Penelope studied law at the then College of Law (now University of Law). On conclusion of her studies she was offered a lectureship post but instead she took up an offer of partnership in the firm that she had trained in. Three years after qualifying Penelope opened her own practice in Lewes. Shortly after, she accepted Partnership in a large local Law Firm based in Brighton, operating out of the Lewes office. After taking a career break from the law, she won a place to study composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She also obtained her Commercial Pilot’s Licence and Flying Instructor Rating and taught flying out of Shoreham Airport. During this period, Penelope taught theory of music and composition to school children, which she continues to do. Returning to the law in 2014, Penelope accepted the post of Supervising Solicitor at the University of Law in Guildford before joining Engleharts as Supervising Solicitor.
Penelope has extensive experience in civil litigation, particularly medico-legal litigation and contract. She has considerable experience in family law and is a member of Resolution. She also worked intensively for 2 years in criminal law defence. At the University of Law she was responsible for the administering of 14 pro bono schemes and public access Law Clinics for students.
Penelope continues to teach music. She has written a children’s book. She enjoys composing music, reading, skiing, riding, gardening, archery and flying vintage aircraft. She also enjoys going to concerts of all genres of music but especially opera.