Samantha Silver

Samantha Silver

Partner London, United Kingdom

Samantha became a partner in the London office in 2015. She advises on recalls and product liability claims (including group litigation orders), with a focus on the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. The claims she handles frequently have an international dimension and are often of a commercially sensitive nature.

Samantha is instructed on some of the market’s largest and most high-profile cases. She led the successful defence of a landmark group litigation action on behalf of medical device manufacturer, DePuy International Limited. The action was brought by more than 300 claimants in relation to DePuy’s Pinnacle ULTAMET® Metal-on-Metal Articulation, a total hip replacement prosthesis, which the court found not to be defective under consumer protection legislation.

She acts as monitoring counsel for some of the market’s largest insureds, in various jurisdictions including Italy, Germany and Belgium; in particular, working closely with local French counsel monitoring and advising on claims in relation to a range of orthopaedic medical devices.

She has advised on the EMEA aspects of a global voluntary recall in the medical devices sector, to include assessing the content of recall notices, internal company messages documents and press releases. Samantha was also instrumental in the creation and implementation of a claims system for reimbursement of expenses flowing from the recall, and a claims protocol for cost effective rejection/resolution of claims as well as developing appropriate reporting mechanisms.

She has expertise in the field of insurance coverage disputes, and has successfully represented defendant insurance markets in the High Court. In addition, Samantha also has experience in defending professional negligence claims on behalf of solicitors, surveyors and actuaries.

She is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, is co-founder of the popular Life Sciences Conference series held regularly at Kennedys’ offices, and enjoys delivering training sessions both at Kennedys and client offices.

Qualifications

  • Qualified in England and Wales in 1999

Samantha Silver enjoys an established reputation for her product liability practice, which centres primarily on large-scale disputes and product recalls, particularly for medical device manufacturers.

Chambers UK 2020

Market recognition

  • Notable practitioner for 'Product Liability: Mainly Defendant (UK-wide)'
    "Samantha Silver enjoys an established reputation for her product liability practice, which centres primarily on large-scale disputes and product recalls, particularly for medical device manufacturers."
    Chambers UK 2020
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Product liability: defendant (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
  • Notable practitioner for 'Product Liability: Mainly Defendant (UK-wide)'
    "Absolutely fantastic, loved by clients, and completely on top of the law."
    Chambers UK 2019
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Product liability: defendant (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • Recommended Lawyer for Product Liability (defendant).
    The Legal 500 UK 2017
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017