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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.
Breach of GDPR
Settled a claim for accidental release of sensitive information.
Trial win on vicarious liability.
Sexual abuse and vicarious liability
Claim settled where quantum was in dispute.
“The case has been the source of as much enjoyment because of you as it been stress because of the rest of them!! You thoroughly deserve such a good result."
“That’s great news that this claim has settled, the Trust is pleased with the result.”
“I was conflicted with this case and the amount she was claiming, as was the Trust, however, and unfortunately, we were without witnesses/statements to support a strong defence. I am thankful and appreciate your efforts and steadfastness in dealing with this matter.”