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Duncan Fairgrieve

Biography Duncan Fairgrieve is Senior Research Fellow in Comparative Law and Director of the Product Liability Forum  at the Institute. He is also Professor of Comparative Law at Universit√© de Paris Dauphine in France. Duncan Fairgrieve is a leading comparative lawyer, with research interests spanning both comparative private and public law, with specific focus on three specific areas, comparative administrative law (with a particular interest in state liability), comparative law of…

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Resource Pack: Force majeure and hardship in commercial contracts cross-border and comparative perspectives

RESOURCE PACK Force Majeure and Hardship in Commercial Contracts: Cross-border and Comparative Perspectives     Webinar Details On 8 April 2020 this webinar examined the legal consequences of a party's inability to perform a contract due to events outside their control, by comparing and contrasting a series of different juridictions including the US, France and the UK. An analysis was made of the issue of force majeure / and hardship…

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Emergency Products and COVID-19

BIICL is undertaking a project to assess the impact of COVID-19 on emergency products in the medical sphere. This is a topical theme engaging important public health considerations, and involving the analysis of the law and regulation of products such as ventilators, medicines, medical devices, vaccines and related health products. A Product Liability Forum event was organised on this theme on 4 May 2020. Speakers included Pr. Geraint Howells, Marcus Pilgerstorfer QC, Dr Peter Feldschreiber,…

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PLF Webinar on Product Liability and Emergency Products

EVENTS PLF Webinar on Product Liability and Emergency Products Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The objective of this webinar is to discuss the current regulatory and liability responses to the manufacture of products in the current crisis, including medicines, vaccines, PPE, and…

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Responding to COVID-19 product risks: should Government focus on the manufacturer or the patient?

It was revealed recently that the Government has agreed to cover the legal liabilities of companies developing medical equipment at speed in the fight against COVID-19. In a letter in April 2020 to the Public Accounts Parliamentary Select Committee, Government Minister Michael Gove MP, revealed that the highly unusual step had been taken of indemnifying certain companies which are manufacturing medical equipment such as ventilators against legal risk in case the product causes injury…

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Force Majeure and Hardship in Commercial Contracts: Cross-border and Comparative Perspectives

WEBINAR Force Majeure and Hardship in Commercial Contracts: Cross-border and Comparative Perspectives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Event Details The objective of this webinar is to examine the legal consequences of a party's inability to perform a contract due to events outside their…

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Bringing claims for mass data-breaches

EVENTS Bringing claims for mass data-breaches Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details In light of increasingly high-profile cases concerning remedies for data breaches, this event will consider the different perspectives on accountability for mass data-breaches. Convened by the British…

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BIICL / IADC Meeting: Toxic Torts & Emerging risks

EVENTS BIICL/IADC Meeting: Toxic Torts & Emerging risks Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by the IADC and the BIICL Product Liability Forum  Event Details This seminar will focus on current litigation & regulatory patterns in respect of toxic torts and related risks around…

Product Liability Forum

PLF Meeting: Is the Product Liability Directive Fit for Purpose: the Challenges of New Technology

Time: 17:15-19:30 (Registration from 16:45) Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP This event will bring together domestic & international speakers to consider the challenges posed by new technology to the PLD. This was a central issue in the European Commission's recent Fifth Report on the Directive, as raised by the preceding public consultation which illustrated that there were concerns about whether the Directive…

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