Colin Loveday heads the Clayton Utz product liability group. He is an experienced trial lawyer with particular expertise in the defence of product liability actions involving class actions and multi-plaintiff tort claims and has worked extensively with defence lawyers in other jurisdictions in the coordinated defence of multinational mass tort claims.
Over the past decade, Colin has been intimately involved in the development of Australia's product liability laws and in the majority of class actions and mass tort cases in this area. His defence work includes a variety of prescription products and medical devices, infrastructure failures, financial products and other consumer products. Colin is internationally recognised for his work in the field of drug and device litigation. He has worked extensively with in-house counsel and lawyers in the US and Europe developing international defence strategies and working with international expert witnesses.
Colin also has a special interest advising manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical device clients on regulatory requirements, clinical trials, labelling and advertising issues, product recalls and hazard alerts and priorities management issues. He practised as a barrister in New South Wales between 1985 and 1990, when he became a partner at Clayton Utz.
Colin is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Australian Product Liability Association, the Defence Research Institute and former chair of the Product Law and Advertising Committee of the International Bar Association.