Product Liability

A&L Goodbody's Product Liability specialists provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of product 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 withdrawals, and liability issues arising from allegedly defective products. 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 to protect their legal position.


  • Volkswagen

    in relation to recent emissions controversy.

  • John Deere

    in the defence of product liability claims.

  • Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Ltd

    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 first regulatory prosecution under new Irish marketing legislation.