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Thomas Jervis


Thomas Jervis is an internationally recognised leading consumer lawyer

Consumer law Fire Food safety Inquests Medical devices Personal injury

Thomas regularly pursues cases of the highest value and complexity against well-known multinational companies and government bodies, including group actions.  

Thomas is an expert in consumer law, product liability, personal injury, inquests / coronial law, cross-jurisdictional disputes, insurance law, contract disputes, professional negligence and dispute resolution. He is a contributing author to “Coroners’ Investigations and Inquests” published by LexisNexis.

He is an authority on product recall practice and procedure.

He regularly features in the national media on cases of public importance. 

What the directories say

Thomas has such great attention to detail and a very friendly approach that makes others feel valued. He strives to help those who need it and works to provide justice for those who do not have the ability to get it themselves.

Chambers and partners 2024

What people say

‘Thomas Jervis is internationally recognised in the field for his expertise in consumer law and product liability. He is extraordinarily thorough in his preparation for and knowledge of his case load and he combines this with a humble and approachable manner that makes him an absolute delight to work with. He is an outstanding team player and highly capable.’ Legal 500 2023

"Leigh Day's support and guidance has meant not only have I been compensated for my losses it has been a stepping stone for me after going through such a traumatic event." April via Trustpilot

Legal expertise

  • representing Sarah de Lagarde in her legal action against Transport for London (TfL) after her right arm and right leg were traumatically amputated when she slipped on a wet uneven station platform surface after getting off a train.
  • the death of Oliver Steeper, the toddler died after choking at his nursery in Ashford, Kent.
  • the death of of James Atkinson who died of suspected anaphylaxis after ordering food via the Deliveroo app
  • the death of 2 year-old Sadie Salt (who died following a choking incident at her nursery);
  • the death of John Wilson who died in an explosion caused by a recalled Beko Fridge Freezer (claims brought and settled in negligence)
  • Hoover Candy Tumble Dryer Litigation
  • Mr Donald O’Driscoll v F.I.V.E Bianchi S.p.A (alleged subtle brain injury following front forks failure on a Bianchi road bike)
  • the death of 18 year-old Owen Carey (involving Byron Burger);
  • the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse (Pret-a-Manger and British Airways);
  • the death of 18 year old Shante Turay-Thomas who died from a suspected allergic reaction to an unknown food;
  • the death of Jonathan Weatherley who died following the failure of his Kinesis Racelight TK2 when the forks separated
  • the Shepherd’s Bush Tower Block Fire Group Litigation;
  • the Corin Metal-on-Metal Hip Litigation;
  • Myodil;
  • Whirlpool Litigation (dishwashers, fridge freezers, tumble dryers);
  • Beko Litigation (fridge-freezers, tumble dryers);
  • Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Litigation;
  • TGN1412 Clinical Drug Trial (referred to in media as the Elephant Man Drug Trial;
  • Buncefield Explosion;
  • Porton Down Veterans Litigation;
  • Trafigura v Motto.

Thomas Jervis in the news

  • Woman who lost limbs in Tube accident demands meeting with mayor Independent 7.2.24
  • Woman who lost limbs in Tube accident seeks Sadiq Khan meeting Times 7.2.24
  • Deliveroo pizza death: Man's five heartbreaking words for paramedics during fatal reaction. Mirror 08.1.24
  • Woman rebuilding life with new robotic arm begins legal case over tube tracks crush horror Camden New Journal 4.1.24
  • "It's a bit of a mess": A solicitor's take on Shimano crankgate on our latest podcast Road.cc 13.10.23
  • Sarah de Lagarde fell on to the Tube tracks. Nobody helped. Why? FT Magazine 5.10.23 What happens when the world’s oldest underground railway falls behind the rest of the world’s safety measures. Thomas also discussed this case on Vanessa Feltz Talk TV 5.10.23.
  • Legal expert responds to Shimano crank inspection calling it a 'very unusual approach to corrective action' Cycling Weekly 26.9.23
  • Parents of nine-month-old baby who died after choking at nursery pledge to appeal CPS decision not to bring criminal charges in the case Mail online 7.2.23
  • Baby chokes to death at nursery as heartbroken parents demand justice for 'perfect' tot Mirror 7.2.23
  • Sadie Salt: Pre-inquest review set for toddler who choked on sausage Borehamwood Times 17.11.22 + Watford Observer 17.11.22
  • University graduate, 23, who had peanut allergy 'collapsed and died just over an hour after taking two bites of chicken tikka masala pizza he ordered on Deliveroo' Daily Mail 8.5.22
  • Lawyer in the news: Thomas Jervis, Leigh Day LSG 23.3.20

What our clients say

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


News and blogs

News Article
Royal Courts Of Justice
Personal injury Transport

Woman who lost her arm and leg after being run over by two tube trains issues legal claim against Transport for London

A woman who was left seriously disabled after she was run over by two London Underground trains, has issued a legal claim against Transport for London (TfL) at the High Court.

News Article
James Atkinson 7 (Red Top)
Food allergies Food safety Personal injury Inquests

Family of James Atkinson pay tribute to him on opening day of inquest into his death

The parents of 23-year-old former Newcastle University student James Atkinson read a heartfelt tribute to their son at the first day of the inquest into his death after he suffered an allergic reaction to a takeaway pizza.

News Article
Sarah De Lagarde 2
Personal injury

Woman who survived being run over by two tube trains urges TfL to improve safety measures

"Tube safety protocols are unsafe” - says Sarah de Lagarde