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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Peter Rudd-Clarke

Tel:
Work +44 20 3060 6535
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/peter-rudd-clarke/
RPC

Work Department

Life Sciences and Products

Position

Legal Director. Peter specialises in defending manufacturers of complex products against liability claims, including those in the Life Sciences sector. Peter also advises on the regulatory regime governing medical devices and pharmaceuticals and advises insurers on coverage matters (often with an overseas element).

Peter writes on product liability matters for industry journals and has been quoted in The Times and the insurance press discussing the risks faced by manufacturers of medical products.

Career

Trained at Linklaters; qualified 2004; Clyde & Co 2005 – 2007; joined RPC 2007.

Languages

Spanish

Member

UK Bioindustry Association

Education

Exeter University; Nottingham Law School


London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Rising stars

Peter Rudd-Clarke - RPC

Within: Product liability: defendant

RPC has an experienced team acting for insurers in claims arising particularly in the life sciences area, where Dorothy Flower is a key name, but is also active in the automotive, chemicals, household goods and technology fields. The group regularly acts in disputes which span multiple jurisdictions and works closely together with the firm's Singapore and Hong Kong offices. Gavin Reese took over the practice lead from Flower, and he and consultant Nick McMahon have longstanding experience in the field. Legal director Peter Rudd-Clarke advises on regulatory matters.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

RPC's 'razor sharp and thoughtful' team is headed by Dorothy Flower who specialises in product liability defence cases relating to medical devices and pharmaceutical products. She acts for a range of manufacturers and suppliers, often on the instructions of insurers, and also handles claims arising from clinical trials. The team is entrusted with some high-profile work including actions relating to breast implants and 'metal hips on metal' disputes; Peter Rudd-Clarke specialises in cases involving orthopaedic implant litigation. Rowan Brown  is also experienced in these areas and Genevieve Isherwood assists on medical malpractice and product liability claims.

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