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.
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Experienced in acting for claimants in high-value catastrophic injury claims arising from accidents abroad. 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: 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 and offers experienced support to catastrophically injured claimants who have suffered from accidents abroad. 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’.
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