Our Accreditations and Awards
Spencers Solicitors are an experienced and trusted UK law firm who work nationwide helping injured people secure compensation.
Our ethos is simple, we put duty before profit. This ensures that we always act in our client's best interests. We are proud to have represented injured people for almost 40 years, and during that time we have been externally accredited numerous times for our quality legal service.
Our Business and Legal Accreditations
Lexcel is an internationally recognised accreditation awarded by the Law Society to certify that exemplary standards have been met within a legal firm. The award underpins our commitment to uphold the highest standards of excellence in client care and case management. We have held Lexcel accreditation since January 2013.
APIL Accredited Practice
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has been fighting for the rights of injured people for well over 20 years. APIL Accreditation is a recognised standard in the field of personal injury and to achieve it firms must demonstrate commitment to provide only the highest standards of client care.
Our team includes numerous APIL accredited litigators and have been an APIL Accredited Practice since 2013.
Law Society Accreditation
Members of the Law Society Accreditation scheme are approved as experts in their specific area of law. All Law Society Personal Injury legal experts go through rigorous examination and testing to demonstrate that they have a high level of knowledge, skills and experience in dealing with injury claims.
Our scheme member is John Spencer.
Legal 500 Leading Firm
Legal 500 provides a guide to the legal profession by reviewing the strengths of law firms in over 90 countries. The guide provides rankings to enable clients to identify the best law firm for their needs.Since 2013 we have been listed in Legal 500 as a leading practice in the East Midlands region and recognised as having "expertise in catastrophic injury cases and motor-related litigation".
Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer
Legal 500 have specially recognised two of our management team as Recommended Lawyers in the 2015 edition of the guide, commenting:John Spencer is heavily involved in developing public policy, while the 'professional and extremely efficient' Jane Gittins leads the team.
Non Lawyer of the Year - Martyn Gilbert
Martyn Gilbert won Non Lawyer of the Year in the Modern Law Awards 2015.
In their third year, the Modern Law Awards celebrate and identify outstanding talent and success in the legal services arena. Martyn has been recognised for his crucial role in driving growth and development within Spencers Solicitors.
Outstanding Achievement of the Year
John Spencer was given the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2015 Modern Claims Awards.
The awards attracted more than 400 professionals from the insurance, legal and claims management sectors and was established to celebrate talent and success across the industry.
Practice Manager of the Year Shortlisted
Jane Gittins was shortlisted for Practice Manager of the Year in the Personal Injury Awards 2015.
Now in their eighth year, the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards provide an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the excellence of individuals and organisations across the personal injury claims sector.
Law Society Excellence Award Finalist
We are finalists in the 2014 Law Society Excellence Awards under the category of Excellence in Practice Management.
This was open to law firms who have achieved Accredited status, which is the Law Society's practice management standard awarded to those firms meeting the highest standard of client care, legal case handling and risk management.
Motor Accident Solicitors Society
The Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) is a non-profit organisation that promotes the highest standards of legal advice in the pursuit of justice for victims of road traffic accidents.
Spencers Solicitors were a founder member of MASS when it formed in 1991 and our Director, John Spencer is a past Chairman of the organisation.
RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims, working directly with those bereaved or injured through road crashes, providing much needed support and ensuring the trauma they suffer is acknowledged and justice achieved.
Spencers have been a corporate supporter of RoadPeace since 2014.
CILEx Employer of the Year - Commended
The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is a professional body representing over 20,000 Chartered Legal Executives in the UK.
Spencers Solicitors were commended in the CILEx award category of 'Employer of the Year' at their annual graduation ceremony held 7 April 2014 at King's House in Bedford.
Personal Injury Awards - Winner
John Spencer, Director of Spencers Solicitors, won the award for Outstanding Achievement at the Personal Injury Awards in November 2012. Dr Harry Brünjes, Chair of the Judging Panel said that John had campaigned tirelessly on behalf of injured persons seeking justice.
A video interview with John following him receiving the award can be viewed below.
Investors In People
Investors in People is an endorsement which demonstrates a commitment to developing people, ambition, drive and focus. The standard covers everything from business planning and leadership, to management effectiveness and performance measurement.
Spencers Solicitors have held the Investors in People accreditation since 1999.
Disability Confident Employer
The Disability Confident Employer certification supports our commitment to promoting disability awareness and our standing as an equal opportunities employer.
Spencers originally attained the Disability Symbol, previously known as 'two-ticks' in December 2012 and subsequently migrated onto the new Disability Confident Scheme in September 2016.
The Trusted Trader scheme helps the people of Derbyshire find honest and reliable local businesses which have been approved by Derbyshire County Council.
Spencers Solicitors have been a member of the Derbyshire Trusted Trader scheme since 2013.