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Leigh Day

PRIORY HOUSE, 25 ST JOHN'S LANE, LONDON, EC1M 4LB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7650 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7253 4433
DX:
53326 CLERKENWELL
Email:
Web:
www.leighday.co.uk

Bozena Michalowska-howells

Tel:
Work 020 7650 1200
Email:
Leigh Day

Work Department

Product liability

Position

Bozena specialises in product liability group actions. She initially worked with senior partner Martyn Day on his major group claim against tobacco companies on behalf of lung cancer sufferers. Since then she has developed specific expertise relating to defective medical devices, particularly hip replacements. She conducted proceedings on behalf of the DePuy Hylamer Action Group in their group action product liability claim against the manufacturers of defective Hylamer artificial hip components and also acted on behalf of Trinidadian clients bringing claims under the 3M Capital Hip Protocol for compensation for failed hip replacements due to defective components. Bozena is currently the lead solicitor in group actions against the manufacturers of the DePuy Pinnacle Ultamet Total Hip Replacement and is heading up a group claim in respect of the Birmingham Total Hip Replacement, whilst also investigating other total hip replacements such as the Finsbury Adept. Bozena also has expertise in claims relating to pharmaceuticals; including claims on behalf of a group of claimants who have suffered depression and suicidal ideation as a result of a Diet Drug and on behalf of Parkinson’s disease patients suffering from the side effects of dopamine agonist drugs used to control their symptoms but who subsequently developed pathological gambling behaviour. Bozena has also worked on a number of the firm’s international group claims including the cases brought on behalf of South African and Swazi asbestos mine and mill workers against the UK multinational companies Cape plc and T&N. She represented Bangladeshi victims of arsenic poisoning in a ground-breaking claim against the Natural Environment Research Council. She also represented war time Poles now living in the UK, in their compensation claims against the German government and German companies for forced and slave labour during the Second World War.

Career

Trained Amhurst Brown Colombotti; qualified 1995; then assistant in the commercial/civil litigation department; Leigh Day 1997, partner in 2003.

Languages

Polish.

Member

APIL.

Education

University of Kent, Canterbury (1988 BA (Hons) History and Drama); Holborn College of Law (1991 Common Professional Examination); College of Law, Lancaster Gate (1992 Law Society Final Examination).

Leisure

Family, skiing and property development.


London: Insurance

Product liability: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Bozena Michalowska - Leigh Day

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