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Leading Silks

Alexander Antelme KCCrown Office Chambers 'Super responsive, utterly charming to work with, a sentiment shared by the clients '
Oliver Campbell KCHenderson Chambers ‘Oliver is an unflappable advocate who is extremely astute. He provides pragmatic advice and is adept at advising on complex group litigation matters.'
Charles Dougherty KC2 Temple Gardens ‘Charles' knowledge of this area of law is second to none. His organisational skills mean that he is the counsel of choice in large volume product liability claims.'
Prashant Popat KCHenderson Chambers ‘Prashant is superb and nothing puts him off his stride. He is first class with clients who love his considered and measured style.'
Neil Moody KC2 Temple Gardens ‘Neil is very impressive in court. His submissions are incredibly clear and manage to cut through complex legal and factual submissions with ease.’
Marcus Pilgerstorfer KC11KBW ‘Marcus is very approachable. He is excellent on paper and on his feet. He is accurate and unfazed by large complex litigation.'
Toby Riley-Smith KCHenderson Chambers ‘Toby is an absolute delight to work with even if he is on the other side. Annoyingly for his opponents, he charms judges and drives a hard bargain.’
Adam Heppinstall KC – Henderson Chambers ‘Adam is a formidable opponent. He’s robust, hardworking and on top of the detail. You know you have to be on the top of your game when against him.’
Christopher Johnston KCSerjeants’ Inn Chambers ‘Tremendously analytical in his approach to complex matters. His preparation for conferences particularly with experts in the use of spreadsheets and agendas is excellent.'
Andrew Kinnier KCHenderson Chambers ‘Andrew's advice was extremely clear, thorough and most importantly commercial so that the client understood clearly the parameters within which it had to work.'
Nathan Tavares KCOuter Temple Chambers ‘Nathan has a keen eye for detail, and is personable to both clients and solicitors. His pleadings are always succinct and well drafted.'

2022 Silks

Matthew Bradley KC4 New SquareA pragmatic and user-friendly barrister who can advise on civil and regulatory product liability issues.

2023 Silks

Kathleen Donnelly KCHenderson Chambers ‘Kathleen is trusted by her clients as a result of her incredibly hard work and the fact she gets the details organised.’

Leading Juniors

Isabel Barter4 New Square Chambers ‘Isabel is massively hard working, with a keen eye for detail and extraordinary depth of knowledge of the law relating to defective products.’
Heidi KnightSerjeants’ Inn Chambers ‘Heidi is extremely knowledgeable in the product liability field. Her advices are comprehensive and clearly set out.’
David MyhillCrown Office Chambers ‘Brilliant in providing very clear advice and cutting through to the central issues. An expert in product liability claims and clearly a KC in the making.'
Eloise PowerSerjeants’ Inn Chambers ‘Passionate about her cases and trying to get the best result for clients. An effective advocate, able to present complex issues clearly and attractively. Able to deal with the most complicated cases, and has a deep understanding of product liability law especially in relation to medical devices.'
Harry LambertCrown Office Chambers ‘Harry provides timely and detailed advice that is always well thought-through.’
James MeddCrown Office Chambers 'He is excellent. Very thorough, hands on, detailed, responsive, very strategic and first rate in his handling of clients.'
Erica PowerCrown Office Chambers ‘Erica has huge experience in the field of product liability. She is a formidable opponent.  She has a steely determination and resolve. She is an excellent and clear advocate.’
James PurnellHenderson Chambers ‘James is a highly skilled senior junior. His advocacy in inquest matters is excellent, striking the right balance between sensitivity to the difficult nature of inquests yet also maintaining a robust position on behalf of his client.'
Richard SageCrown Office Chambers ‘Clever, knowledgeable, hard-working, friendly and approachable.'
Chloe CampbellHenderson Chambers ‘Chloe excels in complex product liability claims which require a mastery of expert evidence. She has outstanding analytical skills and a tenacious approach to mastering demanding material.'
Carlo Taczalski  - Crown Office Chambers 'Carlo's enthusiasm and eye for detail are exceptional and he adopts a common sense approach to strategy which is a significant benefit to both us and our clients.'
Robert DickasonOuter Temple Chambers ‘Rob brings his serious clinical negligence experience to bear on products cases. He really has a detailed understanding of the technical side of these cases.'
Shaun FerrisCrown Office Chambers 'Shaun is a skilled advocate, whose pragmatic and empathetic approach ensures favourable results.'
Anna Hughes2 Temple Gardens ‘Anna is very intelligent with a keen eye for detail. She has a very good manner with clients and witnesses and gets to grip with the key issues quickly.'
Alistair Mackenzie2 Temple Gardens ‘Alistair provides mature and helpful insight in a legal team and is likely to be an ever-increasing presence in the product liability world.'
Lucy McCormick - Henderson Chambers 'Lucy is very diligent with both a strong eye for detail and good strategic sense. She thinks outside the box, identifying potential issues well in advance.'

Rising Stars

Juliet StevensCrown Office Chambers 'Attention to detail, excellent understanding of technical legal issues and all round great advocate.'

Product liability in London Bar

Henderson Chambers

Henderson Chambers is recognised as one of the pre-eminent sets in product liability claims and multi-party litigation. The chamber is experienced in leading unitary claims and group actions for injuries and losses caused by defective products such as PIP breast implants and metal on metal hips. Charles Gibson KC acts on major pharmaceutical cases, while Prashant Popat KC, Geraint Webb KC, Oliver Campbell KC and Malcolm Sheehan KC  are other silks in chambers who are notable in group actions in this space.


‘Great set with huge number of experts in this area.’

‘They are the leading product liability set and get involved in all the big pharmaceutical and group action cases.’

‘The set is an excellent set for product liability and health and safety matters. A number of the Counsel in the set are at the top of their field.’

‘Probably the leading set on the defendant side for product liability.’

‘Henderson Chambers is known as a top set for health and safety/inquests.’

‘I cannot rate Henderson highly enough for product liability. They are the go-to set and have enormous breadth of experience in this field. I have worked alongside several counsel there and they have all been, without exception, very astute lawyers and extremely hard-working to ensure excellent results for their clients.’

‘Henderson is the dominant set in the group litigation space and well known for product liability claims.’

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2 Temple Gardens

2 Temple Gardens is experienced in all aspects of product liability from global manufacturing and distribution, complex supply chains to contractual liability and insurance coverage. Members such as Charles Dougherty KC and Jack Harris  are well-versed in clinical negligence and personal injury cases in relation to medical devices and pharmaceutical claims. Neil Moody KC is well-known for dealing with claims arising out of fires and flood damage. Isabel Barter has moved to 4 New Square Chambers.


‘Great clerks room – also good at dealing with situations where multiple parties are represented by multiple counsel in chambers.’

‘The clerks provide an excellent service. They are courteous and respond to enquiries with alacrity.’

‘2TG are an excellent set. The clerks are very responsive and usually have a good choice of counsel available.’

‘2TG are a heavyweight set in this area and strength from top to bottom.’

‘2TG has great strength and depth in product liability.’

‘Great set – very commercially minded, great value barristers.’

‘2 Temple Gardens has considerable strength in the field of product defect work.’


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7BR is well-versed in product liability group actions, and members of the set are regularly instructed on a range of consumer goods cases. Simeon Maskrey KC is an experienced practitioner who has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Justice. Hugh Preston KC was involved in a claim relating to the Pinnacle metal hip implant group litigation, while Adam Korn  is currently defending a claim brought by DHSC for PPE supplied during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, Jonathan Bertram  is involved in ongoing vaginal mesh litigation.

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Crown Office Chambers

Crown Office Chambers is recognised for its expertise in product liability disputes across a range of different sectors including construction, insurance, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Alexander Antelme KC is sought after by manufacturers and claimants for cases involving medical products and pharmaceuticals. David Myhill was instructed in litigation relating to vehicle emissions, while Harry Lambert has a track record including the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip litigation as well as the Seroxat case.


‘Clerking is excellent throughout, and Head Clerk Andy Flanagan is outstanding.’

‘Very responsive and helpful.’

‘Quality in depth.’

‘Excellent all round.’


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4 New Square Chambers

4 New Square Chambers offers product liability experience across consumer, commercial and regulatory matters in both group action and individual cases. David Turner KC is particularly well-versed in claims pertaining to fires, acting for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on the Grenfell tower fire litigation. Matthew Bradley KC acts for claimants against a variety of different manufacturers of medical devices for alleged defects. Isabel Barter has joined from 2 Temple Gardens.


‘Very good, amazing clerks, great breath of expertise.’

Fountain Court Chambers

Barristers at Fountain Court Chambers are well-versed in dealing with issues such as the incorporation of contract terms, exclusion clauses, conflicts of laws and defects under the Sale of Goods Act. Leigh-Ann Mulcahy KC is acting for the Department of Health and Social Care in group litigation arising out of the use of hormonal pregnancy tests. Akhil Shah KC has a specialism in the aviation sector and deals with aircraft design cases concerning manufacturing defects.

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Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers covers a wide spectrum of product liability work, acting for claimants and insurers in injury-related work in addition to directors in commercial claims. Gerard McDermott KC represents victims in the Grenfell tower fire in respect of cladding issues, while Nathan Tavares KC is representing claimants who suffered serious psychiatric effects after taking melfloquine prescribed by the MoD.


‘Always very helpful and accommodating where possible.’


Serjeants' Inn Chambers

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has product liability expertise with particular experience in cases concerning defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Heidi Knight  is well-versed in cases involving defective vehicle brakes, fireworks and other household goods while Eloise Power has a notable record in matters such as trans-vaginal mesh and defective intra-ocular lens litigation.


‘Breadth of experienced counsel is good as are training modules offered by Chambers.’

‘One of the leading clinical negligence and product liability sets.’

‘The clerks are professional and friendly and happy to assist when they can.’

‘Excellent service across the board.’


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