Our Product Liability specialists

have dealt with a large number of claims on behalf of the firm’s major manufacturing clients over many years and have extensive experience in this field.

Product Liability

The Consumer Protection Act, No 68 of 2008 (Act) came into effect on 1 April 2011. The Act has had a major influence on product liability matters. The main aim of this Act is to protect the consumer. We have specialists who have dealt with a large number of product liability claims on behalf of the firm’s major manufacturing clients over many years and have extensive experience in this field.

Our Services: Our Product Liability lawyers have experience in dealing with a wide range of claims, including claims from individual consumers, which can generally be successfully negotiated or appropriately discouraged, to substantial claims against manufacturers. These are claims that involve the risk of adverse publicity that can result in negative reputational risk for companies.

Ranked Practitioners

  • Chambers Global 2019 named Pieter Conradie Senior Statesperson. Chambers Global 2012–2018 ranked Pieter Conradie in Band 1 for dispute resolution. The Legal 500 EMEA 2012–2017 recommended him for dispute resolution. Best Lawyers International 2008–2019 listed him for arbitration and mediation, as well as litigation and in 2018 he was listed for product liability litigation. In 2017 he was listed as Lawyer of the Year for arbitration and mediation. Pieter was identified as a leading lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Litigation for 2017. Who’s Who Legal 2017–2018 identified Pieter as one of the world’s leading Product Liability Defence lawyers. He was identified by The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators 2013, The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers 2014 and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2014. Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defence identified Pieter as a leading lawyer for 2018.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 recommended Anja Hofmeyr for dispute resolution.