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Product Integrity, Recall & Liability

Our specialist Product Integrity, Recall & Liability Team combines technical, scientific and legal knowledge and acts for clients across a variety of industry sectors including automotive, aviation, construction, electronics, engineering, food and drink, information technology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, printing, retail and telecoms.

We work with our dedicated Food & Drink Team, our Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Team and our Retail Team in advising on product related issues in those specific industry sectors. We also work closely with our Intellectual Property Team and our Trade Marks & Designs Team so as to offer our clients seamless and holistic solutions when related brand and design protection issues arise.

The Team’s breadth of expertise in both contentious and non-contentious issues encompasses research and development, innovation, manufacture, product protection and exploitation, marketing and sales, logistics, due diligence support, product defect claims and litigation, crisis management, regulatory investigations and prosecutions. This means that whatever product related issues our clients face, we are able to respond to their needs thoroughly and effectively, while at all times remaining commercially focused.

Our Team has acknowledged experience in advising both UK-based and overseas companies on all aspects of the increasing challenges arising in product lifecycles and our relationships with key independent overseas law firms enable us to provide a service which encompasses local law issues around the globe. This capability can be of particular relevance when considering global compliance standards or a global product recall. Indeed we are frequently engaged to manage a global recall programme, by appointing, co-ordinating and working with PR advisors and overseas lawyers to ensure consistency in strategy, timing, message, risk management, regulatory compliance, and dispute and litigation handling.