Product Liability

Product compliance and reliability is key to sustainable trading performance and reputation . There are few more delicate situations to handle when things go seriously wrong with a product on the market. 


Our product liability team, led by Jacqueline Harris, covers the full range of product related challenges including :

  • Civil claims and defence – bringing and defending financial claims for losses due to product defects ( both widespread ,and isolated but serious) including handling quantum via our forensic accounting team
  • Product regulatory compliance – keeping product lawfully on sale
  • Product defects – addressing issues around fact gathering , risk assessment and control , warnings, withdrawals and recalls
  • Regulatory defence – handling interfaces with trading standards and other relevant authorities including criminal defence
  • Broad product experience – we cover a wide range of products from pharma , implants ,food , consumer goods and electricals , to vehicle components , chemicals , construction products and industrials (such as switchgear, turbines , UPS , compressors etc )
  • Broad capability - our team includes people with decades of experience in insurance , engineering , retail compliance , trading standards , OPSS and accounting
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Our latest work

Our advisers act on domestic and international projects of all shapes and sizes, working with many of the leading names in the market. Browse our experience below, or use the filters to look-up recent work in particular geographies and industry sectors.

    Meet the team

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    Jacqueline Harris


    Jacqueline is a specialist in product liability and regulation and commercial litigation. She has over 30 years experience and is recognised as a leading lawyer in both commercial litigation and product liability.

    Harris Jacqueline
    Chamika Hand

    Legal Director

    Chamika is a Legal Director with over 17 years' experience in Insurance and Reinsurance. With a focus on complex litigation and arbitration (including Bermuda Form arbitrations), Chamika specialises in advising Insurers on the coverage and defence of claims relating to professional liability, product liability and cyber liability.

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    Melina Wolman


    Melina heads the Paris litigation team. She assists and represents French and international clients in France and abroad, in particular in cross-border disputes dealing with issues such as conflict of law and jurisdiction and devising international litigation strategies. She represents clients in commercial, product liability, distribution and art law disputes.

    Melina Wolman
    Sibylle Schumacher

    Rechtsanwältin, Partner, Co-head of Litigation, Regulatory & Tax

    Sibylle heads the German Dispute Resolution Practice and advises in complex and cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings.

    Schumacher Sibylle
    Louise Nahon

    Legal Director

    Louise specialises in commercial litigation matters with a particular focus on product liability, engineering and environmental disputes, and regulatory product safety compliance and defence. She also has substantial experience of warranty disputes, IT and PFI disputes.

    Nahon Louise
    Katie Hancock

    Senior Associate

    Katie has a broad range of experience in commercial dispute resolution, including in the fields of litigation, arbitration and mediation. Katie also advises on internal investigations and reputation management.

    Hancock Katie


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