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Our Management Team

Directed by strong leadership and exceptional management, we're recognised as an influential voice in the personal injury legal sector, bringing a refreshing new vision of how a personal injury practice should be.

Rob Landman - Managing Director

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Rob is Managing Director of Spencers, and as such is responsible for providing effective leadership of the business, overseeing and determining business strategy whilst ensuring optimisation of day to day operations. Prior to being the firm's Managing Director, Rob held the position of CFO, and still retains direct oversight of all finance elements of the firm including financial planning, reporting and risk management. Throughout his tenure with Spencers he has implemented a number of financial strategies that have allowed the Spencers Solicitors team the freedom to pursue a specialisation into new work types, including the most serious personal injury cases. Robert began his career in 1998 as an Accounts Assistant at Vesuvius UK Limited. Within just two years Robert rose to the position of Management Accountant, subsequently joining Spencers in 2005.


Direct Dial: 01246 266650
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John Spencer - Chairman & Director

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John is one of the UK's leading personal injury solicitors with over 30 years’ experience. He is chairman of Spencers. He is one of only 9 current senior fellows of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) appointed in the UK. He is an UK jurisdiction expert for the European Commission for the Development of Justice. John is a past president of APIL and a former chairman of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society. John has served on the Civil Justice Council of England and Wales as an executive committee member. He was chairman and general editor of the Journal of Personal Injury Law. John has been recognised throughout his career, including by receiving two Outstanding Achievement Awards presented to him at the Eclipse Awards in 2012 and Modern Claims Awards in 2015. He has also published a book entitled The Importance of Being Ethical.


Direct Dial: 01256 337999
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Managers

Kelly Pashley-Handford - Human Resources Manager

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Kelly joined the business as an Office Junior in 1996 and subsequently developed into a fee earning role. From there, she progressed to become a supervisor of an operational team before changing direction within the practice to focus on a strong interest in Human Resources, culminating in her appointment as HR Manager in 2009. Kelly is an experienced and CIPD qualified Human Resources (HR) Manager with extensive generalist and operational HR expertise, which is further supplemented by over 20 years with the business. Kelly finds her role incredibly rewarding and is passionate about delivering a diverse range of HR solutions both internally and to external business clients.


Direct Dial: 01246 266662
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Amy Smitheringale - Complex Injury Manager

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Amy, who qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2001 and as a Solicitor in 2007, has more than 20 years experience in civil litigation. Having joined the business as a file handler in 2000, Amy has developed a strong specialism in personal injury litigation built on practical experience of both file handling and management. Amy became a Team Manager in 2008, and has managed and developed a team of litigators dealing with motor personal injury, Employers Liability, Public Liability and Criminal Injury claims. Amy now manages the Complex Injury Team which deals with serious and major injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, fatal claims and clinical negligence. Amy also has a background in Wills & Probate work and oversees Spencers’ provision of these services.


Direct Dial: 01246 266602
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Jane Cooper - Litigation Manager

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Jane is a Solicitor and Manager with more than 20 years experience dealing with personal injury claims for victims of accidents at work, on the roads and in public places. During her extensive years of experience, Jane has also acted for clients suffering from industrial disease and on behalf of clients affected by clinical negligence. Jane has a proven track record in management and leadership, having managed teams for over 12 years, and has a huge amount of experience in devising and delivering training in addition to implementing processes to achieve proactive, high quality and client focused claims management.



Direct Dial: 01246 266604
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Jessica Eyre - Litigation Manager

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Jessica, who joined the business in 2004, is an associate member of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Since joining the business, Jessica has developed an extensive specialism in personal injury litigation and case management. Jessica, who became a manager in 2008, is passionate about training, developing and supporting staff, managing protocols and implementing processes whilst simultaneously maintaining and developing relationships with clients and intermediaries.



Direct Dial: 01246 266676

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