Product Regulation & Liability

Our Product Regulation and Liability legal specialists provide comprehensive advice to manufacturers on all aspects of product regulation, liability and product safety law at a national and EU level.

This includes advice on contractual, legal and regulatory issues concerning the launch of products, labelling and advertising restrictions, product recalls and product withdrawals. As the volume and importance of regulatory requirements increase, we help manufacturers, distributors, retailers, importers and exporters to meet their compliance obligations, balance risks and protect their legal position.

We have experience across a broad range of industries, including food, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, automotive (including autonomous driving), medical devices, and electrical installations. We also have significant experience in managing and defending mass tort/contract claims arising from product liability issues arising from allegedly defective products.


  • Volkswagen

    on all aspects of the emissions issues.

  • John Deere

    in the defence of product liability claims.

  • Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics

    in the ongoing defence of multiple Irish product liability claims in respect of hip replacements.

  • Key Safety Systems

    in the defence of product liability claims.

  • State Claims Agency

    on behalf of the Health Services Executive in the defence of more than 110 High Court claims arising out of the historic obstetric practice of Symphysiotomy.

  • British American Tobacco

    in product liability matters and in the successful defence of the first regulatory prosecution under new Irish marketing legislation.