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Penny Fitzpatrick Principal Lawyer, Clinical Negligence

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Penny is a principal lawyer within our clinical negligence team at Slater and Gordon in London.

She has more than 15 years' experience handling clinical negligence cases.

She has successfully represented clients in a wide spectrum of cases including those relating to spinal injuries and birth injuries.

She has also handled a multitude of neurological, ophthalmic, obstetric, gynaecological, surgical, oncology and anaesthetic cases.

Many have concerned instances of misdiagnosis, inadequate surgical technique, delayed treatment and prescription error.

Much of her caseload involves complex, high value, maximum severity and fatal claims and her cases are chiefly against hospital trusts, general practitioners and private consultants.

Penny also represents clients at inquest.

She consistently receives positive client feedback and has had cases reported in both the local and national press.

Penny recently co-wrote an article on the issues surrounding breach of duty in the recent case Muller v King College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in PI Focus Magazine. She has also co-written an article discussing the Bolam principle in relation to the same case in PI Brief Update Law Journal.


Commendations from independent legal directories

  • Recognised by the Good Lawyer Guide for outstanding legal practice

Career history

  • Since 2014 Slater and Gordon
  • 2013 – 2014 Fentons Solicitors
  • 2002 – 2013 Gadsby Wicks
  • 2000 – 2002 Weight Wolny and Trusler
  • Nottingham Law School

Professional memberships

  • Accredited member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel
  • Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Recent Testimonials for Penny Fitzpatrick

“I felt hugely supported by you and your team in court. I thank you again for your warmth and responsiveness. ”

Mr M, Beckenham

“I would like the opportunity to thank you so much for all of your excellent hard work and effort on my behalf. We as a family appreciate your advice and counsel through this case. We are very fortunate to have such a great solicitor representing us. ”

Mrs I, London

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