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.
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.”
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.
Victoria Bevis - Director, Solicitor
Victoria is a Director of Sherrards and has practised as a specialist employment law solicitor since joining the firm in 2009. Regarded by clients as being both practical and approachable, Victoria has a strong focus on reaching the best commercial outcome for our clients.
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.
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.
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.
Cathal McCabe - Solicitor
Cathal, the newest member of the team at Sherrards, qualified in March 2020, having completed his training contract in a busy solicitors in Surrey. Cathal holds an LLB and LLM from Bangor University and obtained a Distinction while studying his LPC in Guildford.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caroline Evans - Bookkeeper
Caroline trained as a bookkeeper through the Association of Accounting Technician’s. She joined Sherrards in early 2016 to process the day to day financial transactions of the business.
Alison Daymond - HR Consultant
Alison is a Human Resources professional with progressive hands-on experience working in diverse organisations. Alison has worked with Sherrards for many years and is recognised for being ethical, approachable and commercially astute.
What they say
"Excellent, entertaining and informative training. A really useful day."
"The team at Sherrards comes across as approachable and always gets back to me very promptly."
"With Sherrards, I feel confident and assured about taking a case forward."
"Thanks to the team at Sherrards for the way our case was conducted, enabling another victory. Dan Soanes was effective, shrewd and dignified and gave excellent support to all of our witnesses throughout the case. "
"The seminars are current, relevant, informative and, excellent!!"
"Sherrards provides "commercially driven and practical" advice and has an "impressive international reach.""
"We have worked with Sherrards for many years across all areas of our business. The team has supported us on a vast range of matters including disciplinaries and reorganisations and the level of support we receive is always first class."
"We have partnered with Sherrards for some time now and the advice we get from the team is always clear, well positioned and pragmatic. Sherrards take the time to understand our business, and we get a better outcome as a result."
"The annual seminars from Sherrards are always informative and engaging, I would highly recommended them."
"Sherrards deliver straightforward seminars with practical and workable advice."
"Clients describe Sherrards as “top-class” and state that “Harry Sherrard and Dan Soanes attract praise for their “brilliant commercial judgment” and “amazing attention to detail"."
"We have been using Sherrards for employment law advice in the UK for a number of years. Their legal guidance is concise, and they are always prepared to listen and work with us to provide pragmatic solutions. "