Axiom Advocates ranked band 1 in product liability by Chambers UK Bar Guide 2018Back to News Listing
THE SET – Product Liability (Band 1)
A specialist commercial and public law stable that regularly handles large product liability matters in Scotland. The set has a focus on taking large international and national cases in Scotland, such as the Volkswagen emissions case and the ongoing litigation around transvaginal mesh implants. The stable has a strong bench of advocates who act in these matters across a wide range of sectors. They are also recommended for the strength of their work on behalf of large international companies or manufactures.
Client service: Lesley Flynn is the practice manager.
Roddy Dunlop QC
Has a broad practice that encompasses product liability alongside areas such as professional discipline, professional negligence and broader commercial dispute resolution. He principally acts for defenders in large, complex cases and is particularly experienced in handling mass tort claims.
Strengths: "His advocacy is brilliant. He really fights his corner and cares about his cases. He is not just someone who is technically bright, he's got real energy and puts everything into a case." "Your heart sinks when see him instructed on the other side as he is exceptional good."
Recent work: Acted for Spire Healthcare in a mass tort claim involving hundreds of pursuers seeking damages following the implantation of pelvic mesh.
Has a broad commercial disputes practice with a particular focus on professional liability and product liability cases. He acts for a wide range of different clients and regularly represents individuals and conglomerates involved in healthcare cases.
Strengths: "Chris is a very talented junior counsel who impresses with his technical knowledge and response times."
Recent work: Instructed as junior counsel for Johnson & Johnson in the transvaginal mesh litigation. This case concerned mesh made for both stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse treatments.
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