Partner Insights


 

“As a workplace, Spencer West is an oasis among City law firms. Our forward-looking mindset, in combination with robust support for everything from marketing to debt collection affords a hard-working practitioner unparalleled potential to grow their practice. The firm is refreshingly agile. Decision-making is quick and transparent. We value innovation over the status quo that is blindly prioritised in endless committee meetings at most commercial law firms.

As a Spencer West Partner, I commute easily to beautifully designed offices in Moorgate to spend my day with vivacious colleagues from diverse backgrounds. I am grateful to be able to refer work to colleagues in whose technical excellence I have confidence, and then enjoy a drink and a vibrant conversation with them.”

Samar Shams
Partner
Immigration law

 


 

“Spencer West has given me the freedom to engage with clients in the way that I, as a career in-house lawyer, think is right. As a group of like-minded senior lawyers, we have the rigour and professionalism of a major firm but without the rigid structures and restrictions on how we go about our business.”

Philip Solomons
Partner
Corporate/Commercial Solicitor

 


 

“Working at Spencer West has enabled me to grow my legal practice to make the best use of my legal expertise. Having worked in-house for many years I was hesitant to move back to private practice but joining Spencer West was a great decision. I have the flexibility to undertake the work that I want to do but with the support of a city law firm.’

The firm operates a horizontal structure and is very collegiate in nature. We work as a collaborative team and I appreciate the ability to not only draw upon my fellow partners’ specialist expertise but also the opportunities to cross-refer work and receive referrals which ensure our client’s best interests are maintained.

Our offices are conveniently located near Moorgate but as my workplace choice is my own I often work from home. However, being in the heart of the city allows me to catch up with clients and colleagues and I appreciate the opportunities for both face to face meetings and attending social events.

It may be a cliché but it’s resoundingly true – Spencer West is a really great place to work! I feel truly valued by the firm and my colleagues and I am excited to see what the future holds.”

Justine Brazil
Partner - Construction & Engineering, Commercial and Company Secretarial
Solicitor

 


 

“The big change from moving from a boutique employment law practice to Spencer West is that I have access to my colleagues specialising in other areas of law so it’s simple to cross-refer to get clients the help they need on additional matters outside my field – a better service to clients as Spencer West is (almost!) a full service law firm.

The vibe is relaxed and our team is friendly and helpful. I can choose whether to work from home or come into the office and being located in Moorgate provides easy access for lawyers and clients alike.”

Annie Mannix
Partner - Head of Employment
Solicitor

 


 

“I honestly believed that my time at my previous firm was the happiest of my professional career.

I was wrong.

I joined Spencer West In mid June 2019 and since then I could not have been happier.

You could not possibly meet nicer people and more able lawyers and businessmen than Antoine and Simeon.

Antoine manages the partnership and the firm intelligently, sensibly, risk free and professionally whilst Simeon is a dynamic and charismatic senior partner.

They are constantly looking to market and develop the firm, without risking its stability, and to support the partners in assisting them to grow their practices.

The partners are all highly able in their respective fields and a pleasure to be around and to work with.

There is an extremely strong esprit de corps, encouraged by regular meetings and get-togethers, resulting in mutual support always and internal referrals where possible.

As a result the partners are free to focus on servicing the needs of their clients and building their practices.

It is no coincidence that I have worked productively and well and have been inundated with referrals since joining the firm.

I cannot recommend Spencer West more strongly to any lawyer wishing to develop his or her practice in a happy and supportive environment.”

Andrew Gilbert
Partner - Dispute Resolution/Corporate and Commercial
Solicitor