Associate (legal executive)
Criminal law, fraud and financial crime
Sharron is a chartered legal executive (FCILEX) 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 and weighty frauds. She takes a proactive approach to police investigations to ensure the preservation of important and pertinent evidence.
She has represented clients in several lengthy fraud trials throughout her career including Operation Hilmar, Operation Cotton and Operation Rosewood and prosecutions by the CPS, SFO, FCA, and NCA.
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 often negating the need to instruct experts.
Sharron is a member of the Female Fraud Forum (FFF), Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA) and the Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum (DELF).
If you would like to contact Sharron directly, please send her an email.
Notable cases include:
R v IR  – attempted murder of ex-partner in broad daylight. Case involved a Newton Hearing and instruction of a forensic psychiatrist.
R v AB  – section 18 GBH on ex-wife. Case involved instruction of several experts.
R v FJ  – successful defence of a doctor accused of ABH.
R v AS  – theft of fundraiser funds, suspended sentence secured.
R v JH [2023 ongoing] – cryptocurrency fraud valued at over £1million. Detailed and complicated analysis of the evidence undertaken to support a basis of plea.
FCA v RA  – successful defence of client accused of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering. Allegation centred around a ‘binary options’ fraud with losses of £1.2million.
R v MW  - prosecution were persuaded to drop a number of charges from a 17-count indictment alleging perverting the course of justice, forgery and fraud.
R v RK  – successful defence of RK in one of the first Bitcoin fraud prosecutions (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.
R v JB  – following protracted efforts the Prosecution offered no evidence on the day of the application to dismiss hearing. Case involved a young student who had been charged with indecent exposure following him being refused entry to a night club.
R v AS  – successful defence of an indictment containing serious sexual offences. Case involved intricate disclosure issues surrounding an undisclosed video interview with the complainant which contradicted her account.
USA v CU  – extradition sought following arrest of requested person to answer charges of fraud arising from a ‘romance scam’.
Lithuania v MS  – represented the requested person who had left the country before he had been formally charged. Case involved instruction of a Lithuanian lawyer to comment upon sentencing practice and procedure.
Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings
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 including letters of claim to banks who refuse to release accounts/funds.
She also advises clients in relation to section 22 POCA applications and provides salient, detailed and accurate advice in relation to those applications.
Legal 500 - 2024
‘Sharron Boyce is excellent. Her case preparation is unparalleled, and her clients trust her implicitly. You are in the safest of hands with Sharron on your case.’
‘A superb lawyer who works tirelessly for her clients, Sharron is hard-working and efficient. She shows an excellent command of the detail of her client’s case and while she is a realist who does not shirk from giving unwelcome advice when the case demands it, she is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for her clients.’
‘I have recently conducted a lengthy case for Sharron Boyce. She’s brilliant – intelligent, tactical, sensitive to client needs but robust with it.’
Legal 500 – 2023
‘Sharron Boyce can only be described as one of the most exceptional lawyers in her field. Her ability to provide outstanding legal support, with empathy, genuine kindness and technical expertise makes her the go-to choice for any client requiring this type of support.’
‘Sharron Boyce has tremendous depth. I would not hesitate to recommend her to lay clients, especially those who have been treated unfairly or to whom the stakes are particularly devastating.’
‘Sharron Boyce is fantastic. Super committed to her clients and brilliantly prepared.’
Sharron Boyce has tremendous depth. I would not hesitate to recommend her to lay clients, especially those who have been treated unfairly or to whom the stakes are particularly devastating.
Sharron Boyce is fantastic. Super committed to her clients and brilliantly prepared.
Super bright, knows the law and procedure inside out
Sharron Boyce is dedicated and has great judgement: she often leads the way on the problem areas