Ian founded Winrow Solicitors in 2018, he is experienced in Employment Law having appeared in his first Employment Tribunal hearing in 2002. Since then he has represented both employee and employer many times, and as a Solicitor Advocate (Civil) he conducts his client’s Advocacy himself. He will provide you with clear pragmatic ‘no nonsense’ advice without giving you false expectations about your claim. Ian is a member of the Employment Lawyer’s Association, and the Solicitor’s Association of Higher Court Advocates.
He has an enviable success rate in claims he takes to Tribunal where his single‑minded stubbornness and tenacity see that clients are given every opportunity to achieve their aims. Until recently Ian lectured part-time at Bangor University’s Law School being module leader for Employment law.
Ian, was born and grew up in Yorkshire, in the then mining village of Askern. After leaving school he qualified as a teacher but in 1972 with his wife, Barbara, founded the well-known tourist attraction, Piggery Pottery and relocated to Wales in 1984. Until a few years ago, Ian played cricket for several clubs, latterly Bangor Cricket Club.
His hard-working, sports-oriented background has given him the desire to win, combined with a determination to see fair play.
Ian Winrow: 01286 872779 [north Wales]
Dr John Olsson
Chartered Legal Executive
Dr John Olsson is a barrister-trained lawyer now working towards his solicitor qualifications. He has many years’ experience working in the law, primarily as an expert witness in a number of courts from the Court of Appeal right through to magistrates’ courts, as well as senior courts abroad. As an expert John has assisted police in major criminal investigations, from homicides to fraud, from terrorism to people trafficking. John’s particular interests in the law include personal injury, housing law and judicial review. As part of his barrister training, John also specialised in mediation and dispute resolution. John regularly sees clients on behalf of the firm in Welshpool and the Mid Wales area.
John Olsson: 01938 811192 [mid Wales]
Amy Hughes is a Trainee Solicitor working towards her qualification whilst also undertaking further academic study of the law. After gaining a First-Class law degree from Bangor University but prior to her graduation, Amy attained her first legal role at a firm in the West Midlands where she grew up. It was in this role that she developed her skills across a wide range of areas of legal practice, including Employment Law, Dispute Resolution and Personal Injury. Amy then returned to North Wales and joined Winrow Solicitors to continue her pursuit in becoming a solicitor.
Outside of the law, Amy’s hobbies include baking, embroidery, and taking care of animals. Since moving back to North Wales, she has particularly enjoyed exploring more of the area that she didn’t get to see whilst at university. Prior to her career in the legal profession, Amy worked in the retail sector as a customer service assistant for several years. The skills that she gained whilst working in that sector have directly transferred to her skills as a lawyer, meaning that when dealing with Amy you will always receive an exceptional service and incomparable communication throughout your matter.
Amy Hughes: 07497 777828 [north Wales]