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Penny Spenceley-Stevens

Associate (FCILEx)


+44 (0)115 976 6248


Penny is an associate in our IPR technical and social care team. Penny advises the NHS Resolution, local authorities and several specialist private care insurers on a variety of different types of claims including accidents at work, stress, GDPR breaches, vicarious liability and historical sexual abuse claims.  

Having previously been a claimant lawyer for 20 years, Penny joined the firm 10 years ago to handle defendant cases giving her an ideal perspective from both sides of a claim. Penny’s clients include the NHRS, local authorities and specialist private care insurers. Penny advises clients on personal injury cases where staff and or members of the public bring claims against hospitals for accidents, stress at work, breach of GDPR, assaults and vicarious liability claims. More recently Penny has joined our social care team where she advises local authorities and their insurers on historical sexual abuse cases.  Penny has recently settled a high value claim against a trust where the claimant was seeking in excess of £4m which settled at mediation for £800,000. Penny had a trial win recently where the claimant was alleging a Trust was vicariously liable for the actions of a member of staff when he assaulted the claimant. The Court held the Trust was not liable for the actions of an employee on a personal adventure of his own. Penny has also worked on secondment for the NHS Resolution both at their offices and remotely.  


Featured experience

Sexual abuse and vicarious liability

Claim settled where quantum was in dispute.

Vicarious liability

Trial win on vicarious liability.

Breach of GDPR

Settled a claim for accidental release of sensitive information.


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