Our Director and Principal Solicitor, Ian Jones, can provide comments and features for press or appear as a speaker on radio, TV and podcasts or at events. We are usually able to respond quickly to press requests for topical matters. 


Ian qualified as a solicitor in 1991 having studied at the Chelmer Institute and the Chester College of Law and set up Spencer Shaw in 2007.  
His experience includes taking claims on appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He was a finalist for Partner of the Year at the Birmingham Law Society Awards 2023 and Businessman of the Year at the Birmingham Awards 2022. 
Ian regularly volunteers for the Employment Litigant in Person Support Scheme (ELIPS), organised by the Employment Lawyers Association. He also regularly takes on sporting challenges to fundraise for local charities. 
Outside of work, Ian is a keen golfer, cyclist and rock climber.  
Ian works from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, from our office in Harborne. 


Employment law 

The latest updates in employment law 
Recent tribunal judgments 
The importance of good policies 
What makes a good policy 
Key pitfalls and how to avoid them 
Protected characteristics under the Equality Act 
Sector specific problems and advice 
We support businesses of all sectors, but have a high proportion of clients in the care, veterinary, finance, production and education sectors.  
Get in touch to discuss your sector. 
Disciplinary procedures 
The Employment Tribunal process 
Protecting employees' personal data 

Running a small business 

Making flexibility work in a small firm 
Retaining female employees 
Challenges and how he overcame them 
Scaling up from sole practitioner to a small firm 


Advice on a legal career 
His fundraising challenges, including hiking 100km in 24 hours 


Do you have a legal matter you'd like to discuss with us? Get in touch using the details below or use the form here and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your enquiry. 
Phone: 0121 817 0520 
Address: Spencer Shaw Solicitors Limited 
St Mary's House, 68 Harborne Park Road,  
Harborne, Birmingham, B17 0DH 
Opening hours: 
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays - Closed 
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