Sharon is a full member of ACTAPS and specialises in complex contested probate matters including disputed wills, invalidity challenges, cross-border disputes, Inheritance Act claims, Trust disputes, Non-Contentious Probate issues including rectification applications and Court of Protection matters including Statutory Wills.
Praised by clients for sensitively and compassionately guiding them through the stresses and strains of this difficult area of law whilst successfully achieving impressive results.
Sharon is a key advocate for Alternative Dispute Resolution and has 100% success rates for settling cases at mediation. Sharon has experience of Judge led Chancery Financial Dispute Resolution and Early Neutral Evaluation hearings.
Sharon has a historical link to Birketts having previously qualified as a Solicitor at Batchelors who successfully merged with Birketts in April 2023. Whilst working at Batchelors Sharon was spotted as being a talented Litigator and encouraged to obtain the ACTAPS qualification.
In 2022 and 2023 Sharon successfully led her former team to achieve Tier 3 ranking in the Legal 500.
Sharon is popular with colleagues and clients for her down to earth and practical advice and guidance through difficult and challenging times. Sharon acts for both Claimants and Defendants, so clients are advised as to the strengths and weaknesses of their case at an early stage.
Sharon has received positive feedback from both clients and her peers.
“Sharon Bell is absolutely stand out – her client care is second to none. Not only does she have an amazing ability to her clients at their ease and draw out the pertinent facts (often over matters which are highly emotive), she can then apply her vast legal knowledge to those facts. She really fights the client’s corner, in pre-action negotiations and mediation, as well as in court. She goes that extra mile whilst always being conscious of the costs and the burden falling on her client.”
“Sharon has been amazing from start to end. I can’t praise her enough for everything she has done for me! Sharon is professional, knowledgeable. Thorough, efficient, and supportive in all matters. She anticipated and knew my thoughts when dealing with my case, which made things so much easier for me … I would highly recommend her!”
Sharon studied her LLB Hons Law degree at evening classes whilst working full time and her Legal Practice Course at weekends.
Sharon qualified as a Solicitor in 2006.
Sharon enjoys art, history, historic architecture and has a real passion for cooking. Sharon likes to travel.