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.


  • 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.


EU Safety Gate
BioSlice Blog
New MHRA guidance on non-medical devices
BioSlice Blog
Life Sciences Law & Practice UK Chapter (pdf)
Chambers Global Practice Guide 2018
England & Wales High Court Judgment in metal-on-metal hip group litigation
BioSlice Blog
EU Medical Devices Bootcamp
Arnold & Porter, London, England


The Legal 500 UK
Product Liability: Defendant (2015, 2017-2018)
Who's Who Legal
Life Sciences, England: Recommended for Product Liability (2016)


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

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