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Penelope Heighton


Solicitor

Euro LL.B (Hons)

Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Qualified as Solicitor 2009

Bi-lingual Spanish/English

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Penelope Heighton

Penny joined Harris Fowler in 2009 to specialise in personal injury law after 4 years at a top 100 national law firm where she undertook a variety of work as part of her formal solicitor training in addition to personal injury work including family, crime, intellectual property, commercial property and 2 years of commercial litigation.

During that time she was involved in a major piece of personal injury litigation where the Claimant sustained life changing injuries being crushed by a recycling compacting machine in the course of his employment.

After joining Harris Fowler, Penny initially worked as an assistant solicitor to Grant Fowler, the CEO, helping with complex high value and catastrophic injury work. Work undertaken included a case where damages were successfully recovered for a client who was brain damaged after being struck by a falling tree and taking witness evidence from a former England football manager on behalf of another client who was a promising young footballer whose potential professional career was affected by being struck in the eye by a rock thrown by one of his school mates.

Penny now runs her own varied case- load across a wide range of personal injury cases including accidents at work, road traffic accidents, occupiers and public liability claims.

She has experiences of running multi defendant cases to trial. Penny has undertaken her own advocacy and made successful court applications on clients’ behalf.

She is bi-lingual in English/Spanish which has proved an advantage on cases with a Spanish element for example in one case where she was able to take a detailed statement from the sister of a Spanish client who had been seriously injured whilst working in the UK and who needed 24 hour care as a result.

She has written articles on personal injury law including a front page story in the Solicitors Journal in respect of an important decision made by the Court of Appeal in a case which she was involved regarding what medical documents should be legally privileged and those which Defendants can properly ask to be disclosed.

Penny feels the most rewarding aspect of the job is achieving compensation for a client especially when they are faced with the injustice of a defendant denying responsibility for the client’s injury.