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"Our experience working with him has only been positive," says a client, continuing: "He is very knowledgeable in product liability, he explains the pros and cons at every stage of the process and is a very polite and conscientious person. He is also very personable and easy to speak to." – Chambers and partners 2017
Tom dealt with my claim from beginning to end in not only an extremely professional manner but equally important he was extremely sensitive and compassionate in what we as a family were going through. I also felt like a human being rather than "another client" from day one. – Emma Palmer

Thomas Jervis is recognised internationally as a leading consumer lawyer. He successfully pursues cases of the highest value and complexity.  He has enviable experience in high profile product liability matters which span catastrophic brain and spinal injuries, fatalities, and mass group actions.  He regularly features in the national media on cases of public importance and has been recognised for his expertise in cases involving fires, explosions or poisoning.  Thomas has a particular niche as an inquest lawyer and has appeared in the administrative court and Coroner’s courts across the country.

After cross-qualifying from the Bar, Thomas has been involved in some of the most high profile product liability cases over the past decade.

Cases Thomas has worked on include:

Thomas' current cases include:

  • Pursuing a group of cases against various health clinics regarding the implantation of Oculentis intraocular lenses 
  • Leading the Shepherds’ Bush Tower Block fire claims brought by over 40 residents
  • Myodil claim against Glaxo in relation to a radiological contrast medium (alleged spinal injury)
  • A claim against the manufacturer of One Shot Instant Drain Cleaner (alleged permanent vegetative state)
  • A range of individual cases involving bikes, fires / explosions allegedly caused by white goods and two further high profile Inquests involving nationwide food vendors.

Thomas is accredited as a litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.  Chambers and partners 2019 said of Tom, he is a "very conscientious" associate who "cares greatly about clients and has an excellent bedside manner." Legal 500 2017 identified Tom as a 'next generation lawyer' and as, 'not only a knowledgeable and skilled litigator, but compassionate and empathetic’.

Thomas is frequently asked to comment in the national media about product liability matters, including on ITV and the BBC.

What clients say about Thomas

"We would like to thank you both and Leigh Day as a company for all the hard work you have done to get us to this point. For us, it feels like we finally have a bit of justice and can now try to move on. Thank you again for everything."
- Ms Thompson

"Thomas dealt with my case in a professional and caring manner, keeping me informed and empathising with my concerns. He is a credit to Leigh Day."
- Mr O’Hara

"You have always been kind, courteous and considerate throughout every phone call and engagement with me, thank you for that - much appreciated."
- Ms Y O

"I've never had dealings with solicitors, lawyers etc and was very nervous about talking to your people.  I needn't have worried as everyone I spoke to explained every step of the way in plain English".
- Mrs T H

Thomas Jervis in the news

Dangerous supplier advice puts your store at risk of prosecution Better Retailing 14.6.18
Thomas Jervis salutes the landmark product liability ruling in Boston Scientific New Law Journal 8.5.15
Father calls for change to law after faulty cooker kills son ITV News 3.4.13

Key cases


  • Chambers and partners guide to the legal profession
  • Legal 500 2019 Next generation lawyer

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