Alison Newstead


Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon


Alison Newstead specialises in the field of product safety and product liability. She advises on all aspects of product regulation, often on a global scale. She has long-standing experience in coordinating international defence strategies for product liability claims, including group actions. Alison has a specific interest in product recall and advises clients from initial discovery of a potential safety issue, to risk assessment, regulatory obligations and appropriate corrective action, including recall.

Alison also advises clients on a wide variety of Health and Safety issues including regulatory compliance, investigations and prosecutions by the Police, HSE and Local Authorities. Alison provides crisis management and support at the inception of serious health and safety incidents, in particular in relation to regulatory investigations and PACE interviews. She represents clients at inquests and in the defence of criminal proceedings and civil proceedings.

Contact details

0207 332 4664 /

Areas of Practice

Practice Compliance

Year Qualified



LL.B., Warwick University, 1997
LPC, with commendation, College of Law, London, 1998
Certificat de Droit Français, University of Bordeaux


CBI Consumer Affairs Panel
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
British Insurance Law Association
The Law Society of England and Wales
CBI Health and Safety Panel
Health and Safety Lawyers Association (HSLA)