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Colin Murphy


Colin Murphy is a solicitor in the travel team.

Travel claims

After graduating in 2007 and gaining his Legal Practice Certificate, Colin completed his training with Coleman’s Solicitors. He then joined regional law firm Pannone in 2013, subsequently moving to Slater and Gordon. He gained additional qualification as a solicitor advocate in 2013, which enables him to exercise rights of audience in civil proceedings on behalf of clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in England and Wales.

Professional, courteous, thorough and lastly – honest.

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Legal expertise

Since qualifying in 2013 as a Solicitor Advocate Colin has specialised in international travel litigation. Colin joined Leigh Day’s Manchester office in 2018 having moved from Slater and Gordon. 

Colin has extensive experience dealing with complex and high value personal injury claims occurring abroad. Typically Colin acts for individuals involved in accidents occurring on package holidays, road traffic accidents overseas, workplace accidents overseas, maritime and aviation cases. 

Colin’s recent caseload includes:

  • Acting for the widow of a holidaymaker who died following an accident on a package holiday;
  • Acting for an actor who sustained a brain injury during the course of filming a fight scene abroad;
  • Acting for an employee who suffered life changing injuries whilst working on an oil rig;
  • Acting for a holidaymaker who suffered a spinal injury during a road traffic accident abroad. 


Colin’s professional memberships include the Law Society, The Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) and The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

News and blogs

News Article
Departure Lounge
Travel Travel claims travel insurance Court of Justice of the European Union Article 13

European Court ruling clarifies section of travel insurance law

A decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on a Leigh Day client’s personal injury claim has brought clarity to an important part of European Union law.

Blog Post
Coronavirus Hand Sanitiser
personal injury Coronavirus Covid-19

Long Covid and the implications for personal injury

Colin Murphy considers what Long Covid could mean for personal injury claims in the future

News Article
Road traffic collisions

Solicitor for two French coach crash victims calls for swift support

The travel solicitor who is representing two people who were injured after a coach crashed in northern France has called for swift support to be put in place for the victims.

Up and coming associate with a razor sharp intellect.

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