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Sharon Parnell

Sharon Parnell

Chartered Legal Executive - Family Law

Sharon Parnell

Chartered Legal Executive - Family Law

Sharon Parnell is a Chartered Legal Executive in our Family Law Department. Sharon has over 25 years’ experience in family law matters.

She regularly acts for parents and grandparents in both straightforward and complex child law issues. Sharon also deals with separation, divorce and financial settlements, with vast experience of high net worth divorces, interim and long-term spousal maintenance and enforcement of orders.

In contrast to this, but of equal importance, Sharon deals with smaller cases. Having worked as a housing lawyer in the past, Sharon is involved in defending in possession proceedings as well as volunteering at the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Sharon has a very focused and amicable approach to dealing with family disputes. She endeavours to resolve matters in a non-confrontational way wherever possible. Sharon is extremely focused on the needs and wellbeing of children in any children disputes.

Sharon offers friendly, caring and very experienced advice in all aspects of relationship breakdown. She is approachable, friendly and very matter of fact with a deep understanding of the emotional issues surrounding this very personal and difficult area of law.

Sharon believes in offering her clients kindness, respect, a down-to-earth approach, frankness and honesty.

Sharon says: “I love being able to help someone through such a difficult period of their life and see them come out the other end.”

Outside of work, Sharon enjoys reading and walking. She is currently learning to play the harp.


Sharon has over 25 years’ experience as a family lawyer, having worked with clients across all areas of divorce, separation and financial settlements.

She joined Stephen Rimmer in March 2021, bringing her expertise to support our growing family law practice.

Qualifications, professional memberships and accreditations

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX)
  • Advanced Family Panel accreditation with the Law Society
  • Resolution membership