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– Robyn Northwood, client
Jill specialises in product liability cases, international claims and multi-party actions.
She has been closely involved with a number of the firm's high profile international group claims, including claims in Kenya, the Ivory Coast and Swaziland.
Jill has developed a specialist practice in product liability, having acted in a wide variety of both individual and multi-party product liability claims. She has successfully resolved cases involving allegedly defective pharmaceuticals, medical devices and electrical products.
She is regularly instructed in relation to house fires allegedly caused by faulty consumer goods, having previously advised or represented individuals regarding dishwashers, Beko fridge freezers, gas cookers, laptops and electric blankets.
Previous notable litigation experience includes the Oral Contraceptive Pill litigation, the DePuy Hylamer hip litigation, and claims arising out of the withdrawal from the UK market of the arthritis drug, Vioxx. She recently secured compensation for a Parkinson’s Disease sufferer who developed compulsive gambling following their use of the medication, ReQuip.
Jill also represented a group of companies who suffered business interruption and other losses following the Buncefield explosion at Hemel Hempstead in December 2005.
Jill currently represents patients who have received various types of failed knee and hip components, heart defibrillator leads, and who were involved in clinical trials.
Jill is an accredited member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and a member of the Pan European Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL). She is also Co-ordinator of APIL’s Multi-Party Special Interest Group.
Jill has been quoted in national and local newspapers, and has been interviewed on Channel 4 News and on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours.