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The firm has 'an excellent team that is very responsive and has good relationships with its clients.'

Notable practitioners
Mark Lee handles a wide range of complex claims. Interviewees describe him as 'a charismatic and switched-on lawyer who has good judgement on cases.'

Chambers UK - 2021 edition

Building a reputation as a leader in the field, travel law practice head Mark Lee primarily represents travel insurers and their policyholders in high-value compensation claims arising from accidents abroad. 

They have many years worth of expertise in the niche field of travel insurance related claims; the Penningtons Manches Cooper team have remained a reliable and ever more knowledgeable presence.

Mark Lee and Keith Dean have always demonstrated absolute professionalism, and manage to combine pragmatism and clarity of advice, with a friendly and open approach to whoever needs their advice.

The Legal 500 - 2021 edition

The team is adept at handling complex and high-value cross-border personal injury claims for claimants and defendants and is instructed by a number of insurers. It is particularly noted for its specialist brain injury expertise. Team head Mark Lee is leading advice for an individual who suffered life changing injuries, and his family, following a catastrophic road traffic accident in France.

The Legal 500 - 2020 edition

Experienced acting for claimants in high-value catastrophic injury and fatalities claims arising from road traffic, ski, marine, hotel and work accidents abroad and in the UK. Well versed in assisting with contested issues of jurisdiction, applicable law, liability and quantum. Also noted for its handling of insurance coverage disputes and foreign clinical negligence cases.

Strengths: Market sources note that the team is ‘highly experienced in dealing with complex international cases.’

Notable practitioners
Mark Lee is a reputable practitioner noted for his track record in high-value and catastrophic injury cases, attracting praise for his ‘very calm,’ ‘very supportive’ and ‘very efficient’ approach. He regularly advises on a range of accidents abroad, including RTAs, sports and leisure incidents as well as accidents at work, and is particularly adept at handling head injury claims.

Chambers UK - 2019 edition

The team at Penningtons Manches LLP are ‘specialists in the field with a deep knowledge of travel law and dealing with EU jurisdictional issues’ and handle international personal injury cases for claimants and defendants, acting for a number of insurer clients. Travel law team head Mark Lee is ‘very practical in his approach and capable of dealing with very complex matters in a straightforward manner’ and is particularly experienced in head injury cases. Warren Collins and senior associate (non-solicitor) Keith Dean are also key figures.

The Legal 500 - 2019 edition

Strengths: Sources note the team's strength in the travel arena: ‘They are knowledgeable and experts in their field. They are resourceful and always on hand to provide practical advice around the varying differences and requirements of differing jurisdictions.’

Further interviewees confirm: ‘They are highly experienced with a deep talent pool of diligent, responsible, responsive’ lawyers.

Notable practitioners
Mark Lee heads the travel law team. Sources say: ‘His technical knowledge is exceptional and his passion for his subject matter is inspiring.’

The ‘superb’ Warren Collins of Penningtons Manches LLP is described by sources as ‘creative, hard working, detail-oriented and extremely well organised’.

Chambers UK - 2018 edition

Our clients

Understanding and approachable - the team underpin their niche knowledge and expertise with flexible, efficient and most importantly practical solutions to problem solving. An expert in their field.  

David Nash, Manager, BTE Claims, Allianz Legal Protection

I have found Penningtons Manches to be very attentive, professional, thorough and, importantly to our company, refreshingly friendly. Penningtons Manches' travel team has aided in recovering significant monies over the last 12 months and we now use them exclusively for all our foreign accident cases.  

Steve Agnew, Recoveries manager, Mondial Assistance (UK)

Penningtons Manches are always very quick to advise on potential foreign recovery cases and give guidance on legal matters relating to travel insurance claims. They provide their proposals in a simple format so you are not blinded by legal jargon and make your options very clear. The service is excellent and the team are very professional and a pleasure to work with.  

Graeme Bell, Claims development director, Direct Group

I have worked with Mark for many years now. His knowledge of international litigation is second to none and he is always available to provide his expert advice when needed.  

Simon Cook, Special investigations manager, Cega

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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.

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