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 chemicals regulatory issues, 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.


  • Tom has advised on, and coordinated, 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.
  • Tom regularly provides regulatory advice to manufacturers, importers and distributors selling cosmetics, medical devices, electrical and electronic goods, clothing, and toys in Europe, including advice on compliance, labelling, product safety and recall.
  • Tom also advises manufacturers, importers and distributors on chemicals and biocides legislation.


Five Key Features of the EU’s Proposed PFAS Restrictions
Environmental Edge: Climate Change & Regulatory Insights
The Latest UK And EU Developments In Telehealth Regulation (pdf)
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996: An Overview and Recent Developments (pdf)
The Computer & Internet Lawyers, Vol. 39, Num. 9
UK & EU Annual Life Sciences Conference
Arnold & Porter, London
Product Liability 2022: England & Wales Chapter (pdf)
International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability 2022, 20th Edition (London: Global Legal Group, Ltd.)


The Legal 500 UK
Product Liability: Defendant (2015, 2017-2023)
Commercial Litigation (2020)
Who's Who Legal
  • Product Liability EMEA (2023)
  • Life Sciences, England: Recommended for Product Liability (2016)


  • C.P.E., L.P.C., College of Law, England, 1994
  • M.A., Balliol College, Oxford University, 1992
  • England and Wales
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish

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