Warren Collins > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

(Hall of Fame)

Warren CollinsPenningtons Manches LLP

A significant proportion of Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s personal injury instructions come from the Police Federation, and Tristan Hallam in particular has ‘huge experience handling claims on behalf of police officers‘. Hallam leads the team jointly with ‘star performer‘ Warren Collins, the latter of whom is known for representing catastrophically injured claimants from both the UK and US. The firm also takes on traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopaedic injuries, loss of limb cases, fatal accident claims and psychiatric injuries, and is focused on ensuring prompt rehabilitation for clients.

London > Transport > Travel

Operating as part of a large, multi-disciplinary team, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s personal injury practice is instructed on complex cross-border cases by both claimants and defendants. It often acts for those affected by a life-changing injury; high-profile cases involving individuals who have sustained catastrophic brain injuries are a key area of strength. ‘Building a reputation as a leader in the field‘, travel law practice head Mark Lee primarily represents travel insurers and their policyholders in high-value compensation claims arising from accidents abroad. The team also features Warren Collins, who has ‘extensive experience in handling cross-border claims involving personal injuries of the greatest severity‘ including catastrophic claims and fatal accident litigation.