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Categories:
Personal Injury
Consumer Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

In this podcast leading silk, Hugh Preston QC from 7 Bedford Row provides practitioners with invaluable trial tactics to use in product liability claims. He sets out what product liability is and its interaction with personal injury law, the relevant causes of action in these types of claims, what a claimant has to prove to establish liability under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and the statutory defences available in product liability claims.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know what product liability is;
  • Understand the interaction between product liability and personal injury law;
  • Know the three causes of action in product liability claims;
  • Understand what a claimant needs to prove in order to establish liability under the Consumer Protection Act 1987;
  • Know the requirements for a product to considered defective;
  • Have considered the statutory defences available in product liability claims.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • A and others v National Blood Authority and another [2001] 3 All ER 289;
  • Consumer Protection Act 1987;
  • Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] UKHL 100;
  • O'Byrne v Aventis Pasteur MSD Ltd [2007] 1 WLR 757;
  • The Product Liability Directive - 85/374/EEC;
  • Richardson v LRC Products Ltd (2001) 59 BMLR 185.
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In this podcast Hugh Preston QC from 7 Bedford Row provides practitioners with invaluable trial tactics to use in product liability claims.

Date recorded: 25th July 2013

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