Her work includes software development agreements, website and app documentation, IT services contracts, intellectual property assignments, data processing terms and commercial non-disclosure agreements.
During her time at VWV, Penelope has worked with a broad range of clients, including individuals, tech start-ups, universities, healthcare practices and large corporations and understands the different needs and requirements that these clients have.
Penelope has particular expertise in advising start-ups and early stage businesses, offering commercial and corporate support and working closely with other teams such as regulatory compliance, tax and employment to offer her start-up clients all of the support they need.
Penelope is passionate about science and technology, and is an active member of our technology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector groups.
Through working with clients in these sectors, Penelope is developing a deeper understanding of their particular needs and interests. With a particular interest in the intersection of these areas, for example in digital health, bio tech and intelligent drug discovery, she is also actively working on developing a better academic understanding of the nature of the work our clients do.
Penelope also has an enduring interest in the intersection of the technology and media sectors, particularly in intellectual property and internet law, having written about the liability of internet intermediaries and about the challenges of online copyright enforcement during her legal studies. Before joining VWV as a trainee, Penelope spent two years working in media and reputation litigation, including internet, privacy, intellectual property and information law and cyber security.
Penelope graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2012 with a 2:1 degree in Philosophy. She achieved a Distinction on the Legal Practice Course through part time study whilst working full time as a media and reputation litigation paralegal.
Outside work, Penelope enjoys badminton, climbing and hiking with friends.