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Product liability

Litigation and advice service for all product liability cases, including product recall, brand preservation, dispute resolution and claims against suppliers.

Very few commercial businesses, particularly those serving the public, can operate without incurring some kind of risk associated with their products. When that risk becomes an issue of liability, any resulting legal claims need skilful handling in order to protect profits, brands and reputation.

Weightmans' Product Liability team has extensive experience in managing and defending product liability claims across a wide range of commercial sectors, including manufacturing, food, automotive, marine, electrical and packaging. Our specialist lawyers act for retailers, including leading supermarket chains, industrial manufacturers and insurance companies’ among many others.

Should your business be subject to a product liability claim, our aim will be to resolve it quickly and effectively. Wherever possible we look for alternatives to litigation in order to minimise cost, time involvement and damage to your operating activities. In many cases, we can resolve complex multi-party disputes by mediation or other means.

As a national firm, we have the network and resources to deal with the largest of problems. We deal with the full range of claims from bulk processing of minor disputes through to the most serious personal injury cases.

We offer a complete service dealing with the wider aspects of public liability, including handling the requirements of regulatory and government bodies and minimising the effects of adverse press reporting.

Weightmans have performed to a very high standard indeed. The liaison between solicitor, counsel, experts and client has always been excellent and their tactical appreciation of the issues involved in each of the cases has been a significant factor in achieving the best possible outcome.
Chambers & Partners 2016

Weightmans LLP is 'among the key players in the field'. It advises a mix of insurers and corporates, and has standout expertise in manufacturing, especially automotive, under 'tenacious litigator' Fiona East, who has 'a vast amount of knowledge'.


Legal 500 2015

Fiona East
"We look for alternatives to litigation to minimise cost, time involvement and damage to your business"
Fiona East

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