Spencer accepts instructions from Claimants and Defendants in all of 12KBW’s core areas.

Spencer has particular experience in personal injury, employer’s liability, credit hire, employment, industrial disease and travel cases. He has a particular interest in expanding his industrial disease practice, having assisted in this area of law during pupillage.

Spencer is willing to act in a pro-bono capacity and has worked on a pro-bono basis to retain young people in mainstream education by challenging school exclusions.

Alongside his paperwork practice, Spencer regularly appears in trials, interim applications, CMCs and approval hearings.

Personal Injury
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Spencer has experience across various aspects of personal injury law, including: road traffic claims; employer’s ability; occupier’s liability and Highways Act claims.

Prior to joining chambers Spencer conducted his own advocacy at an international law firm where he undertook CCMCs, trial and interim applications in personal injury matters. He has experience of drafting statements of case, advising on liability and quantum and drafting part 35 questions.

Spencer is also interested in sports injuries, issues surrounding the duty of care towards players and athletes and disciplinary matters. He is a member of the Sport Resolutions pro bono panel and was recently instructed on a pro bono basis by a professional athlete subject to an adverse analytical finding.

International and Travel
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Spencer has experience of cases with an international element.

Prior to joining chambers, he worked as member of a team on a high value international arbitration and spent time as a secondee at a law firm in Malaysia.

Spencer has experience advising and drafting in travel claims. He is keen to expand his experience in this area of law and accepts instructions in international and travel cases, including those involving the Package Travel Regulations.

Industrial Disease
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Spencer has experience in NIHL and HAVS cases and has appeared at court in case management hearings and interim applications in these types of matters.

In litigation arising from asbestos exposure, Spencer has experience of low exposure issues, insurance related issues, quantum and has advised and drafted pleadings in asbestos litigation. He is keen to develop his industrial disease practice further.

Employment
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Spencer accepts instructions in employment and discrimination cases. He has appeared in the employment tribunal in discrimination, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing claims and is happy to accept instructions from claimants or defendants in this area.

Inquests
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Spencer accepts instructions to represent parties at inquests. He is keen to develop his practice in this area.

Clinical Negligence
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Spencer accepts instructions in all aspects of clinical negligence litigation.

Credit Hire
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Spencer has significant experience in credit hire, appearing on behalf of both defendants and claimants.

Qualifications and Awards
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Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law

LLB, Law, University of Bristol

 

Pupil’s Prize for Advocacy, Inner Temple, 2018

Times Law Award, 2018

Exhibition Award, Inner Temple

Frank and Buriss Gahan Scholarship, Inner Temple

Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Inner Temple

Marshall Hall Trust Award, Inner Temple

Advocacy Scholarship, University of Law

Negotiation Prize, University of Law

Appointments and Memberships
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Personal Injuries Bar Association

Bar Pro Bono Unit

Sport Resolutions Pro Bono Panel

Government Legal Department’s Junior Junior Panel