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Hausfeld Invests in its Product Liability Practice With a Lateral Partner Hire

Related Lawyers: Sarah Moore, Anthony Maton
Related Practice Areas: Human Rights and Environmental Disputes, Consumer Claims

Hausfeld expects continued growth of group or collective redress actions.

London, Monday 5th October - 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.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors

About Sarah Moore

Sarah commenced her career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where she trained in both their London and Paris offices. Most recently, she practiced as an associate solicitor at Leigh Day in London, where she was involved in high profile litigation against British corporations concerning a range of product liability and environmental issues. Her cases have involved defective medical devices, pharmaceuticals and mass torts-often committed overseas by UK multinationals. The legal directory Chambers UK highlights: “Sarah Moore is a developing force in the market who has been involved in significant litigation involving medical device defects.”

For more information about Sarah, please visit her bio

About Hausfeld

Hausfeld is a leading law firm specialising in litigation, with 7 offices in Europe and 5 offices in the U.S. It possesses significant experience in all aspects of collective redress and group claims – often acting against some of the largest corporations in the world: against Mercedes Benz relating to the emissions scandal; against 6 financial institutions over their participation in unlawful price-fixing of the FX currency markets; against Marriott Int’l in a data breach claim and most recently, on behalf of 5 million UK children against YouTube. The firm pioneered the trucks competition litigation in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. It has acted on some of the most complex damages claims of the last decade - including Air Cargo and the ‘Interchange Fee’ litigation against Visa and Mastercard – and takes on tech giants in abuse of dominance cases, most notably against Google in ‘Google Shopping’ claims on behalf of price comparison websites.

Its groundbreaking climate change work includes the filing of a legal complaint with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on behalf of 16 young people from around the world and its pro-bono work with GLP and Mums for Lungs challenging the UK Government to revise its Clean Air Strategy in light of the emerging links between air quality and COVID-19.

For more information about the firm, please visit www.hausfeld.com.

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