Australia: Product Liability Defence 2017

Our research this year has indicated 13 top practitioners who stand out for their skill in the area of product liability defence.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Colin Loveday Clayton Utz, Sydney
2. Stuart Clark AM Clayton Utz, Sydney
3. Andrew Morrison Clayton Utz, Melbourne

CLAYTON UTZ is the clear leader in our research, with five lawyers listed – including all of the top three highest-scoring individuals this year. Sources call it “the best group in the market by a long way”.
Colin Loveday is “the leader of the practice” and a world-leader for life sciences product liability. Sources praise him for his “outstanding client service” and his depth of expertise in the area.
Stuart Clark AM possesses “great experience” in the product liability field, with nearly 40 years spent in the area. He is a pre-eminent litigator in the area.
The Melbourne-based Andrew Morrison is “particularly good at working with multinational clients” and a “particularly strong” name within the firm’s practice. He has standout experience in class action cases.
Greg Williams is recognised for his ability to “defend big-name clients” in cases, and is praised as a lawyer who “knows the procedures inside out”.
Ross McInnes is a “respected partner” noted for his abilities in complex matters, including class action disputes.

ALLENS has two top practitioners listed.
Peter O’Donahoo is a renowned litigator who handles product liability cases as part of his wider practice. He is particularly recognised for cases involving tobacco, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
Ross Drinnan also stands out for his knowledge and experience in the field.

Annette Hughes at CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH is a leader in product liability cases and has acted for a wide range of pharmaceutical companies, car manufacturers and technology companies in their most sophisticated issues.

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