Chartered Legal Executive
Criminal law, fraud and financial crime
Sharron is a Chartered Legal Executive and has extensive experience in the preparation of complex, serious and lengthy cases for trial. She qualified in 2001, joining Brett Wilson in 2013.
Sharron has particular expertise in complex litigation and is frequently instructed to deal with historic sexual offence allegations. She takes a proactive approach to police investigations to ensure the preservation of important and pertinent evidence. She also regularly defends professionals and recently secured an acquittal for a doctor accused of assaults.
She has represented clients in a number of complex and lengthy fraud trials throughout her career including Operation Hilmar, Operation Cotton and Operation Rosewood and prosecutions by the CPS, SFO, FCA, and NCA.
Sharron is a member of the Female Fraud Forum (FFF), Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA) and the Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum (DELF).
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In 2019 she successfully defended Ryan Kennedy in this country’s largest Bitcoin fraud prosecution (over £1million) where the evidence spanned over 150,000 pages. Following the submission of expert evidence and after the third trial listing, the Prosecution offered no evidence.
Similarly in the recent case of R v MW  the prosecution were persuaded to drop a number of charges from a 17 count indictment alleging perverting the course of justice, forgery and fraud.
Sharron has a particular skill in the analysis of financial documents and money trails. She is precise, methodical and organised in her approach to financial documentation.
Sharron has gained extensive knowledge of POCA proceedings and has had great success in settling onerous and complicated claims. In the Operation Cotton case she successfully avoided a hidden assets finding of £10 million.
More recently her practice has evolved into advising clients in relation to Account Freezing Orders and related civil litigation.
She also advises clients in relation to section 22 POCA applications and provides salient, detailed and accurate advice in relation to those applications.