Ian Stirzaker

Name: Ian Stirzaker, Senior Partner – Head of Family

Department: Divorce and Family

Email: ian.stirzaker@smesolicitors.co.uk

Phone Number: 01905 723561

LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/ianstirzaker 


Ian is the firm’s Senior Partner and Head of the Family Law Department. He is a Solicitor Advocate, a Family Mediator, a Mindshop® Accredited Business Facilitator and a former member of the Law Society Children Panel.


Ian has the powers of argument and forensic skills of an advocate, the negotiating skills and patience of a mediator, the explanatory skills of a teacher (Ian was a teacher prior to becoming a lawyer 25 years ago), the sensitivity of a specialist children lawyer and the commercial reality of a business owner.


Able to draw on experience from so many different areas, Ian can help you to find practical, constructive and realistic solutions to every situation.


Ian’s aim is to keep his clients so happy that they refer SME to others.




Ian Stirzaker Videos

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Working at SME

Looking After Our Clients

I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in a similar situation (although I would advise against getting into such a situation in the first place!) and I'm very grateful for all you have done.


Mr S, Worcester

I have been very pleased with your services [Ian] and will continue to pass the word of your business to family and friends; and if I needed [legal] services in the future you will be my first port of call. 


Mrs A, Worcester

Once Ian took over my case he was great, friendly, approachable and helpful.  I would certainly recommend Ian to others…..

Mrs L, Worcester

Ian offered a great service during the short time he dealt with my divorce.  He was prompt in responding to my queries and questions and explained things clearly to me every time.  I felt comfortable dealing with Ian face to face and over phone and email.  I would recommend him to others in the future

Mrs L, Worcester

To finalise …it’s been a painful 10 months, a learning curve where a better understanding of what is deemed fair. You’ve taken time to understand my position and I consider the work you have done for me as being the best possible given my circumstances. It is difficult not to get bitter and twisted and with your help I’ve managed (almost!) to see things more clearly…

Mr N, Worcester

Being one that sometimes struggles with what I perceive as being unfair or unreasonable , I know that I can be headstrong in those circumstances. Your handling of those occasions was impressive and achieving a satisfactory outcome which seemed unlikely for most of the case equally so. In the nicest possible way I hope that I will not need your services again, but should I, your number would be the first one I would call, and I would have no hesitation in recommending you and your firm.


Thanks Ian, please stay in touch


Mr D, Worcester

Ian many thanks for all the support over the last two years, from day one your advice and support has been excellent.



Mr H Worcester

Thank you for all the excellent sound advice throughout the last two years. From day one your professional knowledge and support has been outstanding.

Mr H, Worcester


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