Holiday accident claims

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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.’

Notable practitioners

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.'

Notable practitioners
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


I would like to thank you for all your work over the past three years. I know I would not have been so lucky with my compensation claim without your expertise. I would also like to commend you for your patience. When I needed an explanation of the law, I always found you approachable.  

Client CC


Thank you for all your help with this matter - you have dealt with it very efficiently. I'm glad we were able to arrive at an acceptable solution before proceeding to trial.  

Client SL


The service was excellent and had it not been for the efforts put in by your team, the case would have carried on for far longer and with a less satisfactory outcome.  

Client LC


I very much appreciate the efforts you have gone to and the support you have given me along the way. I really want to thank you so much for all you have done - it has been a pleasure to work with you.  

Client MK


You couldn't have been more helpful, professional, positive, supportive and determined to achieve the best possible outcome and I feel very lucky to have had you working on my behalf.  

Client VC


You are an honest practice and want to help your clients. Gave me back my confidence in solicitors. 

Client MG


Our clients


I would like to thank you for all your work over the past three years. I know I would not have been so lucky with my compensation claim without your expertise. I would also like to commend you for your patience. When I needed an explanation of the law, I always found you approachable.  

Client CC


Thank you for all your help with this matter - you have dealt with it very efficiently. I'm glad we were able to arrive at an acceptable solution before proceeding to trial.  

Client SL


The service was excellent and had it not been for the efforts put in by your team, the case would have carried on for far longer and with a less satisfactory outcome.  

Client LC


I very much appreciate the efforts you have gone to and the support you have given me along the way. I really want to thank you so much for all you have done - it has been a pleasure to work with you.  

Client MK


You couldn't have been more helpful, professional, positive, supportive and determined to achieve the best possible outcome and I feel very lucky to have had you working on my behalf.  

Client VC


You are an honest practice and want to help your clients. Gave me back my confidence in solicitors. 

Client MG


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