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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Personal injury, clinical negligence.


Warren is a leading personal injury practitioner with more than 30 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 has received multiple awards in recognition of his work including from UKABIF for inspiration in brain injury, the Spinal Injuries Association’s Excellence in Legal Care Award, and Eclipse Proclaim’s ‘Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year’ and Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year.


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 Accreditation Panel; Fellow of APIL and 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 vice-chair 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 Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s personal injury team focuses on catastrophic injury claims, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopaedic injuries, losses of limb, fatal accidents and psychiatric injuries. The team is co-led by Tristan Hallam and Warren Collins; the former brings ‘an exceptional level of sound practical judgement‘ to claims, with particular experience acting for the Police Federation, while the latter focuses on traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and wrongful death. The team also has notable expertise regarding cross-border US and UK claims. At the associate level, Louise Taylor and Sophie Bullimore are both recommended.