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Crown Office Chambers (Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC), Jonathan Waite QC, London, ENGLAND

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Jonathan Waite QC

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Crown Office Chambers (Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC)


Barrister specialising in (1) product liability, in particular multi-party pharmaceutical and medical devices litigation, including Zimmer Metal on Metal Hip Litigation; MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine litigation; OC (Oral Contraceptive) litigation; FAC (Foetal anti-Convulsant) litigation; PIP breast implant litigation; Vioxx (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug); Zyprexa (anti-psychotic drug), Myodil (contrast medium); and vaginal meshes; and non-medical product liability: Dunlop tyres; Organo-phosphate sheep dip litigation; Scania 4 lorry litigation; Linkwise Sofa Litigation (2) personal injury, in particular industrial diseases (‘Financial Times’ upper limb disorder litigation; Longbridge Rover occupational asthma litigation; South West water H2S litigation, both group actions; outbreak of e-coli at Godstone Farm); Piper Alpha/psychiatric shock claims; Paddington train crash claims; (3) property damage especially fire cases (Penhallow Hotel fire, Stannard t/a Wyvern Tyres v Gore – no strict liability pursuant to Rylands v Fletcher for fire damage); (4) insurance policy disputes. Reported cases include XYZ v Various sub nom re PIP breast Implant Litigation [2013] EWHC 3643; Harrison & ors v Technical Sign Co Ltd and ors [2013] EWCA 1569; Furnell and ors v Flaherty t/a Godstone Farm, Health Protection Agency and Tandridge District Council [2013] EWHC 337; Stannard t/a Wyvern Tyres v Gore [2012] EWCA 1248; James v Eli Lilly & Co Ltd [2009] EWHC 198; Goodwin v Bennetts UK Ltd [2008] EWCA 1374; Fifield v Denton Hall Legal Services [2006] EWCA Civ 169; Sayers v Smith Kline Beecham, Merck & Co Inc [2004] EWHC 1899; XYZ v Schering Healthcare Limited & ors [2003] 70 BMLR 88 and [2002] EWHC; Afrika & Ors v Cape plc, XYZ v Schering Health Care limited & ors, Sayers v Smith Kline Beecham & ors [2001] EWCA Civ 2017; Davis v Jacobs, Camden & Islington HA and Novartis [1999] 3 Med Law Reports 72; Carroll v Fearon and Dunlop Limited [1998] PIQR 416; Hegarty v EE Caledonia [1996] 1 LIR 413 and [1997] 2 LIR 259; McFarlane v EE Caledonia (No 2) [1995] 1 LIR 366


Called 1978, Inner Temple; QC 2002.


London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Personal Injury Bar Association.


Sherborne School; Trinity College, Cambridge (1977 BA Law; 1981 MA).


Golf, skiing, bridge, wine.

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Jonathan Waite QC - Crown Office ChambersA maestro in the courtroom and leaves no stones unturned, very strategic.

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