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.’
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.
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
Penningtons Manches LLP is praised for its ‘high level of specialist knowledge’. The team handles international personal injury cases for claimant and defendant clients and is ‘not afraid to run with risky cases’. Team head Mark Lee is ‘very committed to his clients’ and ‘is able to explain the differences and intricacies of foreign jurisdictions; he is acutely aware of the need to assess risk and cost in order to consider the best way of settling claims to the satisfaction of the client’. Warren Collins and Keith Dean are also key members of the team.
The Legal 500 - 2017 edition
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