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David Turner QC

Product Liability

"He is very, very good indeed. He gets to the detail in a way which we all dream of doing. There is no part of a case which he does not familiarise himself with. There are no corners cut, he has everything at his fingertips in court." - Chambers & Partners, 2016

‘His real strength is devising creative solutions to difficult problems.’ - Legal 500, 2015

Recognised as a leading Silk in this area by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, David has extensive experience of commercial product liability disputes, often involving fire. Cases include:

  • advising property insurers on recovery following a significant warehouse fire at a major airportsuccessfully defending Hoover against £1M claim following the destruction of a farm house allegedly caused by a defective washing machine
  • £multi-million claim by a distribution organisation following the destruction of a depot as a result of fire originating in a trailer’s refrigeration unit
  • acting for the defendant suppliers of a component which caused a fire at a chemical plant in Sweden
  • acting for the defendant suppliers of an air conditioning assembly alleged to have caused extensive flooding and damage to a major bank's computer systems
  • acting for the defendant suppliers of insulation material alleged to have caused a fire in cooking extract ductwork
  • acting for the defendant manufacturers of combination boilers which failed in service in accommodation designed for elderly people
  • advising the manufacturer of studio quality sound-mixing desks in relation to a claim against a supplier of defective PSUs sold with the desks
  • acting for the defendant manufacturers of capacitors fitted in PSUs which had a tendency to combust
  • defending designers/suppliers of a state of the art industrial defrosting machine against £100-million pound claim arising from the destruction of factory by fire (the Sun Valley Fire)
  • defending suppliers of foam material alleged to cause the delamination of the decking of fast patrol boats supplied to the Jordanian Navy.