Sharine Burgess is Solicitor of the Year in Northamptonshire Law Society awards

03 October 2017

Sharine Burgess, a senior associate in the personal injury team at Shoosmiths (the consumer legal advice arm of national law firm Shoosmiths LLP, based in Northampton) has won the accolade of ‘Solicitor of the Year’ in the 2017 Northamptonshire Law Society Awards.

The annual awards event and dinner, held at the Marriott Hotel, Eagle Drive, brings together lawyers throughout the county and recognises excellence in the legal profession across several categories.

Competition in each award category was stiff, but Sharine Burgess was universally accepted to be a very worthy winner, with judges noting that she was ‘highly regarded by clients and the subject of many positive testimonials’.

Sharine  joined the firm in July 2003 and deals with a wide range of complex cases, specialising in claims involving significant psychiatric illness in particular as well as handling equally demanding occupational stress, military claims and serious personal injury claims.

Speaking after winning the award, Sharine commented:

‘I really didn’t expect this, so it’s both a surprise and a great honour. I am passionate about helping clients with complex conditions and problems, despite the cost and time constraints all lawyers face, and I don’t do all that on my own. I have a great team around me that shares my commitment to supporting people through the legal process, making sure they get access to justice and are treated with dignity and respect.’

Sharine is a strong supporter of pro bono work and has been closely involved with the East Midlands charity ‘Forces in the Community’, advising and supporting ex-members of the armed forces (especially those veterans with PTSD and other challenging mental health problems) and their families since 2013.

She was also involved in setting up and running of the award-winning Central and East Northamptonshire Citizens Advice Bureau monthly Pro Bono Clinic which has run since September 2011.

Sharine Burgess, solicitor of the year 2017

Sharine Burgess, winner of Solicitor of the Year 2017 in Northamptonshire Law Society awards.


For further information please contact:

Allan Bisset,  Shoosmiths
T : 03700 866736
E : [email protected]

Note to Editors


Shoosmiths is the consumer legal advice arm of national law firm Shoosmiths LLP. Founded in Northampton and established for over 165 years, the firm has offices in Birmingham, Basingstoke, Manchester, London, Leeds, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Reading, Southampton, Edinburgh and Belfast. A wide range of legal services is delivered online via the Shoosmiths website.  Legal services provided for individuals and their families range from education law, claiming compensation for serious personal injury and writing or challenging the provisions in a Will to handling legal disputes, gaining compensation for medical negligence and advice concerning injuries at work or through industrial disease.



This information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given. © Shoosmiths LLP 2024

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