The Legal 500 has ranked Shook, Hardy & Bacon among the top 17 law firms in London in Product Liability - Defendant practice. The Legal 500 analyzes the capabilities of law firms across the world, ranking Shook in Band 3—a move up from Band 4 in 2016. The rankings are based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, law firm submissions and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.
In its rankings the publication said, "Shook, Hardy & Bacon International LLP provides expert opinions that are reliable and ensures that it is one step ahead of the other side in litigation. The ‘outstanding’ firm’s recent caseload included personal injury claims relating to allegedly defective medical devices, international risk mitigation and class actions. Insurance, automotive, technology and retail sector companies feature on the extensive client list.”
Simon Castley was recognized as a Leading Individual in Product Liability - Defense, in a category where only 11 lawyers were selected. Managing Partner Gregory Fowler was noted to have "an exceptional depth of knowledge in acting for global manufacturers across the tobacco, beverage and firearms industries." All of Shook's other London practitioners are praised in the rankings, including Partners Sam Sebree; Sarah Croft; Trevor Bridges; Alison Newstead and Associate Andrew Davidson.