Justine Spencer



I am Head of the Southampton Medical Negligence team and 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.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

The challenge and opportunity to help people overcome life-changing events.

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 do away from the office?

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


"Irwin Mitchell's team was bolstered by its merger with Thomas Eggar LLP and the recruitment of Justine Spencer, who specialises in birth injury cases" - Legal 500

"Justine Spencer of Irwin Mitchell is 'an effective and tenacious clinical negligence solicitor', say sources. She has particular expertise in obstetric and neonatal neurological injuries. - Chambers UK

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 19/04/2017
    Isle Of Wight NHS Trust In Special Measures Following CQC Assessment

    “Everyone knows that NHS Trusts are under enormous strain, but it is imperative that the Isle of Wight NHS Trust take the CQC’s findings seriously and implements swift and effective action to make the necessary changes and improvements to patient safety. “In a hospital environment, poor practice can mean the difference between life and death. We see the impact these types of failings can have on patients and their families and it is vital that patient safety is always the number one priority. “It is also particularly distressing to hear that patients being treated in the mental health wards were not always afforded the dignity and privacy that other patients experienced. “The Trust also needs to address the issue of unnecessary bureaucracy, and implement an immediate programme of change to improve the safeguarding knowledge and practice among staff.”

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  • 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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