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 has appeared throughout NSW and accords other jurisdictions including Queensland and Victoria.
Sharon regularly acts for clients in complex Local Court defended matters and Sentence matters from such as domestic violence, affray, drug supply or cultivate prohibited plant, fraud and property offences.
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 Senior Associate in 2014 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.
Sharon is a member of the Legal Aid Criminal Panel and the Serious Crime Panel , allowing her to appear in matters such as Appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeal, complex District Court Trials and Murder and Manslaughter matters.
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.