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Weightmans LLP

RIVERBRIDGE HOUSE, ANCHOR BOULEVARD, CROSSWAYS BUSINESS PARK, DARTFORD, KENT, DA2 6SL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 1900
Fax:
Fax 020 7822 1901
DX:
146000 DARTFORD 9
Email:
Web:
www.weightmans.com

Fiona East

Tel:
Work 01322 283122
Email:
Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Commercial insurance.

Position

Specialises in defendant litigation, in particular, employer’s liability, product liability and road traffic accidents. Heads the Weightmans product liability team and has experience in defending prosecutions under health and safety statutes and under the General Product Safety Regulations. Regularly gives presentations and seminars on a range of legal developments, in particular in the areas of product liability and consumer rights claims. Notable cases include Pizzey v Ford Motor Company Court of Appeal [1993].

Career

Qualified 1982; Weightmans 2011. Appointed non-executive director of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust in 1996.


London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Product liability: defendant

Weightmans LLP's practice is led by Fiona East, who is 'experienced, commercial and well-liked by clients and insurers alike.' Her recent work includes acting for the defendants in the case of a factory fire allegedly caused by the defendant's product, and a series of complex matters across the retail, food and drink and consumer goods industries via the defendant's insurers. Other notable lawyers in the team include Blaise Smith, a partner in the Leeds office with expertise in injury and property claims, many of which arise from defective products. He is defending a £1 million claim involving a fire in a restaurant and shopping area. Leicester-based partner Stephen Robb  is currently acting for a household name clothing company. Its expertise extends to food contamination claims, malfunctioning industrial components, product recalls, brand protection and numerous other matters.

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