Penny Brown – Senior Associate

Penny joined Edmonds Marshall McMahon in April 2016 after being legal counsel at a major international bank in London where she worked on regulatory and civil matters.

At Edmonds Marshall McMahon she undertakes work in the following areas:

  • Complex and serious fraud
  • Theft
  • Money laundering
  • Perjury and perverting the course of justice
  • International crime
  • Violent crime

In these areas, Penny oversees investigations and private prosecutions on behalf of clients.  She also regularly advises clients who need to gather evidence before laying a successful complaint with the authorities.

Prior to moving to the UK, Penny trained at one of New Zealand’s leading commercial law firms where she acted for major corporates and retail banks.  Penny was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2010. She then spent five years conducting criminal trials in New Zealand, both as a prosecutor and defence lawyer.

The combination of Penny’s commercial and criminal experience means she is able to provide strategic advice and secure excellent outcomes for her clients.

Penny is a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel, the Fraud Lawyer Association, Female Fraud Forum and the Howard League for Penal Reform.