Always focusing on practical and commercial advice, Valerie's goal is to help companies to manage their risks and meet their business objectives. She is a dedicated senior product lawyer, motivated by all things product-related. As a partner and solicitor advocate, Valerie focuses on product litigation and product-related commercial, advisory, and compliance work and general commercial dispute resolution (litigation and ADR). She excels in tailor-made solutions for the complex world of products. Valerie has honed her skills in all issues relating to product commercialisation and resolving product challenges that arise in the global marketplace.
She's an experienced litigator, with a focus on product litigation as well as general commercial work. Valerie has a broad client base, including technology companies and manufacturers, suppliers, and insurers of consumer products and industrial equipment. The depth of her experience includes advising on matters involving electrical and electronic equipment, connected technologies, cosmetics, toys, textiles and apparel, motor vehicles, industrial equipment, and chemicals.
She works closely with other advisors, including test houses, consultants, certification bodies, and other industry specialists (from marketing to engineering).Valerie edits and writes for the International Product Liability Review, which is a quarterly publication focusing on what's most important to manufacturers, suppliers, and insurers of consumer and commercial products in the realm of product litigation and regulation.