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!
"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
"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