John Leadley

Partner, Baker McKenzie
John is a partner in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London, and former Chair of the Global Dispute Resolution team. 

John is recognised as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 for both Commercial Litigation and Product Liability work. Chambers & Partners also cite the quality of his work on European regulatory issues around products. 

He is also recognised as a leading professional in his field at government level. He and his colleague, Kate Corby, were the only law firm partners invited by the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills to be part of the steering group set up to consider reforms to its review into consumer product recall processes in the UK. He has previously taken part in similar initiatives with the Corporation of British Industry and the Association of British Healthcare Industries.
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Product liability—corrective actions—checklist

This Checklist sets out the key issues when dealing with a product liability or safety matter which requires a corrective action, such as a product recall. When considering corrective action relating to a product liability or safety issue, it is advisable to have reference to the government-backed Code of Practice (PAS 7100) that was produced by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) in combination with the British Standards Institution (BSI), the UK's national standards body, and sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). While the guidance contained in the Code of Practice is not legally binding, BEIS has indicated that it expects compliance with the spirit and letter of the Code of Practice.

Practice areas


  • Legal Issues Committee, ABHI


  • Contributing Author


  • 1985 Inns of Court School of Law (B.A.)
  • 1984 Oxford University (Exeter College) (B.A. Civil Law)
  • 1983 Oxford University (Exeter College) (B.A. Law)

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