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We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online content hub, the Product Risk Radar. The hub includes the latest important legal developments in product regulatory and liability risk impacting the UK and EU and we will post regular updates to help you navigate this increasingly challenging landscape.

The Product Risk Radar homepage is located here. Alternatively, you can access our summary here, which can be downloaded so you can keep this file to hand to easily access the latest posts in just one click.

The areas covered include those listed below:

Regulatory requirements

  • EU technology-related developments
  • Reform of existing legislation
  • Sustainability, Green Deal, Circular Economy
  • The new Blue Guide
  • Brexit-related developments
  • Product safety and telecommunications

Product liability

  • Adapting EU liability rules
  • Collective redress and class actions
  • Potential UK reform

Market surveillance and general product safety

  • EU Market Surveillance Regulation
  • New EU General Product Safety Regulation
  • New Legislative Framework
  • OPSS reform

Key Contacts

With a dedicated product compliance and risk management team in London, and across the globe, we are able to take a cradle to grave approach with clients and advise on all regulatory requirements. We focus on prevention and risk transfer techniques through contractual terms and insurance and defending product liability claims when they arise. We also regularly lead teams of product safety specialists worldwide advising on product recalls, and advise clients on crisis and reputation management, taking a holistic approach on all matters.


Kate Corby is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Dispute Resolution team in London. Kate has substantial experience of representing clients in complex litigation and arbitration, with a focus on construction and engineering disputes. She also has significant experience in advising on product liability, safety and regulatory compliance. Kate is a member of the firm's EMEA Dispute Resolution Steering Committee, and various of the firm's diversity related working groups at a local and global level. Kate is ranked as a Next Generation Partner in Legal 500 UK, noted for her "strategic thinking”, as being “excellent, smart, focused and very adaptable” and "highly regarded". Kate has also been ranked in Chambers UK and described as an adviser "who has impressed both clients and peers. Sources say: "She has great business acumen in addition to great legal knowledge. This was a tremendous help in maintaining and improving our relationships with our strategic partners in a very delicate moment."


Graham Stuart is a partner in Baker McKenzie's London office specialising in product regulation and environmental, health and safety law.


Jo is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution team in London. Jo advises clients in a wide range of industries on complex commercial disputes and investigations. She also regularly provides specialist product safety and regulatory compliance advice and acts for clients in product liability disputes. One of Jo's other areas of specialism is advising clients on a wide range of regulatory, public and administrative law issues, including judicial review, consultations, freedom of information and public procurement. Jo's practice often involves drawing on crisis management experience to help clients protect their reputations and shareholder value when dealing with urgent, time pressured issues and/or intense public scrutiny. Jo was ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer in the Legal 500 Product liability: defendant category in 2017. Jo has participated in the UK Government's Working Group on product safety and recalls and has assisted with the development of the Government's training programme for Trading Standards Officers on the new UK Code of Practice for Product Recalls.


Rachel MacLeod is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's London office. She advises companies on the "cradle-to-grave" regulation of a broad range of products sold on the EU and UK markets. She also advise companies on how to comply with their operational environmental and health & safety obligations.


Lauren is an associate in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team in London. Lauren maintains a diverse range of matters throughout the department's practice areas, spanning commercial litigation to investigations and arbitration cases. During her training contract, Lauren spent three months on secondment in the Dispute Resolution department of the Firm's Hong Kong office, primarily advising clients in respect of compliance and investigations in the Asia-Pacific region.


Phoebe is an associate in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team in London. Phoebe practises in general commercial litigation, regulatory actions and class actions. Phoebe has recently joined the London team, having transferred from the Firm's Dispute Resolution team in Sydney. Phoebe's experience includes acting in claims arising in tort, contract and statute across a range of sectors, including healthcare, product liability, technology and telecommunications. Phoebe is admitted in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia. During her training, Phoebe was seconded to an international medical manufacturing company for six months as in house legal counsel. Phoebe has previously worked at the District Court of New South Wales as a Judge's associate to the Honourable Justice Beckett.

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