Mark Lee > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Travel, personal injury, insurance.


Mark heads the firm’s nationally recognised travel team and its insurance and reinsurance group. He is a catastrophic injuries lawyer with particular experience of cases involving severely brain injured claimants, who are involved in accidents abroad. He is very well connected in the travel insurance industry and advises insurers and policyholders regarding travel related disputes, both in a claimant and a defendant capacity. Notable case successes include ABC v AXA France, Vann v Profeta de Sa, Julie Bygrave v Thomas Cook Tour Operations Ltd, and Susan Pimbblet v Kevin Clelland and Ethniki.


Trained Stones Solicitors; qualified 2000; assistant solicitor at Brachers (2000-01); assistant solicitor then associate at Irwin Mitchell (incorporating Lorenzo Zurbrugg) (2001-08); partner Penningtons Solicitors LLP 2009.


French, Spanish.


Travel & Tourism Lawyers Association (TATLA); Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL); British Spanish Lawyers Association (BSLA); Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL); Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT).


Canford School, Dorset; The University of the West of England, Bristol (European Law and Languages (French and Spanish), 2(1); LLB (Hons); 1998 LPC).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Travel

(Leading individuals)

Mark LeePenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Excelling in cross-jurisdictional personal injury cases and serious brain injury claims, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s ‘personable and highly competent team‘ is predominantly active on the claimant side, but also has capacity to handle defendant instructions, often acting for policyholders. Group head Mark Lee is ‘skilled, pragmatic and absolutely the go-to guy for travel-related accident and injury issues‘ including catastrophic injury claims, while Warren Collins regularly handles catastrophic injury and fatal accident litigation. Louise High is the key contact for insurers.

London > Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s London team is led by senior partner Rhys Clift, who holds over 35 years’ experience in insurance and reinsurance. Marine insurance, coverage disputes and credit risk are his key areas, working alongside consultant John Strange, associate director Louise High and Guildford-based travel law head Mark Lee.