Fiona East is head of the product liability team at Weightmans LLP with over 25 years’ experience of claims arising out of the Sale of Goods and Consumer Protection Acts and prosecutions under the General Product Safety Regulations. She is experienced in a range of legal, commercial and reputational issues in connection with product recalls and is sensitive to issues around supplier relationships and customer relations. She defends personal injury and property claims resulting from alleged failed components, unsafe products in the workplace and a diverse range of other consumer products. She has a particular specialism relating to the automotive industry. She is ranked in The Legal 500 and is described as a ‘tenacious litigator’ with ‘a vast amount of knowledge’ and ‘excellent commercial judgement’. Notable cases she has acted in include Howmet Ltd v. Economy Devices Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 847.