Sharon has over 26 years of expertise, predominantly in the area of family and matrimonial law. Her wide-ranging experience enables her to identify clients’ needs and empower them to move forward in the right direction.
Sharon’s considerable experience includes divorce and relationship breakdown, including financial disputes, children, care and domestic abuse proceedings. She also gives legal guidance on matters such as probate, general conveyancing, powers of attorney and court of protection work.
Professional Associations & Memberships
- The Law Society Advanced Family Panel since June 2002.
My testimonials and accolades
“Thank you Sharon for everything. You’ve been ace all the way through and on the ball. You are always are honest with me and speak in terms I understand.”
My recent publications
News / ‘Death in Paradise’: debunking adoption and inheritance rights myths in Christmas special
Many viewers will have tuned in to watch the BBC’s Death in Paradise Christmas special. During the episode, a wealthy shipping magnate was found dead at a Christmas party, and as the story progressed, the culprit was confronted and the mystery behind the victim’s death was revealed.
Insights / Family Matters podcast series
Welcome to Family Matters, the podcast series which explores the different areas of family law.
News / Divorce now or await the change in the law?
There has been much publicity about the long awaited change in the law brought about by the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020. This Act becomes effective on April 29 next year and will enable proceedings ending the legal relationship to begin, without waiting for a minimum of two years following separation, or in the absence of separation, apportioning blame to the other party by providing details of the individual’s unreasonable behaviour or adultery.
Insights / Men's Health Week: A focus on domestic abuse
There is a lot of press, almost on a daily basis, on the domestic abuse of women. However, there needs to be an understanding and realisation that men are not always the perpetrators, but instead can be the victims of domestic abuse.
News / The history of marriage
It is widely agreed that the origin of marriage dates well before recorded history, but the earliest recorded evidence of marriage ceremonies uniting one woman and one man dates from about 2350 B.C. in the Far East. Over the next several hundred years, marriage evolved into a widespread institution embraced by various cultures.
News / The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, the “evolution” of the legal process
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill that brings in “no fault” applications to end married and registered civil partnership relationships comes before the House of Commons today for its second reading.
News / Celebrating St Dwynwen’s Day: Then & Now
25th January is St Dwynwen’s Day; which is celebrated in Wales in the same way as St Valentine’s Day is celebrated throughout the world, through the exchange of flowers and cards, romantic meals and special time spent by the couple together.