Spencer Shaw Solicitors has been the first legal practice in 36 years where I am treated as a full member of the team despite not working full time hours. It has been a breath of fresh air. Working at Spencer Shaw has allowed me to continue in the work I really enjoy yet still have time to help care for my Granddaughter. There is a lot of talk regarding work/life balance, and I am grateful that I have finally found a solicitor’s firm that practices this whole heartedly. As a team, through technology, team meetings and the firm’s ethos this works well for our clients, the firm and ourselves.
Working at Spencer Shaw is incredibly rewarding. The Directors are approachable and have a genuine interest in the team. They are fully aware that everyone’s role is crucial in delivering an excellent service and understand not everyone is the same, we can deliver in different ways. Ian’s approach as a principal is unique. He familiar with everyone’s cases and is available to discuss cases and share his expertise. I have worked in many law firms throughout my career, and this firm stands out because of the personal approach - everyone feels valued and there is a mutual respect.
The best thing about working at Spencer Shaw Solicitors is the team. We are all different personalities and gel perfectly. Ian’s knowledge is second to none. When I ask his opinion or advice, his responses are immediate and on point, not just the law which of course he knows back to front but the soft skills how to deal with difficult situations.
People don't believe me when I say that a law firm is the nicest employer I've ever had! Ian and Neal are both genuinely open to suggestions and new ideas, and I always feel my work is appreciated. It's a great, supportive team to work in, and it feels that we all share in the successes of the firm. I never felt like an inconvenience when I worked part time, even if I needed to swap my days at short notice. That flexibility has continued now I'm full time. If I need to work from home or fit in a dentist appointment it is never a problem, which relieves a lot of stress.
Working with Spencer Shaw Solicitors is great because it has a very personal atmosphere. You don’t feel like just another number, you feel valued.