Sharon is a senior employment solicitor with over 25 years’ specialist experience in the field. After a degree in modern languages Sharon found herself working as a paralegal in a commercial litigation team in a large London law firm.
A keen interest in workplace issues led to a Diploma in Industrial Relations, and this inspired Sharon to become a specialist employment solicitor. Legal qualifications followed, along with a move to the North East, where Sharon ran her own niche practice until 2019.
Sharon’s extensive practice has covered a wide range of employment law and HR issues, acting mainly for employers (including SMEs, local authorities, charities and colleges) and also for senior individuals. Sharon has a particular interest in diversity and
equality issues and has played an active role in regional initiatives to promote inclusion and best practice, as well as supporting women in business.
Sharon’s approach is to listen to clients and work with them to achieve their objectives, whether that involves day to day problem-solving, a business restructure or defending a Tribunal claim. She also acts as an independent investigator for workplace
investigations, dealing with bullying and harassment and discrimination complaints.
In 2013 Sharon was appointed as a fee-paid Employment Tribunal Judge and is based in the North East region. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.