Kennedys has continued to expand its international product liability team, with the addition of Anne Ware providing strength in the fields of medical devices and pharmaceutical and consumer product claims. The team's expertise covers the automotive, engineering and industrial sectors, among a wide range of others. The practice advises major corporates and their insurers on complex high-value claims, often across multiple jurisdictions. Clients say the practice is "very pragmatic, proactive and sensitive to business needs."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Anne Ware joined Kennedys in May 2011 from Covington & Burling, bringing more than 25 years' experience in providing product liability advice on product recall, litigation and risk management. She has acted in many of the major pharmaceutical product-related claims and group actions of the last 30 years. She is currently representing clients in connection with the PIP breast implant claims and advising on defective electrical consumer goods. Peers say she is "a Leviathan in the field of pharmaceutical product liability."
Shane Sayers heads the product liability team and has more than 25 years’ experience in handling major product liability claims, both in England and globally. He acts for and advises international medical and pharmaceutical companies and leading healthcare organisations, as well as major consumer product manufacturers. He recently acted for a leading clinic on the supply of allegedly defective sperm to a patient, and is also handling a defective product mass tort claim in the EU, valued in excess of EUR100 million.
Trevor Davies has more than 25 years’ experience in handling major product liability disputes for manufacturers and their insurers, and is currently representing manufacturers in one of the largest worldwide recalls of prosthetic medical devices. He is also representing insurers in the ongoing high-value litigation involving Rolls-Royce ship propulsion units, and acting for insurers in connection with a variety of US class action product liability claims. Peers say he is "well liked by clients, very bright and efficient," and "a superb litigator."
Peers describe Michael Goldberg as "tenacious and diligent" and "excellent in the field of products." He advises clients on high-value product liability claims and has taken a lead role in several high-profile group actions, such as the MMR vaccine litigation.