Justine Spencer



I have specialised in clinical negligence since qualifying as a solicitor and developed a particular interest in the area of high value, complex obstetric and neonatal neurological injury, including cerebral palsy, neonatal hypoglycaemia, meningitis and Group B Strep.

I am an Associate and Team Leader for the Southampton Medical Negligence team.

Justine Spencer is involved in cerebral palsy cases, and also has a niche in claims regarding neonatal hypoglycaemia. Legal professionals say her proficiency is boosted by a "very high intellectual ability" - Chambers & Partners


  • The Times Lawyer of the Week - January 2010
  • Lawtel case report - DP v Dr Gnananpragasam (2008)
  • Clinical Risk

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I enjoy working with clients and their families and I never cease to be impressed by the strength and level of dedication and commitment given to my clients by family and friends in very difficult and demanding circumstances.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I enjoy working with the highly motivated and talented people at Irwin Mitchell in a very vibrant and friendly office.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

When not running around after my young daughter, I enjoy playing tennis and swimming (both badly), skiing (even more badly!), films, travel, a glass of good wine and sitting still for five minutes!

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 23/02/2016
    Sailor To Share Survival Story On An Inspirational Evening In Southampton

    “It’s fantastic that Tony Bullimore will be sharing his amazing story and this will make for an excellent evening celebrating those who have and continue to overcome challenges and difficulties on a daily basis. “We see the amazing job Brainwave do to support these children and their families and we want to show our support by raising much needed funds that will make a real difference to the job they do.”

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  • 16/07/2015
    Expert Medical Negligence Lawyers Support Brainwave Charity Quiz

    “At Irwin Mitchell, we work extremely hard to support disabled children and their families and have seen first-hand the fantastic support the charity has offered to our clients. “We were delighted to be able to help raise funds by hosting the ‘Brain of Brainwave Quiz’ at the Royal Southampton Yacht Cub, particularly as we know how important events like this are for raising awareness of the charity and ensuring it continues to help young people and their families in our region.”

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