Spencer joins chambers as a third six pupil after having completed his twelve-month pupillage at a common law chambers in the Temple, where he gained experience across a variety of practice areas. He was regularly instructed in small claims, CMCs, interim applications, approval hearings and he also appeared in the High Court. During his pupillage, Spencer was the winner of the Times Law Award and the Inner Temple Pupils’ Advocacy Prize.
Spencer previously worked as an in-house advocate for DWF where he appeared at interlocutory hearings, applications, disposal hearings, small claims trials, costs and case management conferences and in the ET. He gained experience in catastrophic personal injury, employment, professional negligence, credit hire, commercial litigation and industrial disease matters. During his time at DWF, Spencer was seconded to Malaysia where expanded his experience in international disputes and acted in a business development role.
During pupillage, Spencer was appointed to the Attorney General’s Junior Junior panel and undertook a significant legislation review for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He volunteers with the Bar Pro Bono Unit and he has worked to retain young people in mainstream education by challenging educational exclusions with the Communities Empowerment Network. He also sits on the Sport Resolutions Pro Bono Panel and is currently assisting an athlete on an anti-doping matter.
Spencer has a degree in Law from the University of Bristol. After graduating he completed the BPTC at the University of Law, for which he was awarded a major Exhibition Award, a Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, the Frank and Buriss Gahan Scholarship from the Inner Temple and an Advocacy Scholarship from the University of Law. During pupillage, Spencer was the recipient of the Marshall Hall Trust Award.
LLB (Hons), University of Bristol
BTPC, University of Law
Jarman Prize for Advocacy, Inner Temple (first in cohort)
Exhibition Award, Inner Temple
Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Inner Temple
Frank and Buriss Gahan Scholarship, Inner Temple
Marshal Hall Trust Award, Inner Temple
Advocacy Scholarship, University of Law
Negotiation Prize, University of Law
Times Law Award 2018 (Winner)