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Portrait of Warren Collins


Warren, a Solicitor-Advocate with higher rights of audience in all civil courts, has specialised in handling catastrophic injury cases arising out of accidents, medical malpractice, assaults and product liability for over 30 years. He is currently the Chief Assessor of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Panel. He is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and a member of, and assessor for, APIL’s Spinal Cord Injury Specialist Panel and Brain Injury Specialist Panel. He is a past national co-ordinator of APIL’s Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group, a post held for more than 12 years. He has personally recovered in excess of £100 million in damages for his seriously injured clients.

His expertise is widely recognised by his peers and he is endorsed as a leader in his field in both The Legal 500 (where he is in the prestigious Lawyers’ Hall of Fame) and Chambers UK directories. He has won multiple awards including the Eclipse Proclaim Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year (2018), Claimant Injury Lawyer of the Year (2013), UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) Award for Inspiration in Brain Injury (2013) and the Spinal Injuries Association Rebuilding Lives Award in Legal Excellence (2015).

Warren also has significant experience in pursuing personal injury claims throughout the world, having conducted cases across Europe, Asia, Australia and the Caribbean. He has particular expertise with USA claims and is a leading member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) in which he is vice-chair of the International Practice Section, a past member of the board of governors and immediate past co-chair (and founder) of the Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group. He is the only UK solicitor member of the US based National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and the National Crime Victim Bar Association of America.

Recent work highlights

  • Representing an Israeli family in a high profile road traffic collision case involving two fatalities, a catastrophic brain injury and significant other injuries.
  • Concluding a multi-million pound claim for a seriously brain injured foreign national pedestrian who was involved in an accident in Leicester. Interim payments in excess of £1 million were obtained to secure the purchase and adaptation of suitable housing in Budapest.
  • Acting on a multi-million pound claim for a professional motorcyclist who sustained spinal cord injuries while participating in a high profile race on the Isle of Man.
  • Securing a multi-million pound award for a foreign national struck by a London bus, including interim payments in excess of £1 million to fund rehabilitation and a suitable house purchase.
  • Representing a Hampshire police officer who suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle accident, resulting in limb loss, and successfully pursuing a multi-million pound claim.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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