Product Liability

Our Product Liability lawyers advise on the whole spectrum of issues which arise when a problem with a product is identified.  We provide fast, pragmatic and cost effective advice to minimise the impact to your business and brand reputation.

Main areas of practice

Product Liability matters will raise important and often complicated issues.  What are the contractual terms and conditions? Which country's law applies when there is a global supply chain? What are your regulatory obligations? How do you manage the impact on your business reputation and brand?  How can you minimise your liability with well drafted contracts of purchase and sale? Our multi-faceted team will support your business and provide specialist advice on whatever issue arises.

Our experience team can help with:

  • Contractual terms and conditions
  • Limiting your business' liability
  • Drafting supply agreements
  • Jurisdiction and global supply chain issues
  • Business reputation and brand protection
  • Regulatory obligations
  • Disputes with suppliers and customers
  • Recovering and minimising losses
  • Insolvency concerns
  • Queries regarding insurance

Clients

We work with clients in a wide range of industry sectors.

Significant experience 

Some examples of recent work undertaken by the Product Liability team:

  • Acting in a number of multi-party product liability disputes, all concerning the supply of defective goods that contaminated other products in the supply chain.
  • Advising a client which had been supplied a non-compliant part for a safety device.  The client had procured the part from more than one supplier based outside the UK, one of which subsequently went into liquidation.  We advised on the claim process to recover money for the client, the inspection and replacement programme and regulatory aspects.
  • Acting for a company in relation to a dispute arising from the purchase of defective parts that had been incorporated into our client's product. We advised on the applicable terms and conditions with our client's supplier. We reviewed the statements and notifications sent to customers and advised on liability to customers and the management of claims made.

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