John Spencer is director of Spencers Solicitors, a leading professional personal injury firm with its principle office in Chesterfield in Derbyshire.
John is currently vice-president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and will become the president at APIL’s annual conference in May 2014. He has been a member of APIL since 1995, a fellow since 2006 and an elected member of its executive committee since 2011. John became the APIL representative on the Law Society’s Council from April 2013 to March 2014.
He is a past chairman of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society, and was MASS representative director of the Portal Company Board until March 2013. He has been co-opted onto the Civil Procedure Rules Sub-Committee and is a member of the Civil Justice Council.
John was appointed to the Journal of Personal Injury Law editorial Board in April 2014. He is a member of the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) and the American Association of Justice (AAJ).
A lawyer for over 25 years, John has played a leading role in the development of the PI sector. He was awarded the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ at the 2012 Personal Injury Awards which celebrated talent across the UK’s PI sector. He is a regular media contributor on a variety of legal issues, has appeared before the All Party Parliamentary Transport Committee and actively engages in public policy development.