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.

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Contact details

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Areas of Practice

  • Year Qualified



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


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