Accident at work
Asbestos related diseases
Spinal cord injury
About Spencer Knaggs
Spencer is a Partner and Head of the Medical Negligence and Serious Injury team at Burnetts, based in Carlisle.
Over the last 24 years Spencer has represented clients in serious injury and medical negligence cases. He joined Burnetts in 2017 after 14 years with Thompsons in Manchester, where he advised clients in high-value serious injury and clinical negligence claims.
Always ready to fight for the rights of seriously injured clients, Spencer has first-hand experience of nationally-significant cases. The decision in a high-profile causation case, which he took to the Court of Appeal in 2000, is still used as a legal precedent today. He also represented one of four Claimants in a national test litigation, which reached the House of Lords in 2007.
Spencer is accredited by both the Spinal Injuries Association and the leading brain injury charity in the UK, Headway. He is passionate about providing rehabilitation and support for seriously injured clients.
The Legal 500 guide awarded Spencer with 'Rising Star' status in the 2020 guide and 'Next Generation Partner' in the 2021 guide.
'I have been fortunate to work with Spencer with clients who have complex injuries including brain and spinal cord injury. Spencer works in a collaborative and client centred way and is intuitive in his understanding of the needs of his clients. Spencer is great at making himself available to the client and the team to ensure that the client and their family get the highest level of support to meet rehabilitation and life goals.' Sara Fisher Case Manager/Head of Clinical Services, A Chance For Life Ltd.
Originally from Hull, Spencer studied law at Newcastle. When not exploring the Lake District you will find Spencer playing golf, watching football or trying to keep up with his teenage son at Penrith Parkrun.