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Sharon Segal

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Sharon specialises in all aspects of family law relating to children whether in the private law field or in public law proceedings which results in her being instructed in the most complex of cases within each area.

Within the public law arena, she is instructed in cases, whether acting for the local authority, parents or guardian involving vulnerable clients, serious allegations of abuse and non-accidental injury with complex medical issues; and exceptional cases involving honour killing, allegations of radicalisation, and wardship.

Within the private law field, she has extensive experience of child arrangement disputes, and is regularly instructed in intractable cases, leave to remove applications as well as having significant experience being instructed on behalf of the child in rule 16 cases. A number of her cases have significant media interest.

Sharon is instructed as a junior to, and appears frequently against, Leading Counsel in a number of cases each year, and her workload sees her regularly appearing in the High Court, as well as appearances in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.


LLB Law (Hons) Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple (2000).

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association

Executive Committee member of The Association of Lawyers for Children


Various reported cases, including the Supreme Court.


Enjoys travelling, listening to music and going to the theatre.