Jill Paterson > Leigh Day > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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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.




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


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

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Product liability: claimant

(Leading individuals)

Jill PatersonLeigh Day

Leigh Day is one of the leading claimant practices in the market with a strong reputation in cases relating to medical devices and pharmaceuticals products. The team has also seen increasing activity in the consumer goods and food and drinks space, across civil and group litigation. Bozena Michalowska-Howells heads up the practice; she has more than 20 years of experience spanning a variety of disputes. Jill Paterson is well versed in consumer rights issues, while Gene Matthews is a key name for clinical trials and product safety matters. Other prominent practitioners are Michelle Victor, recently promoted partner Thomas Jervis and associates Sarah Moore and Tina Patel.