Karishma Paroha

Karishma Paroha is a unique dual qualified Senior Solicitor and Barrister in Kennedys’ Product Liability Team. Her wide-ranging experience in handling product liability matters has often focused on consumer product claims and claims emanating from the pharmaceutical industry over the past 16 years. During this time she has also developed extensive experience in the setting up and day-to-day handling of group actions (both Claimant and Defendant) and advises on strategy in relation to the conduct of and defending complex multi-party litigation, cross-border liabilities and multi-jurisdictional issues at national and international levels. She is particularly recognised for her knowledge on UK/EU regulatory and risk assessment to leading manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies and is an active member of Kennedys Life Sciences Regulatory Task Group. Her special expertise include complex product liability, product recalls, medical devices (including smart medical devices/service apps) and clinical trials claims and contractual claims and disputes.

Karishma is also an active member of FOIL’s Product Liability Sector Focus Team and was recently invited to join the IUA’s Developing Technology Monitoring Group. Further, she is a committed member of Kennedys Autonomous Vehicles Committee, Kennedys Cyber Group, Kennedys Opioids Steering Group and Kennedys Emerging Risks Group. She has also been actively seeking to raise the awareness of Indian pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers and their Insurers to international liability exposure for many years. She collaborated with the Bombay Chambers of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) to organise the first International Pharmaceutical Claims Seminar, which took place in Mumbai in 2010. Since then she has helped to pioneer what has now become an annual BCCI Workshop on Managing Risks and Liabilities in the Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing (FMCG and F&B) sectors.

Karishma is a prolific writer publishing many articles and several book chapters (with over 100 publications), most notably a Product Liability Chapter for a Claims Handling Practitioner’s Guide and "Strategies for Handling Cross Border Products Claims and Class Actions" featured in the most highly ranked International Comparative Legal Guide to Product Liability. She is also regularly invited to provide lectures on a wide range of topics including international law, product liability and group actions to leading international manufacturers and insurers in England, Denmark, the USA, India and elsewhere.

Qualifications

  • Qualified as a barrister in England and Wales
  • Qualified as a solicitor  in England and Wales



 

Market recognition

  • Rising Star and recommended lawyer for 'Product liability: Defendant (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2021
  • Rising Star and Recommended Lawyer for 'Product liability: defendant (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
  • Next Generation Lawyer for 'Product liability: defendant (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Product liability: defendant (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
Market recognition
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    Rising Star

    The Legal 500 UK 2021

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    Rising Star

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Next Generation Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019