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  3. Product liability – 2018 silks
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Henderson Chambers is β€˜an outstanding set’ with β€˜top barristers in the product liability field’. The set has a β€˜deep and wide spread of talent’ and provides β€˜very high-quality’ representation in a range of matters, including the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, and continued litigation surrounding the Volkswagen emissions scandal, which involves multiple members of chambers acting for various parties.

Crown Office Chambers is β€˜an excellent defendant set’, with barristers described as β€˜maestros in the courtroom’. The work undertaken varies from large pharmaceutical group litigation, such as the Thalidomide case, to complex consumer product actions, with recent cases involving a faulty white good causing a tower block fire, prior to the Grenfell disaster.

4 New Square members have a β€˜depth of expertise in insurance and product liability’ work, and they are roundly praised for their β€˜thorough’ technical capabilities. Recent work includes acting for defendants in the high-profile β€˜metal-on-metal’ hip litigation. Another key case for the set was fallout from 2010’s Servisair cargo warehouse fire at Heathrow Airport, which required the establishment of liability among three parties.

7BR is β€˜a broad and strong set of experienced counsel’. The set have been involved in many of the headline medical device product liability cases, including the PIP implant, DePuy hip, and Lewin v Glaxosmithkline litigations. Set members are reviewed as β€˜fiercely intellectual and extremely hardworking’ and have had experience in the highest courts.

Members of the β€˜excellent’ Fountain Court Chambers provide β€˜measured advice’, across a range of sectors, including aviation, energy, medical and pharmaceuticals. The set has been involved in many of the leading claims in the medical sector such as PIP implants, metal hip replacements and a variety of leading vaccination litigations. Another key case for the set has been Ethiopian Airlines v Honeywell & Others.

Serjeants' Inn Chambers is β€˜an astute set’ with β€˜exceptionally intelligent’ barristers, who continue to act in many of the β€˜metal-on-metal’ hip cases, and in matters involving large pharmaceutical companies, including Merck and Bayer. Members also have expertise outside the medical and pharmaceutical space in defective consumer product litigation.

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