The Team

The Sherrards team is a diverse mix of high calibre legal and HR professionals. As well as the core members of the team shown on this page, Sherrards is able to access the expertise of a range of other lawyers and HR consultants who carry out assignments for the firm. To speak to a member of the Sherrards team, please call 01273 834120.

We continually develop and grow our team and add details of current vacancies here when we are looking for candidates. Please see the current vacancy below.

Experienced Employment Law Solicitor

We would like to hear from solicitors with about 2 to 3 years’ post qualification experience to join our team. We have a first class predominantly employer client base, including many international businesses. The varied role will include handling employment tribunal cases, advising clients on a wide range of employment law issues and delivering training. Intensive training and rapid career development will be provided by our very experienced and respected solicitors. You will work with a friendly and cohesive team.

A competitive salary is offered, commensurate with experience as well as a package of benefits.

The practice is in an attractive semi-rural location in West Sussex, and a driving licence and own vehicle are essential.

If you would like to apply for this outstanding opportunity, please get in touch with a CV today or feel free to give Lorraine Sherrard a call for a confidential conversation.

Please submit your CV to or call 01273 834120.

Harry Sherrard - Principal

Harry Sherrard is the principal of Sherrards, and has been a specialist employment lawyer for over 20 years. Described in Chambers as “well known and respected” in the market, and appreciated for his “common-sense approach and manner.” In The Legal 500 he is recommended for his “practical, immediate advice.”

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Dan Soanes - Director, Solicitor

Dan, a Director of Sherrards, is a very experienced employment law specialist solicitor. He has represented the firm’s clients at many Employment Tribunals around the UK, and provides advice on a wide range of employment issues. Dan is noted for his incisive but practical approach to employment law issues.

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Lorraine Sherrard - HR Consultant

Lorraine is a Director and founder of Sherrards Resourcing. Lorraine is practical and logical in her approach to projects and understands that time is the essence on recruitment projects.

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Pam Austen - Practice Manager

Pam joined the team of Sherrards in a newly created role of Practice Manager taking on the responsibility for general management of the firm. Pam has extensive knowledge of operational management at executive and senior level positions working in a range of disciplines and across established organisations and start-ups.

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Rachel Nicholas - Solicitor

Rachel joined Sherrards in November 2018. Rachel graduated from the University of Brighton with an LLB (Honours) and went on to complete a Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford.

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Jane Smith - Solicitor

Jane is an experienced employment law solicitor who qualified in 2006. Having worked in several other regional law firms, Jane has successfully represented clients in many different sectors including the aviation, travel, construction, retail and public sectors.

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Peter Jones - Solicitor

Peter is a specialist employment lawyer with 10 years’ experience advising employers in the commercial and not for profit sectors and senior executives and professionals in connection with HR, whistleblowing and discrimination issues.

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Graham Walls - Head of Finance

Graham trained as an accountant with Grant Thornton and has worked in the UK and overseas, gaining broad experience in a variety of industries with particular focus on the growth of small to medium sized companies. Graham joined Sherrards in 2004 and oversees the finance function.

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Sarah Hammant - Marketing Manager

Sarah joined the team at Sherrards in March 2010 and is responsible for all marketing activities from events and advertising to PR and direct marketing. Sarah started her career in the high technology industry and has held marketing communications roles in many other industries including pharmaceuticals, training and design.

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Laura Tullett - Business Development Assistant

Laura joined Sherrards in February 2017 and undertakes a varied role in the team, but primarily focuses on business development and marketing. A former Business Analyst for a multifaceted business, Laura’s role includes developing contacts, ascertaining and fulfilling the needs of current and prospective clients.

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Karen Lewis - Team PA and Office Coordinator

Karen is responsible for coordinating the Occupational Health service offered by Sherrards by meeting the needs of clients and responding to all enquiries. Karen also assists all solicitors with the administration of their legal work, manages the office and produces clients’ accounts.

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Caroline Evans - Bookkeeper

Caroline trained as a bookkeeper through the Association of Accounting Technicians. She joined Sherrards in early 2016 to process the day to day financial transactions of the business.

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Rosie Alderson, Paralegal

Rosie Alderson - Paralegal

Rosie, the newest member of the team at Sherrards recently graduated from the University of the West of England with an LLB in Law with Criminology.

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Sue Chesterman - HR Consultant

Sue has over 25 years’ generalist and international HR experience and most recently worked as HR Director in a travel technology company. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD with a strong background in the retail and technology industry sectors partnering with commercial stakeholders and technology leadership to deliver customer solutions and services.

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