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Leigh Day

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Michelle Victor

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Leigh Day

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Product liability.


Michelle Victor, partner: co-ordinator of APIL’s product liability special interest group. Michelle specialises in product liability cases and multi-party actions. Michelle has experience bringing product liability actions and has successfully settled a number of individual product liability claims. Michelle has particular expertise in claims involving defective artificial hip components (DePuy ASR Group Litigation). She supervises a team acting for over 550 clients who were implanted with the now recalled DePuy ASR metal on metal hip components.Michelle also has specialist expertise in food poisoning claims and has successfully pursued legal action against tour operators Thompson Holidays, as well as claims that have arisen out of what is believed to be one of the UK’s largest outbreaks of food poisoning. Michelle currently acts for the family of three young children who contracted foodborne botulism, sustaining significant injuries. Michelle also acts for a number of women who suffered a severe adverse reaction after using hair dye products containing para-phenlenediamine (PPD) and various cosmetic claims.


Trained Anthony Hodari; qualified 2000; Anthony Hodari 1997-2001; Russell Jones & Walker 2001-2011; partner Leigh Day 2013.


APIL; co-ordinator for the APIL product liability special interest group.


Alperton High School Alperton, Wembley, Middlesex (4 A levels and 8 GCSE’s); Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex (LLB law degree).



London: Insurance

Product liability: claimant

Within: Product liability: claimant

Leigh Day¬† is ‚Äėunquestionably one of the leading firms in the area of product liability‚Äô, with an excellent track record in group¬† litigation.¬†Bozena Michalowska Howells¬†specialises in group actions relating to pharmaceutical and medical device claims with specific expertise in defective orthopaedic product claims. She is the lead solicitor in the ongoing Volkswagen Emissions group litigation. Jill Paterson¬†is the lead partner representing 40 residents of Shepherd‚Äôs Court, an 18-storey tower block in West London, who were affected by a serious residential fire in 2016.¬† It is alleged that the fire was caused by a tumble dryer manufactured by Indesit, a Whirlpool brand. Clinical trials and product safety expert Gene Matthews¬†is representing a claimant who took part in a clinical trial for the drug MK-3475, a type of antibody used as an immunotherapy, and who subsequently developed a severe life-threatening neurological illness. The case settled in 2017. Additional areas of expertise include claims relating to food poisoning, cosmetic products and faulty white goods. Consumer rights expert Michelle Victor¬†is representing numerous claimants in high-profile medical device and food product cases. Associate Sarah Moore¬† has successfully represented clients seeking compensation for historic thalidomide injuries and has played a key role in the DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Group Litigation. Assistant solicitor Thomas Jervis¬†has played a key role in the Biomet and Conserve metal-on-metal hip group actions; he is also highly experienced in representing families in high-profile inquests.

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