Chambers and Partners once again recognized Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s globally known proficiency for “Product Liability: Mainly Defendant” in the 2023 edition of Chambers UK.
With a department ranking for 12 years and with three partners also recognized from a pool of just 22 lawyers, Shook, Hardy & Bacon International LLP is confirmed as a leading product liability practice in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, with only 14 firms recognized UK-wide for this practice area, the Band 3 positioning confirms Shook’s London-based team as being in the top 10 Defendant Product Liability firms in the country.
Chambers UK noted that Shook London “is regularly engaged on large-scale international disputes and also adopts an advisory role for a number of multinational corporations. It [Shook London] has expertise in a variety of areas including tobacco and the automotive sector. The firm offers clients significant international expertise, covering Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. It has a strong record of acting for manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic, with a client base among major insurers and retailers.”
Praise for the Shook London Team
Clients are quoted lauding the Shook London team:
“The lawyers are always on the ball and razor-sharp when it comes to defending their clients’ interests”;
“The team really know how to manage, adapt and step in on sensitive and complex matters”; and
“A team of seasoned litigators with a pragmatic approach.”
Specific Praise for Partners Castley, Croft and Newstead
Partners Simon Castley, Sarah Croft and Alison Newstead earned individual rankings and a host of positive client comments based on lawyer and client interviews.
Clients quoted praising Castley stated, “Simon Castley is an extremely intelligent leader and problem solver,” and “I fully trust Simon’s advice.”
Clients praising Newstead stated, “Alison Newstead is always prompt and to the point. She brings quality and high service levels to the table,” and “Alison is very responsive, precise and accessible. She handles sensitive and complex work in a very able way.”
Client comments on Croft’s accomplishments, include: “Sarah Croft is pragmatic, clear and timely with her advice,” and “She is as sharp as a knife.”
Chambers and Partners established its current rankings by conducting over 185,000 interviews and surveys. A team of more than 200 researchers identifies and ranks the world’s best lawyers and legal departments according to the criteria most valued by clients, which includes legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client service.