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Peter Shervington, Principal Associate

Peter Shervington

Principal Associate

Practice areas

  • Automotive
  • Commercial litigation
  • Product liability and product recall

Practice notes

Peter is a senior associate in our litigation and dispute management group. He specialises in product liability and product risk management.

Peter has considerable expertise in product liability issues, recalls and crisis management and supply chain disputes arising from product defects. He acts for a wide range of major industrial clients including automotive OEMs and Tier 1/Tier 2 suppliers, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and tech businesses. His recent experience includes defending an automotive manufacturer in a major, multi-million cross border dispute arising from a fatal accident, advising a tech business on the recall of connected devices following identification of safety issues, advising automotive clients on the management of legal risk issues arising from the adoption of EV and automated driving technologies and acting for clients faced with multiple claims arising from the PIP breast implant scandal.

In addition to handling product safety crises and consequent disputes, Peter’s work is increasingly focussed on helping clients understand and manage safety risks before problems occur, through compliance reviews, training and crisis management planning. Peter is recognised by Legal 500 for his product liability work and identified as ‘an expert in the transport and automotive sectors’. He is a well-regarded for his engaging public speaking and regularly comments in the UK and international media on product safety issues.