Strengths: ‘They are pragmatic and thoughtful.’
‘Penningtons have standout expertise in cross-border litigation; they have an extensive network of global contacts and provide a seamless service.’
Mark Lee: ‘Mark is extremely knowledgeable, always prepared and well versed in any developments in this field.’
Joanna Wylie: ‘She is an experienced travel lawyer.’
Chambers UK - 2023 edition
Excelling in cross-jurisdictional personal injury cases and serious brain injury claims, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP’s ‘personable and highly competent team’ is predominantly active on the claimant side, but also has capacity to handle defendant instructions, often acting for policyholders. Group head Mark Lee is ‘skilled, pragmatic and absolutely the go-to guy for travel-related accident and injury issues’ including catastrophic injury claims, while Warren Collins regularly handles catastrophic injury and fatal accident litigation. Louise High is the key contact for insurers.
‘They have a solid team of people who have been doing travel law for many years and have the experience to deal in a very efficient manner with this type of claims.’
‘They have a good reputation in the field and Mark Lee is always solid and sensible. On the defendant side, Louise High is excellent.’
‘Mark Lee – debonair, clever. Louise High – commercially minded, sensible.’
‘Mark Lee – extremely approachable. Flexible and accommodating, Mark is happy to pick things up at short notice.’
The Legal 500 - 2023 edition
Experienced acting for claimants in high-value catastrophic injury claims arising from road traffic, marine, hotel and work accidents abroad and in the UK. Well versed in assisting with issues of jurisdiction, applicable law, liability and quantum.
Strengths: An impressed commentator remarks: ‘The team are experienced, know how the system works and provide a good service to clients.’
Mark Lee: ‘An experienced litigator.’ ‘He is a pleasure to deal with due to his combination of experience, knowledge, approachability and enthusiasm.’
Joanna Wylie: ‘She has good expertise in travel claims and is very efficient.’
Chambers UK – 2022 edition
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP has a 'broad range of knowledge' in travel litigation, with a varied caseload covering road traffic accident claims as well as cases involving incidents which occurred while on holiday or working abroad. The 'very knowledgeable' Mark Lee heads the practice and is experienced in advising on catastrophic injury claims, including those concerning complex and traumatic brain injuries. Lee has handled cases in multiple jurisdictions, but is particularly well known for his expertise in claims involving Spain, and is a fluent Spanish speaker. Warren Collins has a similar background but has a greater focus on claims involving the US.
‘Key experience from a long-established and stable team who understand their specialism and are able to work in line with commercial agreements in an efficient and pragmatic manner.’
‘Mark Lee has fantastic human intelligence, lots of experience, is prompt in his client engagement, a real pleasure to deal with and leads his team with commercial nous and acumen.’
The Legal 500 - 2022 edition
Strengths: Sources note the firm has 'an excellent team that is very responsive and has good relationships with its clients.'
Mark Lee handles a wide range of complex claims, including those involving catastrophic injuries sustained in road traffic and marine accidents. Interviewees describe him as 'a charismatic and switched-on claimant lawyer who has good judgement on cases.'
Joanna Wylie regularly advises clients on claims against tour operators, foreign insurers and hotels. Her broad experience covers road traffic, skiing and marine accidents across Europe, with a focus on those occurring in Spain and France.
Chambers UK - 2021 edition
Operating as part of a large, multi-disciplinary team, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP's personal injury practice is instructed on complex cross-border cases by both claimants and defendants. It often acts for those affected by a life-changing injury; high-profile cases involving individuals who have sustained catastrophic brain injuries are a key area of strength.
Mark Lee is building a reputation as a leader in the field. Warren Collins has extensive experience in handling cross-border claims involving personal injury of the greatest severity.
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 at Penningtons Manches LLP 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