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Strengths: An interviewee characterises the team as ‘extremely organised and very thorough’.

‘The firm provides an excellent service,’ one client reveals, adding: ‘They always give very quick responses and thorough explanations.’

Notable practitioners

Warren Collins: ‘Communicates risk and uncertainty in a clear and transparent fashion. He is reassuring and upfront without offering false reassurance.’ ‘Innovative and commercial in his approach to cases, adopting creative solutions to problems.’

Tristan Hallam: ‘Very caring and supportive through the process, and guided us with very good advice we are truly grateful for.’ ‘Extremely professional and outstandingly knowledgeable.’

Charlene King: ‘Charlene is an excellent lawyer who is responsive and thorough.’

Philippa Luscombe has notable strength in the personal injury field, acting for clients on brain injury and amputation cases as well as advising on fatal accident claims.

Chambers UK – 2022 edition


At Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, highly regarded team lead Warren Collins 'drives cases forward to excellent outcomes', focusing particularly on traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and wrongful death cases on behalf of claimants from both the UK and USA. Another key senior figure in the group is Tristan Hallam, who has been instructed by one of the firm's core clients, the Police Federation, for over 23 years. Hallam works closely with recommended associate, Renee Wright.

‘The serious injury team are clearly experienced at dealing with claims of the very highest value. I have found that they adopt an open and collaborative approach to working on these claims.’

‘Very capable and rounded team with excellent results and client care.’

‘Warren Collins is highly knowledgeable in dealing with serious injury claims. He fights for his clients’ interests whilst still recognising the benefits of working collaboratively with opponents to move things along.’

The Legal 500 - 2022 edition


Leading practice, well known for its expertise in catastrophic injury cases, particularly matters arising from RTAs. Handles a range of claims pertaining to fatal accidents, head and spinal injuries and amputations. Experienced in occupiers' liability cases. Also houses product liability expertise and works closely with its clinical negligence team on cosmetic treatment claims. Works on domestic cases as well as claims brought abroad.

Notable practitioners
Philippa Luscombe: 'She is a tour de force. She takes on difficult cases and has a strength of determination to see them through. She gives her cases careful analysis, ensuring her clients receive an excellent service and that they understand the issues in the case.'

Warren Collins is noted for his representation of claimants in complex amputation, brain and spinal cord injury cases. He is also recommended for wrongful death matters. 'Warren is extremely knowledgeable in his field and very reassuring when in a situation of high stress.'

Tristan Hallam is much sought after for catastrophic personal injury cases, with an emphasis on head and spinal injury and amputation cases for clients, including those arising out of RTAs. 'A very sound personal injury lawyer. He's a kind, considerate litigator and thinks things through carefully.'

Chambers UK - 2021 edition


Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP's 'fantastic' practice is known for handling complex claims across the serious personal injury and clinical negligence space.

Philippa Luscombe heads the personal injury and clinical negligence teams. She is a class act. She is strategic in her thinking about her cases. She handles complex cases of the utmost severity. She is a thinker who sees the problem and thinks through solutions.

Tristan Hallam leads the [London] team jointly with 'star performer' Warren Collins, the latter of whom is known for representing catastrophically injured claimants from both the UK and US.

Tristan Hallam is one of London’s leading personal injury lawyers and has huge experience handling claims on behalf of police officers in particular.

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.

The Legal 500 - 2021 edition


Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is 'highly rated and respected' and advises across the spectrum of personal injury matters, with expertise in road traffic accidents, employers’ liability and public liability claims. Practice head and 'skilled lawyer' Philippa Luscombe has expertise in brain injury matters.

Department co-head Warren Collins [in London] has a proven track record handling claims for clients based in the UK and USA who have been catastrophically injured, while Tristan Hallam's key specialisms include head and spinal injury work as well as acting for amputees and police officers.

The Legal 500 - 2020 edition


Leading practice, well known for its expertise in catastrophic injury cases, particularly matters arising from RTAs. Also houses product liability expertise, and works closely with its clinical negligence team on cosmetic treatment claims. Works on domestic cases as well as claims brought abroad.

Strengths: One source commends the lawyers on their diligent nature: ‘They are smartly prepared, concise and accurate. They are willing to listen and adapt to circumstances.’

Others acknowledge the firm’s reputation: ‘It is a very good name in the market. There are relatively few firms that have the mark of Penningtons Manches.’ 

Notable practitioners
Philippa Luscombe is ‘a tremendous all-rounder who never rests on her laurels’. She is praised for her ‘good eye for detail’. She primarily focuses on brain injury and fatal accident claims arising from RTAs.

The ‘superb’ Warren Collins is described by sources as ‘creative, hard working, detail-oriented and extremely well organised’. He is routinely instructed on high-value cases of catastrophic brain and spinal injury and fatal accident claims arising out of RTAs. 

Tristan Hallam has a diverse practice taking in claims arising out of serious accidents, including cases of amputation as well as catastrophic brain and spinal injury. Sources note his ability to take on highly complex cases.

Chambers UK - 2018 edition


Feel you are a fair, trustworthy and honest practice with solicitors who care about the individual.

Mr N


Always professional, prompt, polite and positive.

Mrs W


Every member of the PI team I have worked with has impressed me. Philippa Luscombe is to my mind quite simply the best PI solicitor who instructs me.  

Barrister specialising in personal injury


My impression of the firm is that it is modern, hard working and client focused - client care being second to none in my experience.  

Barrister specialising in personal injury


Our clients


Feel you are a fair, trustworthy and honest practice with solicitors who care about the individual.

Mr N


Always professional, prompt, polite and positive.

Mrs W


Every member of the PI team I have worked with has impressed me. Philippa Luscombe is to my mind quite simply the best PI solicitor who instructs me.  

Barrister specialising in personal injury


My impression of the firm is that it is modern, hard working and client focused - client care being second to none in my experience.  

Barrister specialising in personal injury


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