Hausfeld invests in product liability practice with a lateral Partner hire

Hausfeld expects continued growth of group or collective redress actions.

Today disputes-only law firm, Hausfeld, is pleased to announce that Sarah Moore has joined its London office as Partner from Leigh Day. She joins Hausfeld to further strengthen its human rights and environmental disputes practice, with her expertise also complementing its group actions and consumer claims.  

During her 15-year career, Sarah has focused on high profile group litigation against corporations both in the UK and overseas and developed extensive experience in product liability and environmental cases. Leading legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners recognise her expertise and talent on the product liability, claimant-side.

Throughout the pandemic, Hausfeld has continued to recruit with 12 lawyers joining since January 2020 from leading UK and US law firms. The firm now has 15 partners and 36 qualified lawyers as part of its London disputes resolution team, similar in size to other big City firms’ litigation practices.

Commenting on the announcement, Managing Partner Anthony Maton says:

“Sarah’s practice perfectly matches a number of growth areas for Hausfeld in London: one is our undisputed expertise in managing collective redress mechanisms and another relates to our ground-breaking work in climate change litigation. Our growing product liability practice will be further strengthened by the fantastic experience Sarah brings to the table.” 

“Sarah’s appointment reflects our broader ambitions. Two years ago, we predicted a rise in group actions which has materialised. We expect this trend to continue, and with the current movement of the public wanting to hold corporates to account, this is unlikely to go away. Our US colleagues are considered market leaders when it comes to product liability claims and we want to bring that expertise into the European market. As early adopters of flexible fee structures and the use of litigation funding, we are in an excellent position to do so.”

Sarah adds:

“Hausfeld has a remarkable reputation in the market as specialist litigators. I am delighted to be joining this excellent team and am looking forward to drawing on my experience in further growing the environment and product liability practices and supporting the firm’s reputation as a leading litigation boutique.”

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