Andrew Spencer’s practice focuses on travel and cross-border claims; professional negligence; and personal injury.

Andrew is ranked as a Leading Junior in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Andrew’s professional negligence practice is focused on claims against solicitors, in particular in claims with an underlying background of personal injury.

Andrew is a PNBA Adjudicator.

Recent examples of Andrew’s work include:

  • Acting for solicitors, a deputy and financial advisors who were defendants to a claim relating to the management of funds by a protected party.
  • Acting for solicitor defendants in a claim about the drafting of an agreement for the merger of 2 companies.
  • Representing the defendants in a claim concerning the scope of solicitors’ duty of care when operating a legal advice helpline.

Andrew’s personal injury practice covers all principle areas of personal injury litigation. Andrew represents claimants and defendants.

Examples of Andrew’s current and recent work include:-

  • Acting for and representing the Defendant in a claim brought by a member of the public who fell from a seaside pier and sustained a serious head injury.
  • Andrew, with Edward Faulks KC, represented the Defendant at the liability trial in Spearman v Royal United Bath Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 3027 (QB). Andrew continued to act in relation to quantum thereafter. The case concluded in 2022.

Andrew acts for claimants and defendants in claims and group actions relating to accidents, medical negligence, and illness abroad and off-shore

Recent examples of Andrew’s work include:

  • Acting for a Claimant who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident abroad and was rendered paraplegic.
  • Advising and representing the family of a holiday-maker who died when he fell down stairs at an overseas hotel in a claim against the hotel’s insurer.
  • Acting for a Defendant in a case involving an accident on a gangway between a ship and an offshore installation.

Endorsements

“Andrew is a very straight-talking barrister who cuts through complex issues and gets to the crux of the case.”

Legal 500 2024

“Andrew is an extremely good advocate and prepares for trial with painstaking attention to detail. He is cool and calm on his feet and a ruthlessly effective cross examiner of witnesses, both lay and expert.”

Chambers & Partners 2024

“Andrew is diligent, responsive and good with clients.”

Chambers & Partners 2023

“He is very user-friendly. When you instruct Andrew you know that the service is going to be excellent, the advice will be clear and he will address all the issues you need.”

Legal 500 2023

“Knowledgeable on package travel or convention cases and will always try his best to find a route to liability.”

Legal 500, 2022 Travel law – Leading Juniors – Tier 1

“He is very effective in court, outstanding in cross-examination, and canny with a judge.”

Legal 500, 2022 Travel law – Leading Juniors – Tier 1

“He is very user-friendly. When you instruct Andrew you know that the service is going to be excellent, the advice will be clear and he will address all the issues you need.”

Legal 500 2022 Professional Negligence - Leading Juniors - Tier 5

“Andrew is an expert in the defence of claims against solicitors involving underlying personal injury litigation. Great attention to detail and excellent working in a team. He is very calm and instils confidence.”

Legal 500 2022 Professional Negligence - Leading Juniors - Tier 5

“He gets on top of matters very quickly, really empathises with the client and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the case law. He's a great advocate who provides succinct advice and is wonderful with clients.”

Chambers & Partners 2022 Travel: International Personal Injury (Juniors) - Band 2

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate.

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate.

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