Mr Andrew Spencer > Deka Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Deka Chambers
3-5 Norwich Street
London
EC4A 1DR
England

Position

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

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.

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’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.

Education

  • BA (Hons), Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Oxford University.
  • CPE (Law Conversion Course), City University.
  • BVC Inns of Court School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew SpencerDeka ChambersA very capable pair of hands. His advice is spot on, and he delivers it in an easy to understand way.’

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Andrew SpencerDeka ChambersAndrew is a delight to work with, he is responsive, engaged and has the overall strategy of the claim in mind from the start.’