Our Expertise

Product Liability

4 New Square Chambers is recommended by the legal directories as a leading set for Product Liability. Our experience ranges from commercial and construction disputes arising from defective goods to multi-party claimant actions concerning consumer products,

Our members have a wealth of experience and expertise across pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer goods, construction, transport, manufacturing and industry, food and drink and agricultural products.

We advise and act in relation to all aspects of product liability, including legal and contractual liability, reputational risk, product recalls and insurance coverage.   Our experience in other areas such as Property Damage, Construction and Insurance make us ideally suited to a wide variety of product liability claims.

A substantial proportion of our cases involve our expertise in Group Litigation, either by way of formal Group Litigation Order or informal groups of claims being case managed together. We have specific expertise in relation to costs and Group Litigation.

Whilst many of our instructions relate to domestic disputes, our international profile makes us ideal for also handling cross-border, international cases giving rise to jurisdictional and applicable law issues, and ESG matters relating to products. We are commonly instructed in international sale of goods cases resolved by arbitration.

We are well placed to handle all aspects of a dispute from emergency applications to contribution proceedings and costs.

4 New Square continues to enjoy a strong reputation for its representation of defendants in both individual product liability claims and high-profile group actions. Its barristers receive a wealth of instructions in pharmaceutical claims and disputes concerning defective medical products. Members are also experienced in the handling of cases arising from major fires, and several of the set’s tenants have recently appeared in the high-profile Grenfell Tower Inquiry. The team is able to draw on the set’s broader strengths in construction and insurance to complement its product liability offering.’  – Chambers & Partners

In recent years we have been involved in claims relating to:

  • The Grenfell fire
  • Cladding products claims under the Building Safety Act 2022
  • The emissions litigation against various car manufacturers
  • Medical devices for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse
  • Contraceptive devices
  • Metal-on-metal hip litigation
  • Claims relating to pharmaceutical or medical products

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Legal 500

“A good set with a broad range of talent.”


Product Liability Barristers

Justin Fenwick KC

Call: 1980 Silk: 1993

David Turner KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2009

Ben Elkington KC, FCIArb

Call: 1996 Silk: 2012

Neil Hext KC

Call: 1995 Silk: 2015

Richard Liddell KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2020

Matthew Bradley KC

Call: 2004 Silk: 2022

Shail Patel KC

Call: 2006 Silk: 2024

Hugh Evans

Call: 1987

Isabel Barter

Call: 2010

Benjamin Fowler

Call: 2011

Conor Ewing

Call: 2020

Camilla Cockerill

Call: 2022

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