Tom Fox focuses his practice on litigation and general product safety regulatory work. His main litigation practice concerns the defence of product liability claims on behalf of medical device and pharmaceutical companies, but he also has considerable experience of commercial litigation and personal injury. He also has experience in bringing judicial review actions based on public and administrative law on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, both at the Court of Justice of the European Union and in national courts. He also advises on general product safety and regulatory issues such as conformity marking, labeling, and compliance with standards in relation to a range of consumer products including electrical and electronic goods, clothing, cosmetics and toys.

Experience

  • Together with US colleagues focusing on Consumer Product Safety Law, Tom has advised on, and helped to co-ordinate, multijurisdictional product recalls for major producers of electronic products in cases concerning European legislation on product safety and the restriction of use of hazardous substances.
  • The Oral Contraceptive Group Litigation, XYZ & Others v. Schering Health Care Limited & Others [2002] EWHC 1420 (QB). Defence of group litigation brought against pharmaceutical manufacturer.
  • Fetal Anticonvulsant Group litigation. Defence of group litigation brought against pharmaceutical manufacturer.
  • Ludlow v. National Power plc 2000 All ER (D) 1868.
  • Court of Appeal case defending claim for serious back injury and PTSD.

Perspectives

EU Life Sciences Legal Update Conference
Arnold & Porter LLP
Arnold & Porter's Life Sciences Legal Update Conference (html)
Arnold & Porter Seminar/Conference
Distributing Products Globally: Tips for Thriving in the Complicated Regulatory Landscape (html)
Arnold & Porter Webcast
The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015: Guidance, Compliance Statements, and Practical Steps
Arnold & Porter Advisory
What Is Your Company Doing to Prevent Slavery? The UK (like California) Wants to Know

Seller Beware: Consumer Protection Insights for Industry

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Recognition

The Legal 500 UK
Product Liability: Defendant (2015, 2017)
Who's Who Legal
Life Sciences, England: Recommended for Product Liability (2016)

Credentials

Education
  • CPE, LPC, College of Law, England, 1994
  • MA, Balliol College, Oxford University, 1992
Admissions
  • England and Wales
Languages
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
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