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Ian Jones
Employment Lawyer
Spencer Shaw Solicitors Limited

I qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and spent a number of years working in larger firms, including as a Partner and Head of Litigation. I am now Director and Principal Solicitor at Spencer Shaw Solicitors Limited. We are employment law and litigation specialists.

I founded Spencer Shaw in 2007 as I felt that clients deserved a more personal approach than large firms were offering. I believe that our clients deserve the best legal representation, and so I have built a team as committed to exceptional service as I am. Top class customer service is at the heart of everything Spencer Shaw does. I believe it is particularly important to provide excellent communication, keeping you up to date on your matter without needing to be chased, and providing transparent information about costs.

I was particularly proud of gaining Lexcel status and being described as “one of the best Lexcel-compliant law practices in the country.’

As a solicitor I use my experience and knowledge to help you make the best decision, not to assume what is best for you or dictate the outcome.

I am experienced in representing both employees and employers, in both contentious and non-contentious matters. I have represented cases all the way to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Having said all of this, I appreciate that nothing quite compares to hearing from clients in their own words. I will finish with reviews from Paula, Marcelo and Roel, which I feel sum up what my team and I offer at Spencer Shaw:

“Ian has been an excellent advisor, he understood my situation, was so clear with his responses and what options were available to me with various consequences. I felt very reassured by his professionalism, honesty and clarity and this has helped reduce my anxiety and stress through a very difficult period. I'm very grateful and would absolutely recommend Spencer Shaw Solicitors if anyone is in an unfortunate position to need expert help and support.”

“Ian and the whole team have been essential in well managing my case. From the first time I met he has been empathic, deeply knowledgeable and competent. He explained all the details in a plain way what the clauses meant and made me trust my case was in the best possible hands.
Definitely from now on I will always connect with Spencer Shaw Solicitors for any legal support.”

“The overall experience at Spencer Shaw was excellent: professional, quick, smooth and friendly. It made the process much easier than expected. Thank you.”

Sarah Wilkinson
Employment Lawyer
DPH Legal

Sarah attended Nottingham Law School where she passed her Legal Practice Course with Distinction and went on to earn a Post Graduate Diploma in Law. She also earned a B.A. (Hons.) in European Business and completed her training at a large law firm in Derby.

After qualifying as a Solicitor in 1998, Sarah worked for eleven years in Reading at a highly respected law firm as a Dispute Resolution and Insolvency Solicitor, gaining high-quality experience in a number of sectors including information technology, advertising, retail, accountancy, property, construction and the financial services industries. Sarah discovered her interest in Employment Law when she was involved in a multiparty TUPE case and has since then developed her employment practice.

With twenty years of experience in dispute resolution, both in the Civil Courts and in the Employment Tribunal, Sarah advises clients on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. She has brought claims on behalf of employees in the Employment Tribunal including unfair dismissal, discrimination, and multi-party TUPE cases, and has obtained substantial settlements for her clients.

Sarah also advises Employers on day-to-day employment queries and drafts contracts of employment, settlement agreements and policies and procedures. Additionally, she has experience in breach of contract claims and injunctions and claims for breach of restrictive covenants brought through County Courts.

With her strong business sense, good advocacy experience and proven negotiation skills, Sarah adopts a practical approach to commercial legal issues. She also speaks good German, having lived in Germany while working and studying at the University of Paderborn during the time that she was completing her degree in European Business.

Grace Osewele
Immigration Lawyer
David Wyld & Co

An immigration specialist with 27 years of practise experience, Grace heads up the Immigration Law Department at David Wyld & Co.

With a clear focus on Business Immigration and servicing High Net Worth individuals, Grace’s day to day practice sees her undertaking Sole Representative entry clearance applications, Tier 1 Entrepreneur extension and settlement applications, SME Sponsor Licence applications as well as Sponsor Management System (SMS) compliance and complex Judicial Review. Grace also overseas the full range of immigration applications undertaken by the firm, including Spouse and Partner entry clearance, Leave to remain Family applications, European Settled and Pre-settled applications, Administrative Review and Tribunal Appeals.

Grace has developed a reputation for being meticulous in the preparation of applications, highly professional but approachable and client focused.

In 1993 Grace graduated from Leicester University with a BA Honours degree, majoring in Law. She went on to continue her academic training at the College of Law in Chester, following which she started her legal career in 1994. After being Articled in the City of London Grace was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1999.

Aside from immigration law Grace has experience in Personal Injury Law and she has also held post within the public sector as a Criminal Prosecutor for the London Borough of Islington. Grace headed up the Immigration Department of Chelsea firm Dholakia Cummings-John Solicitors, where she was also instrumental in securing the firm its first Legal Aid franchise for immigration work in 2000.

Grace is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm, and leads on implementing best practices, covering compliance, case management and business development.