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Lewis Sharp
Call 2017
Specialisms: Family, Family Matrimonial Finance
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Contact

Tel: 0191 232 1927


Email

l.sharp@trinitychambers.co.uk

Lewis Sharp


Lewis practices family law exclusively, including public children law, private children law and financial remedy.

Prior to beginning his career as a barrister, Lewis spent over a year at a leading firm specialising in contract negotiation. This involved work spanning the European and Asia-Pacific offices of a global investment bank. As a result, Lewis became adept in paperless and remote working. He carries this expertise into his family practice and confidently employs technology to assist his clients, which has been especially useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lewis has also volunteered at the PSU charity (now known as Support Through Court), where he provided practical and empathetic assistance to litigants in person who were often navigating the family court for the first time and without the assistance of a lawyer. He brings this client focused approach to his practice at the Bar.

During his studies, Lewis was heavily involved in mooting, appearing at several national and international competitions including the KK Luthra Memorial Moot Court hosted by the University of New Delhi, India in 2017.

Lewis maintains a keen interest in legal academia following a period as a freelance lecturer for BPP Law School.

SPECIALISMS

Public Children Law

Lewis acts for Local Authorities, parents, extended family members and children, with experience ranging from urgent hearings to multi-day trials. He regularly deals with cases involving chronic neglect, substance abuse, domestic abuse, non-accidental injury and poor mental health. He has experience with cases involving interim removal, adoption, short/long-term fostering, and special guardianship. 

Private Children Law

Lewis acts for parents, extended family members and children and is often instructed in relation to fact finding hearings involving alleged domestic abuse. He has experience with matters involving applications for child arrangements, prohibited steps, specific issue and family assistance orders. 

Financial Remedy

Lewis has experience representing clients from the FDA to the Final Hearing and is keen to expand his financial remedy practice.

CASES

Re D (2020) (Unreported) – Representation of a Mother in a contested 3 day final hearing in care proceedings and subsequently a successful appeal against the decision of the lay magistrates on the grounds that they had given insufficient reasons and not applied the correct legal test.

MEMBERSHIPS

• Family Law Bar Association
• The Honourable Society of Inner Temple

EDUCATION

• M Law Exempting BPTC, University of Northumbria, First Class Honours (2017)

AWARDS

• Marshall Hall Pupillage Award, Honourable Society of Inner Temple (2019)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• Outside of his legal practice, Lewis enjoys trail running and playing guitar