Tom Fox

Tom Fox focuses his practice on litigation and general product safety regulatory work. His main litigation practice concerns the defence of product liability claims on behalf of medical device and pharmaceutical companies, but he also has considerable experience of commercial litigation and personal injury. He also has experience in bringing judicial review actions based on public and administrative law on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, both at the Court of Justice of the European Union and in national courts. He also advises on general product safety and regulatory issues such as conformity marking, labeling, and compliance with standards in relation to a range of consumer products including electrical and electronic goods, clothing, cosmetics and toys.

Contributed to

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Conducting a product recall—cosmetic products
Practice Note

This Practice Note addresses the requirements and practicalities of product recalls for cosmetic products from the perspective of the responsible person for and distributors of cosmetic products. There are separate Practice Notes for general consumer goods and food and drink.

Conducting a product recall—food and drink
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the requirements and practicalities of product recalls for food and drink, from the perspective of food business operators. There are separate Practice Notes for general consumer goods and cosmetic products.

Conducting a product recall—general consumer goods
Practice Note

This Practice Note addresses the practicalities of product recall for general consumer products from the perspective of producers and distributors. There are separate Practice Notes for other types of product recall, including food and drinks. This Practice Note focuses on products that are not covered by sector or product specific legislation.

Product recall—panic sheet
Precedent

This Precedent Product recall panic sheet gives tips on what to do in the immediate aftermath (first 24 to 48 hours) of a product recall situation.

Product safety incident plan
Precedent

This Precedent product safety incident plan, published in collaboration with Tom Fox of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, is an overarching plan that pulls together other documents such as a product recall policy, product and customer traceability plan, corrective action decision plan, training plan, monitoring plan and team sheets.

Sample recall notice wording
Precedent

This Precedent recall notice, published in collaboration with Tom Fox at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, is designed to be used to inform consumers about a defective product that is being recalled. It can be published on your organisation’s website or sent directly to customers.

Practice areas

Panel

  • Specialist Panel

Education

  • MA, Balliol College, Oxford University, 1992
  • CPE, LPC, College of Law, England, 1994

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