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Sharon Ramsden

Sharon is a Criminal Law Accredited Specialist and practices exclusively in Criminal Law and appearing in all Jurisdictions from Local Court to appearances in the Supreme Court Trials.

Sharon regularly acts for clients in Local Court Hearings and Sentence matters from Traffic and PCA offences defended hearings for charges such as domestic violence, affray, drug supply or cultivate prohibited plant, fraud and property offences.

Sharon is a member of the Legal Aid Criminal Panel and appears as duty solicitor for the Legal Aid Commission where required.

Further Sharon appears regularly in the District Court in Severity Appeals, Conviction Appeals and Sentence matters for serious crime both State and Commonwealth.

A significant portion of Sharon’s work involves indictable matters, that being serious criminal offences that can only be dealt with by a judge of the District Court or before a Jury. Part of this includes instructing Counsel in Jury Trials both in the District and Supreme Court.

The current indictable practices has included charges such as Sexual Assault, Manslaughter, Drug Offences, Drug Importation, break and enter offences and personal violence offences and others.
Sharon was recognised for promotion to Associate in 2012 in demonstrating outstanding advocacy on behalf of our clients. In addition Sharon has demonstrated a strong determination to do the best for her client whilst in Court on a daily basis.

In June 2012, whilst instructing Counsel Sharon’s client was acquitted of murder in the Supreme Court of New South Wales following a Jury trail that ran over five weeks with that acquitted being in no small part due to her tireless work on behalf of our client. Sharon was also the instructing solicitor in a client acquitted of serious sexual assault offences heard before a Jury in July 2012.

In 2014 Sharon instructed Counsel in a Jury trial resulting in her client being acquitted of Manslaughter after a Jury trail spanning many weeks.

In relation to matters of a serious nature, where Counsel is briefed, Sharon has connections with Barristers of significant experience and skill working within Criminal Law and regularly briefs experienced Junior Counsel and Senior Counsel in matters of serious nature or as requested by her clients.

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