Penny is a policy consultant, writer and trainer specialising in mental health and capacity law. She is editor of the Elder Law Journal
; contributor to Court of Protection Practice
and Mental Capacity: Law and Practice
(all Jordan Publishing); Assessment of Mental Capacity
and Mental Health Tribunals
. She was Specialist Adviser to the Joint Parliamentary Select Committee on the Draft Mental Incapacity Bill and prepared a major part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice. Penny was formerly Law Society Policy Adviser on Mental Health and Disability, a Mental Health Act Commissioner and a member of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council.