Bozena Michalowska-Howells > Leigh Day > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Leigh Day
27 Goswell Road

Work Department

Product liability


Bozena specialises in large scale complex litigation and has led on a number of high profile group actions. She is currently joint lead solicitor in the Volkswagen NOx emissions litigation and is at the helm of the group claim against Mercedes/Daimler as well as other emerging emissions group actions. She is spearheading a group claim against Link Fund Solutions Limited, the authorised corporate director responsible for the operation of the now defunct Woodford Equity Income Fund. She has extensive expertise in claims relating to pharmaceuticals and defective medical devices. Bozena was lead solicitor in several group actions against manufacturers of defective hip replacement components including the DePuy ASR component and the DePuy Pinnacle Ultamet Total Hip Replacement. She acts on behalf of campaigners and families affected by the epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate in their campaign for redress which led to the Independent Medicines Medical Devices Review and report; First Do No Harm.



Trained Amhurst Brown Colombotti. Joined Leigh Day in 1997 and was made partner in 2003. Elected head of consumer law and product safety department in April 2018.






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).


Family, skiing and property development.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Product liability: claimant

(Leading individuals)

Bozena Michalowska-HowellsLeigh Day

Leigh Day is an industry leader in matters of collective redress, acting for both individuals and groups. The team is also known for its work with diesel vehicle emissions, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and chemical products. Notably, the team has taken a leading role on the litigation of the ‘dieselgate’ vehicle emissions scandal. Team leader Bozena Michalowska-Howells specialises in complex group litigation, and is joint leader of the UK group action against Volkswagen and VW. Jill Paterson is an accompished personal injury lawyer and a passionate campaigner for consumer and patient rights. Other important names on the team are Thomas Jervis, Shazia Yamin and Thomas Jervis.