design of traceability, corrective action and recall procedures. Our advice covers all areas of risk management for designers, manufacturers and suppliers. We represent domestic and international clients across a wide range of sectors including marine, consumer, aviation and automotive.

Commercial Contracts

Our product safety lawyers can advise you in relation to how best to take your product to market, to include how to address distribution agreements and product liability issues. We provide specialist advice on limiting liability for defective products.

Product recalls and corrective action

Our product safety specialists can advise you in relation to product safety issues requiring corrective action and/or recalls. Our lawyers can advise you in relation to when and how to notify statutory agencies of product safety issues. We can advise you on practical steps for corrective action programmes and recall procedures.

Risk and crisis management

Blake Morgan has a critical incident protocol service for clients with a 24/7 advice service. We are able to assist you at short notice at any time to deal with business-critical incidents and work with you to protect your brand and reputation.

Enforcement

Our team of specialists can advise you in relation to raids and the exercise of statutory investigative powers by regulators. We can advise you in relation to all aspects of a product safety regulatory criminal investigation, and help you ensure that you and/or your organisation deal efficiently and effectively with any case.

Prosecution

We have a dedicated and experienced team of solicitors and barristers able to advise and appear on your behalf in the event of a criminal prosecution in any Court.

Commercial disputes

Our product safety experts are able to advise you in relation to defending and pursuing civil claims for compensation for breach of contract/negligence/strict liability resulting from defective product issues. We also advise on recoverability of losses from other parties who may have contributed to the reason for the incident occurring.

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Our Clients


Our expert product liability and safety lawyers work with SMEs and micro businesses right up to UK trading entities of large multinationals and PLCs. We also advise directors concerned with individual liabilities, regulatory agencies and public bodies.

Highlights


Advising a PLC in relation to an EU-wide recall of consumer products following a serious injury to a member of the public which resulted in a criminal investigation by Trading Standards. We liaised with colleague lawyers in Spain and the Republic of Ireland to ensure a co-ordinated approach.


Advising an end producer of a product containing a defective component as to its defence and pursuit of contractual claims up and down the supply chain.


Acting for an international supplier of marine safety equipment when it became aware of a product fault. We advised on an appropriate strategy for identifying faulty products, prioritising the most likely high-risk devices and minimising the time and cost involved with the recall. We also reviewed other supply contracts to see where there was scope for rescheduling timetables to make the most of resources.


Our Experts


Justin
Weare
Partner

London

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Jill
Bainbridge
Partner

Southampton

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Tom
Walker
Senior Associate Barrister

Cardiff

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Heather
Welham
Senior Associate

Southampton

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Rob
Jefferies
Associate

Reading

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