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Leigh Day

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Jill Paterson

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Leigh Day

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Personal injury.


Jill specialises in product liability cases, international claims and multi-party actions. Jill has significant experience bringing product liability actions, having worked on the oral contraceptive pill litigation, the DePuy Hylamer group litigation, and the dopamine agonist litigation, as well as successfully settling a number of individual product liability claims. Jill has been involved with a number of Leigh Day’s high profile international group claims, including claims in Kenya, the Ivory Coast and Swaziland. More recently, she successfully represented a group of companies who suffered property damage and serious business interruption following the Buncefield Oil Explosion. Jill currently leads a team of solicitors and paralegals dealing with a wide variety of consumer claims and product liability matters, as well as claims arising out of people’s involvement in clinical trials. Jill’s metal on metal hip claim cases include those relating to the Biomet M2a-38 and Biomet M2a-Magnum, Corin Cormet, and Wright Conserve devices. She also represents people who have been implanted with certain models of Medtronic Sprint Fidelis and St Jude Medical Riata heart defibrillator leads. Jill also acts for a group of women who have suffered adverse health and psychological effects following their implantation with TVT, vaginal slings and surgical mesh products for stress urinary incontinence and prolapse. Jill represents a number of families against such well-known manufacturers as Beko, Bosch and Hotpoint in inquests and/or litigation arising out of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning linked to recalled consumer goods. Jill is an accredited member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), a member of the Pan European Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL), and is the Co-ordinator of APIL’s Multi-Party Special Interest Group. She became a partner of the firm in April 2011.


Trained Leigh Day & Co, qualified 2003; partner 2011.




Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL); co-ordinator of APIL’s multi-party special interest group; Pan-European Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).


Newcastle University (LLB (Hons)); King’s College London (Masters, Medical Law and Ethics); College of Law (Diploma in Legal Practice).

London: Insurance

Product liability: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Jill Paterson - Leigh Day

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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