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Penningtons Manches Cooper

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Warren Collins

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Penningtons Manches Cooper

Work Department

Personal injury, clinical negligence.


Warren is a leading personal injury practitioner with more than 25 years’ experience of handling catastrophic personal injury and fatal accident claims arising from UK and overseas accidents. He is involved in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation throughout the world and has conducted claims across Europe, Asia, the Far East, Australia, USA and the Caribbean. Warren received an award from UKABIF for inspiration in brain injury. He won the Spinal Injuries Association's Excellence in Legal Care Award, 2015 and was also named as ‘Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year’ at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2013.


Trainee and assistant solicitor Curry Ch Hausmann Popeck 1988-93; partner and head of personal injury Glenisters 1993-96; partner Russell Jones and Walker 1996-2002; partner and national head of PI Alexander Harris 2002-06; partner DAC 2006-12; partner Simpson Millar LLP 2012-14; partner Penningtons Manches 2014.


Member of and Chief Assessor for the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel; past national co-ordinator of the Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group to Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL); member APIL’s panels of spinal cord injury and brain injury experts. Member American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Founding member and immediate past co-chair AAJ’s Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group and current secretary of AAJ’s International Practice Section. The only UK solicitor member of The Melvin Belli Society of pre-eminent personal injury lawyers of America and the National Crime Victim Bar Association of America.

London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Penningtons Manches Cooper  handles a range of cases, from those involving brain and spinal injuries through to delayed diagnosis and mental health. John Kyriacou heads the department and brings 25 years of experience in the field of clinical negligence. Emily Palmer handles cases involving spinal injuries and Sarah Gubbins has specialist expertise in cases involving cosmetic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology. Warren Collins has developed a niche for representing injured UK nationals in the US and vice versa.

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Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Warren Collins - Penningtons Manches Cooper

Within: Personal injury: claimant

The 'excellent' Penningtons Manches Cooper manages high-value catastrophic injury claims 'effectively' and secures 'good outcomes'. Its 'highly intelligent, dedicated and professional' solicitors have 'up-to-date knowledge' and provide 'an exemplary standard of care to clients'. The team's work involves cases of brain and spinal cord injuries, loss of limbs, fatal accident claims and psychiatric disorders. Core team members include the 'accomplished and proactive' Warren Collins, who has a niche specialism in representing UK individuals injured in the US and vice versa, and the 'very thorough' Charlene King, who shows 'excellent attention to detail'. The 'client-focused' Tristan Hallam joined from Slater and Gordon in August 2017 - a client commented of him: 'His dogged determination and boundless energy are unparalleled.'

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London: Transport


Within: Travel

The team at Penningtons Manches Cooper are ‘specialists in the field with a deep knowledge of travel law and dealing with EU jurisdictional issues’ and it handles international personal injury cases for claimants and defendants, acting for a number of insurer clients. Allianz Legal Protection, UK General Insurance Group, Vitality Health, AmTrust Europe, Canopius Underwriting and Chubb are clients. It is representing a claimant who suffered a life threatening traumatic brain injury in a multiple vehicle collision in France and is representing a claimant who suffered a severe head injury when he fell through a skylight at a resort in Spain. Travel law team head Mark Lee is ‘very practical in his approach and capable of dealing with very complex matters in a straightforward manner’ and is particularly experienced in head injury cases. Warren Collins and senior associate (non-solicitor) Keith Dean are also key figures.

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