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Spencer West LLP
Longbow House
20 Chiswell Street
EC1Y 4TW
England

Real estate > Construction: contentious Tier 5

Spencer West LLP offers a breadth of expertise across a range of construction sectors, acting for developer and contractor clients, as well as for regulatory bodies. Sarah Evans has extensive experience in advising on construction, engineering, and infrastructure projects. Shan Greer focuses on international commercial disputes, particularly in Latin America, the Caribbean, and South and West Africa.

Testimonials

‘Sarah Evans is a stand out performer. Very client focused and a solid strategist.’

‘Justine Brazil is a stand out star. She combines excellent in house experience and a wealth of knowledge about how projects really work to mean that she is fantastic at contentious work.’

Key clients

NG Bailey

Integral UK Limited

Sonnedix UK Services Limited

Teignmouth Maritime Services Limited

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms Tier 5

The newly-established TMT team at Spencer West LLP specialises in handling IT projects involving emerging technologies, including fintech, blockchain, AI and digital authentication methods, as well as assisting with digital infrastructure, e-commerce and data protection matters. It also has a growing international capability. TMT expert Dhana Doobay leads the department after joining the firm in early 2021 from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, while Edmund Probert‘s practice focuses on technology and its commercial implementation.

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Testimonials

‘Good knowledge in their field and they know where to find additional information and assistance.’

Key clients

Airport Direct

Belkin

FutureTech Solutions

London School of Design & Marketing

Coubari Cloud

Roto VR

Aeterno AI

STAXY

Yasiel

Hunrosa

Work highlights

  • Advised Airport Direct Limited on its tender for a major UK motorway toll contract under which its would supply all the online payment charging facilities for the toll road.
  • Advising FutureTech Solutions on enterprise customer terms for end-to-end business solutions to reflect new technologies for increasing customer base.
  • Advising London School of Design & Marketing on edtech as a central part of its business offering, as well as data protection in relation to existing website and student portal policies and data collection practices.

Employment > Senior executives

Naylah Hamour - 'an outstanding lawyer for senior individuals, with a rare tenacity and creativity' - joined the growing Spencer West LLP team from Axiom DWFM in 2023, bringing with her experience in litigation up to High Court level and strengths that include discrimination law, whistleblowing claims and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Founding partner Simeon Spencer is practice head.

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Spencer West LLP established its presence in the South West in 2021 with a string of new partner hires. Practice head Sonya Bassett joined the team in January from Coodes Solicitors and handles share and asset transactions as well as joint ventures. The firm took over Probert Legal  in August, with Jo Probert bringing expertise in the energy sector to the team. The practice was further bolstered in November when Sonya Bedford joined from Stephens Scown LLP, alongside Christian Wilson, a well-regarded expert in employee ownership trusts.

Finance > Banking and finance

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Essex

Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Essex

South West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Spencer West LLP established its presence in the South West in 2021 with a string of new partner hires. Practice head Sonya Bassett joined the team in January from Coodes Solicitors and handles share and asset transactions as well as joint ventures. The firm took over Probert Legal  in August, with Jo Probert bringing expertise in the energy sector to the team. The practice was further bolstered in November when Sonya Bedford joined from Stephens Scown LLP, alongside Christian Wilson, a well-regarded expert in employee ownership trusts.

Spencer West is a leading full-service international law firm advising businesses and individuals across the UK and globally, with core values of collaboration, entrepreneurship, and excellence.

Our experienced lawyers are recognised experts in their fields from leading City, national and international law firms and senior in-house positions.Working in a modern and dynamic way with autonomy over where, when and how we work, our lawyers view issues from your perspective to deliver the best results.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Founder & Senior Partner Antoine Westantoine.west@spencer-west.com
Co-Founder & Managing Partner Simeon Spencersimeon.spencer@spencer-west.com
Practice Director Kate Robottomkate.robottom@spencer-west.com
Strategic Advisor Steven Cohensteven.cohen@spencer-west.com
Marketing & Business Development Emma Sosneremma.sosner@spencer-west.com
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Sonya Bassett photo Sonya BassettSonya is a business leader with an entrepreneurial edge, able to add…
Sonya Bedford photo Sonya BedfordSonya Bedford is a leading solicitor practitioner in the field of renewable…
Justine Brazil photo Justine BrazilJustine has 20 years’ experience advising businesses in the construction, projects, housing…
Dhana Doobay photo Dhana DoobayDhana’s career has spanned decades of sector evolution from the early privatisation…
Sarah Evans photo Sarah EvansSarah has built a strong reputation with over 20 years’ experience in…
Edward Garston photo Edward Garston
Shan Greer photo Shan GreerShan Greer is an international lawyer with over twenty years’ experience advising…
Naylah Hamour photo Naylah HamourNaylah is an experienced employment and commercial litigator representing both individuals and…
David Morton photo David MortonDavid is a transactional finance lawyer with over 25 years’ experience gained…
Edmund Probert photo Edmund ProbertEdmund works mainly in the technology and IP areas. His recent work…
Jo Probert photo Jo ProbertJo is a corporate lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience at…
Fudia Smartt photo Fudia SmarttCovering every stage of the employment life cycle, Fudia advises on non-contentious…
Simeon Spencer photo Simeon SpencerSimeon founded the firm in December 2010 after almost 20 years in…
Christian Wilson photo Christian WilsonChristian is a specialist Employee Ownership Trust lawyer and is ranked a…
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Institute for Collaborative Working

At Spencer West, we firmly believe that diverse teams make better, more insightful decisions, and that they have a positive impact on the culture of our firm and the work we do for our clients on a local, regional and global basis. We are continually learning as an international community, whether through central training programmes, sharing knowledge within our specialist teams and practice areas, or through collaboration with colleagues across the firm.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are firmly embedded in our business strategy, including our plans for growth. Spencer West is committed to continuing to build teams from a variety of backgrounds, skills, experience and views, and to removing barriers for entry into legal careers.

We undertake regular surveys of our colleagues so that we can continue to understand, support and develop them. Our surveys tell us that we are a diverse community but we continue to learn from survey results and implement initiatives to ensure everyone has equality of opportunity. A snapshot of our 2022 equal opportunities survey can be found below:

  • The ethnic background of our colleagues is diverse and representative of the regions in which they live and work;
  • There is an even split of men and women working at the firm, particularly in fee earning roles (eg Partners, Solicitors);
  • Our flexible working model is attracting traditionally underrepresented groups such as women and others with caring responsibilities, helping them to achieve the work/life balance they need;
  • The age range of colleagues is predominantly between 34-55 but with notable exceptions above and below that range;
  • We have colleagues with disabilities under the Equality Act 2010, enabling us to offer support and make reasonable adjustments relevant to their individual condition; and
  • A high proportion of our colleagues attended state schools (selective and non-selective) in comparison to fee paying schools.