Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2019

United Kingdom Henderson Chambers 66 LEGAL AWARDS 2019 | WWW.LAWYER-MONTHLY.COM PRODUCT LIABILITY DEFENCE LAWYER OF THE YEAR About Toby Riley-Smith QC Toby Riley-Smith QC is a specialist in product liability – with complementary expertise in the fields of health & safety, environment and consumer law. He acts in civil claims, criminal prosecutions, mediations, public inquiries and/or inquests – often representing clients in all of the different processes that follow product failures, accidents or disasters. He has developed a particular understanding of the importance of reputation management. His clients operate in a wide range of highly-regulated sectors including construction, consumer goods, financial services, food/drink, healthcare, leisure, life sciences (pharmaceutical/medical devices/cosmetics), logistics, manufacturing, motor vehicles, oil & gas, transport, retail and waterways. As a former member of the AttorneyGeneral’s “A-Panel” of Junior Counsel, he advised, and litigated for, HM Government in his areas of specialism. He has extensive experience of complex multi-party litigation, having acted in many of the most significant group actions of the last two decades (including The Tobacco Litigation, The MMR Vaccine Litigation, The PIP Breast Implant Litigation and The Corin Metal-on-Metal Hip Litigation). He is acknowledged as an expert in post-disaster litigation. He acted in the litigation that followed the Ladbroke Grove Train Crash, the Buncefield Refinery Explosion, the Bodo Oil Spill, the River Quaggy Floods, the Shepherd’s Bush Tower Fire, the Grenfell Tower Fire and the terrorist attack on the In Amenas Gas Facility in Algeria. He is a leading specialist in consumer law with particular experience of trading standards enforcement. He has been described by fellow professionals as “sparkling in court”, “a dream barrister” with “exceptional intellect and an inexhaustible capacity for hard work”. And as “a charming advocate with great judgment”, “hard-working, commercial and pragmatic” and “exactly the kind of barrister that every solicitor wants”. It is said that “He has a fantastic, even, measured manner that wins over a tribunal.” Contact Toby Riley-Smith QC Henderson Chambers 2 Harcourt Buildings Temple London EC4Y 9DB TOBY RILEY-SMITH QC

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