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Portrait of Renée Wright
Areas of expertise: Clinical negligence, Personal injury


Renée is an associate in the clinical negligence and personal injury team, based in the London office. She advises clients nationally on high value personal injury claims and has a specialist interest in catastrophic brain and spinal injuries, as well as amputation claims.

Renée acts for serving police officers who are members of the Police Federation and, in particular, represents officers at risk under the Winsor reforms where injuries prevent them from returning to front line or non-adjusted duties. She also represents clients in high value, complex CICA claims and claims where defendants have been untraceable or uninsured drivers.

Prior to joining Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2018, Renée attended inquests, worked on death row cases in Mississippi and assisted the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in phase 1 of the public inquiry. She was admitted as a solicitor in March 2017 and has over eight years’ litigation experience prior to qualifying. She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and has been appointed Deputy Vice Chair of the Association of Women Solicitors London. Renée is recognised as a ‘key lawyer’ in The Legal 500 2021 and a ‘recommended’ lawyer in The Legal 500 2022.

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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