Whether you are faced with product recall or class actions, our Products team have the expertise you need.
Our team in London, Hong Kong and Singapore has earned a reputation for excellence in this field and has secured successful outcomes in the highest profile product liability claims and disputes. We advise clients in relation to claims in jurisdictions across the globe, with insureds involved in the manufacture and export of goods.
Our expertise includes coverage, wordings advice, and monitoring; product recall (safety-crisis management; recall strategy) and we have broad experience, including in life sciences; food technology and manufacturing sectors.
We have advised on coverage issues and have been involved in the international coordination of product recall claims, working with government agencies and PR consultants as part of the response team to handle crisis management.
We help insurers and reinsurers develop new products to respond to emerging risks, working on wordings for use in a range of industries, including food and pharmaceuticals.
Examples of work
Defending a supplier of breast implants and its insurers in group litigation against claims that the implants were prone to rupture and therefore of unsatisfactory quality.
Acting as coverage and monitoring counsel in respect of numerous US claims involving China based manufacturers of machinery and automotive parts
Defending a manufacturer of 'metal-on-metal' hip implants in more than 250 claims against allegations that the products were defective
Acting for insurers and corporates in defending liability claims concerning many different types of products including toys, food, electrical and medical devices
Financial loss and product guarantee coverage issues arising from IT and telecoms cables performing below specification in energy and military installations
The product liability practice at RPC is particularly well regarded for its work in the medical and life sciences industries.Legal 500 UK 2018
see our accolades
Insurance capability and focus aligned to a strong product liability presence on behalf of the industry.Chambers UK 2015