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In June 2021, the European Union Commission proposed revisions to a key piece of EU product safety and consumer protection - the General Product Safety Directive. The proposal seeks to align key frameworks with the changing landscape of consumer protection requirements as a result of globalisation, modernisation and the COVID-19 pandemic to provide the highest level of product safety and consumer protection.
The aim of this guide is to provide in-house counsel with expert legal commentary on the main practice areas in key jurisdictions around the world. The guides focus on the practical legal issues affecting business and enable the reader to compare legislation and procedure across a range of key jurisdictions. This specific guide provides an overview of product liability laws and regulations applicable in United Kingdom.
Regulatory compliance in unprecedented times: how to adapt but stay on track - a guide for the European life sciences industry
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on stakeholders in the UK and EU’s life sciences industry - from companies, to third parties, governments, regulators and insurers.
For some time, the regulatory framework applicable to cannabis products in Europe has been widely recognised as being particularly complex. As a result of this, companies frequently struggle with successfully navigating the regulatory regimes applicable in each country in which they sell. This looks set to continue as new UK requirements come into force on 1 April 2021.
Kennedys has appointed partner Sarah-Jane Dobson to its growing international products law practice. Sarah-Jane, who joins from Cooley LLP and will be based in Kennedy’s London office, specialises in litigation and regulatory matters relating to product safety, product compliance and product liability.