Sharon Denby

Partner - Head of Costs
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Sharon has dedicated her career to helping individuals after serious injury. In particular she has specialised in brain injury and the devastating effect this can have on the individual and their loved ones. She has brought many actions for clients against the Ministry of Justice and the Police. Her area of expertise is Employment liability. She was part of the legal team on the case of Ziemniak v ETPM Deep Sea Limited [2003] EWCA Civ 636 bringing a right of action under the Merchant Shipping (life Saving Appliances) Regulations 1980, SI 1980/538 for a brain injured client.

Sharon is a skilled negotiator and has a reputation for getting things done. As a partner at Express Solicitors, she has headed various Departments and supervised over 30 lawyers.

Sharon currently heads up the Costs and Budgeting Department at Express, where she manages a team of skilled lawyers in this complex area of law that is now a main feature of civil ligation. Sharon trains, mentors and develops her team to a very high standard in this growing area of legal practice.  Sharon cites her keen eye for detail as one of her strengths as a solicitor and her motto is “always be prepare for the worst, and then nothing can take you by surprise in this unpredictable area of legal practice”.

In-keeping with the whole ethos of Express, Sharon takes training and development very seriously.  When asked for her favourite quote, Sharon recalls the classic Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who famously said “progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”.

With 20 years experience in civil litigation, she is very well placed to lead the firm forwards to expand and grow their practice area in costs. She additionally consults with other partners on complex case decisions and has an active role in the management of the Firm.

Sharon remains in touch with many of her clients long after the legal case has finished and in some instances she has acted as Trustee and assisted in the administration of annual care awards. Below are some client testimonial

Sharon is a music fanatic with a wide taste ranging from classical to techno. She has a particular fondness for Texas blues music, citing Lightnin Hopkins as one of her favourite artists. A regular at venues, large and small, she often goes to hear live music. Sharon especially enjoys seeing American band Wilco, of whom she is a big fan. She is also a keen amateur musician and often entertains friends and family on her ukulele.

Sharon’s spare time is limited, but to relax she loves to cook and listen to music. She also enjoys gardening and exercise. Sharon is a great believer in the benefits of Pilates having suffered a back injury herself.