Jonathan Waite QC
Call 1978 · QC 2002
"an extremely knowledgeable and able barrister"; "he's a good strategic thinker, and a very fine advocate"
Chambers & Partners 2012
His main area of work is product liability, in particular acting in group litigation, on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, in respect of drugs, vaccines and medical devices or products. He has considerable knowledge and understanding of epidemiology and medical statistics, the various biological mechanisms involved in a number of different drugs and vaccines, and regulatory practices, both in the UK and to a lesser extent in the US.
Another substantial area of work is property damage, including in particular the damage caused by major fires and floods, and the consequential environmental damage.
He also does some personal injury/industrial disease work (mostly in the context of group claims), and advising on insurance disputes arising from these.