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Clayton Utz
Level 15
1 Bligh Street
NSW 2000

Tel: +61 2 9353 4193
Fax: +61 2 8220 6700


Colin Loveday is a senior partner in the Clayton Utz product liability and class actions group. He is an experienced trial lawyer with particular expertise in the defence of class actions and complex commercial disputes. He 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 practiced 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 and the Defense Research Institute, and is former chair of the product law and advertising committee of the International Bar Association.

Clayton Utz:

Clayton Utz is one of Australia’s leading law firms, with a reputation for standing out – and for being outstanding. With 187 partners and over 1,300 employees across six offices, we continue to build on our reputation for confident, innovative and incisive legal advice.

With a genuine commitment to client service, we are trusted advisers to a diverse base of private and public sector organisations. Our clients include many of Australia’s top financial institutions, multinational corporations operating in a range of sectors, and state and Australian government departments and agencies.

We are also a global leader in pro bono, with one of the largest pro bono practices of any law firm outside of the US.

As an independent firm, we have relationships with leading firms around the world. That means our clients can be confident they have access to the best possible advice, wherever and whenever they need it.

We offer the sharpest legal minds. The clearest advice. And an unshakeable sense of what’s possible.

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