Discrimination Barrister & Equality Lawyer
Spencer’s equality law practice covers discrimination in the provision of goods and services, education and employment. He acts for respondents and claimants and appears regularly in the civil Courts and employment tribunals.
Spencer’s expertise in equality and discrimination law has been recognised in all the major legal directories and he is a well known discrimination barrister. Chambers and Partners describes his knowledge of discrimination law as “second to none.”
Spencer publishes a disability law database here. This contains summaries of many of the disability discrimination cases heard in the higher courts since 2010 and a number of articles on disability law written by Spencer for professional journals.
Commercial Barrister & Contract Law
Spencer has a busy commercial practice advising clients on a range of commercial contracts. He is able to provide advice on a wide range of commercial matters including:
- general contract disputes;
- exclusion clauses and the Unfair Contract Terms Act (UCTA);
- shareholder disputes including claims for unfair prejudice
- disputes relating to senior employees and directors (such as claims relating to breaches of fiduciary duties and unpaid bonuses or commissions);
- injunctions (interim and final), particularly injunctions to restrain competition from employees;
- actions against employees (including breaches of the duty of fidelity and confidentiality).
Direct Access – Cost Effective Advice
Spencer accepts direct access instructions.
Spencer takes a pragmatic and cost-effective approach to dispute resolution and is committed to achieving the best possible result for his clients. He takes care to ensure that his clients are provided with practical and common sense advice aimed at resolving their disputes or legal problems as efficiently as possible.
As a direct access barrister Spencer is also able to provide services at a cheaper hourly rate than a solicitor occupying an equivalent place in the market. Spencer can help you identify the most cost effective way of dealing with your dispute.
The legal 500 and Chambers and Partner’s recommend him as a leading junior barrister and describe him as “good at cutting through detail and getting to the core issues” and as “Committed in every way to achieving the best possible result for the client“. Clients have described Mr Keen as “tenacious yet measured in court” and “extremely thorough and knowledgeable”.