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Spencer Knaggs

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Spencer is a Senior Associate in the Medical Negligence and Serious Injury team.

Spencer Knaggs is a Senior Associate in the Medical Negligence and Serious Injury team at Burnetts.

Spencer is a specialist in medical negligence and serious injury cases, with almost two decades’ experience in the field. He joined Burnetts in 2017 after 10 years with Thompsons in Manchester, where he advised on industrial disease cases, alongside high-value serious injury and clinical negligence claims.

Spencer has a particular expertise in asbestos litigation and has first-hand experience of nationally-significant cases. The decision in a high-profile asbestosis case which he appealed in 2000 is still used as a legal precedent today and he also represented one of four claimants in the Pleural Plaques test litigation, which reached the House of Lords in 2007.

A graduate from Northumbria University, Spencer lives in Appleby and enjoys golf, football and running. He is a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and is a regular supporter of the charity Headway.