Penny is a Paralegal in the family team at Herrington Carmichael, working closely with Amanda Phillips-Wylds and Aaron O’Malley.
Penny joined us in March 2021 from a well-regarded law firm in Central Reading where she gained considerable experience dealing with children matters, domestic violence, divorce and finances. Penny previously volunteered with the National Centre for Domestic Violence and would attend court with litigants in person, acting as a McKenzie Friend and therefore understands the importance of approaching situations sensitively and with empathy and patience.
Penny studied Law at Swansea University and graduated in 2019 with an Upper Second Class Honours. Penny then went onto study at the University of Law where she obtained a Master’s degree in Professional Legal Practice. Her Master’s dissertation focussed on surrogacy arrangements in the UK.
Penny deals with all new enquiries within the family team and recognises the daunting prospect of approaching a family lawyer for the first time and is readily available to actively listen to any family law related issues that you may have.
Penny intends on qualifying as a solicitor and will shortly become a Graduate Legal Executive, as to enable her to qualify through the CILEx route.
Interests and Hobbies
Outside of work, Penny enjoys meeting up with her friends and family. She loves travelling and, in the summer of 2017, spent three months working in Pennsylvania, USA at a summer camp for underprivileged girls. Penny also loves animals and has recently rehomed a very naughty but lovable kitten called Charlie.
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We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2020 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2020.