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Work Department

Product liability.


Michelle Victor, partner: co-ordinator of APIL’s product liability special interest group. Michelle specialises in product liability cases and multi-party actions. Michelle has experience bringing product liability actions and has successfully settled a number of individual product liability claims. Michelle has particular expertise in claims involving defective artificial hip components (DePuy ASR Group Litigation). She supervises a team acting for over 550 clients who were implanted with the now recalled DePuy ASR metal on metal hip components.Michelle also has specialist expertise in food poisoning claims and has successfully pursued legal action against tour operators Thompson Holidays, as well as claims that have arisen out of what is believed to be one of the UK’s largest outbreaks of food poisoning. Michelle currently acts for the family of three young children who contracted foodborne botulism, sustaining significant injuries. Michelle also acts for a number of women who suffered a severe adverse reaction after using hair dye products containing para-phenlenediamine (PPD) and various cosmetic claims.


Trained Anthony Hodari; qualified 2000; Anthony Hodari 1997-2001; Russell Jones & Walker 2001-2011; partner Leigh Day 2013.


APIL; co-ordinator for the APIL product liability special interest group.


Alperton High School Alperton, Wembley, Middlesex (4 A levels and 8 GCSE’s); Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex (LLB law degree).



Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Product liability: claimant

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.