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Portrait of Renée Wright


Renée is an associate in the clinical negligence and personal injury team, based in the London office. She advises clients nationally on high value claims, and also acts for serving police officers who are members of the Police Federation. In particular, Renée represents officers at risk under the Winsor reforms, where injuries prevent them from returning to front line or non-adjusted duties.

Her case work generally consists of claims relating to catastrophic brain and spinal injuries, amputation, complex orthopaedic, psychological, regional or chronic pain injuries, historic sexual abuse and wound care. She also represents clients following exposure to asbestos, in high value, complex CICA claims, and claims where defendants have been untraceable or uninsured drivers.

A first-generation university student, Renée studied law at the University of Warwick, recognised as one of the top universities in the world. Prior to joining Penningtons Manches Cooper, she attended inquests, worked on death row cases in Mississippi, and assisted the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in phase 1 of the public inquiry.

Renee has been recognised and named in The Legal 500 as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ consistently for the last three years. Chambers UK has also ranked Renée as an ‘Associate to watch’, describing her as leading ‘an impressive range of catastrophic injury matters’, with clients commenting that she is a ‘passionate and talented individual with a wealth of knowledge and impeccable client etiquette’.

Recent work highlights

  • Assisting residents of Grenfell Tower, and their family members, with drafting and finalising witness statements to be heard as part of phase 1 of the inquiry.
  • Securing pro bono representation at an inquest in order to assist a former client with clarification around the cause of his mother’s unexpected death.
  • Securing settlement of a traumatic brain injury of a minor with a lump sum payment of £2.3 million plus annual payments of £55,000 for the rest of the claimant’s life.
  • Assisting in securing settlement of a subtle brain injury claim for over £1.2 million and net of a 95:5 liability split in favour of the claimant.
  • Successfully securing primary liability and defending allegations of contributory negligence following a fully contested, High Court, liability only trial. Judgment resulted in the claimant being entitled to 100% of her compensation.

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