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?
"Justine is a true professional and an expert in her field whilst also demonstrating empathy in a extremely challenging time. I will always be grateful for the time and never wavering kindness that Justine has shown me and above all I couldn’t of asked for a better solicitor or a nicer person." - 5* Trustpilot review
"She was extremely professional and willing to listen to my many problems and always had a positive outlook. I would thoroughly recommend anybody who has the misfortune of a medical negligence problem please use Irwin Mitchell." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Justine Spencer of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors is a very special and talented person in her field of work and has made a huge difference to our lives. Not once over the numerous years of dealing with her has she made us feel like we were bothering her. She has dealt with our case with compassion and true understanding, backed up with an incredible level of legal knowledge, as well as access and rapport with a number of top medical experts.
"With a level head she conducts herself professionally and politely, but you know that if required, the gloves will come off! We are so grateful that we found her and would have no hesitation in recommending her to the next person in need. She truly is a Medical Negligence expert with the perfect human touch" - 5* Trustpilot review
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!
"Justine Spencer sets the tone for the team. She is an excellent solicitor and is totally committed to her clients. She is intelligent, enthusiastic and able. Despite her responsibilities as head of the team, she has a large and loyal client following." - Legal 500, 2024
"Justine Spencer has an extreme level of expertise and sophistication. She effortlessly adjusts her explanations as appropriate to make you feel very heard, understood and in control." - Legal 500, 2024
"Justine Spencer is recognised for her ability in complex cases concerning brain injury and delay in diagnosis as well as obstetric-related mandates." - Chambers & Partners 2022 (Leading Individual - Band 2)
"Justine Spencer has been working with our family for a very long time. In that time, we have found her to be ethical and transparent in her dealings with us and she has gained our trust." - Legal 500 2022 (Next Generation Partner)
"She has a strong grasp of both the clinical and legal arguments," – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Leading Individual - Band 2)
Justine is a "Next Generation Partner". - Legal 500, 2021
"Sources consider her a thoughtful and thorough lawyer" – Chambers & Partners, 2020
Justine "is a fantastic lawyer. She is dedicated, tenacious, knowledgeable and wonderfully empathetic: a standout who leads the team from strength to strength." - Legal 500, 2020
"A sharp legal mind' and 'obtains superb results for her clients", - Legal 500, 2018/19
"She is a true professional with a sense of empathy that many do not have. She is very clear in her communication and always keeps me up to date with any developments. She goes above and beyond her duty." - Chambers & Partners, 2018/19