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Colin is a senior associate in the commercial dispute resolution team in London. He assists with a broad range of matters relating to commercial and financial disputes.

Specialising in complex group action claims, Colin frequently acts for large groups of claimants in cases against various professional advisors including solicitors, brokers and insurance professionals.

Before joining Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2020, Colin worked at an international law firm where he gained extensive experience in commercial insurance litigation and advised on high value commercial disputes, often with an international angle.

Recent work highlights

  • Assisting large groups of claimants in bringing group actions for professional negligence against their solicitors in relation to failed investments in residential property and student accommodation schemes.
  • Advising a group of policyholders on professional negligence actions against their brokers for the mis-selling of business interruption insurance.

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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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