Sheridan Emerson is consistently recognised as one of the leading family lawyers Australia-wide.
Sheridan has once again been recognised in Doyle’s 2023 Guide to the Australian Legal Market as one of only five pre-eminent family lawyers in Sydney and one of only five pre-eminent family lawyers for high-value & complex property matters in New South Wales.
Sheridan is a family law specialist accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales and a partner of the firm. Sheridan is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL).
Sheridan provides clear, focussed and strategic advice on all aspects of family law including property and financial matters, parenting issues, child support, spousal maintenance and de facto relationships, with a particular focus on those matters involving significant asset pools and issues of legal and commercial complexity.
Prior to specialising exclusively in family law, Sheridan worked in commercial litigation and finance at leading commercial law firms in Sydney and London. Sheridan’s experience in these areas underpins her strategic approach in matters involving complex financial structures and valuation issues.
Sheridan graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland in 2001 and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia in May 2003.
Sheridan presents regularly to members of the legal profession, both in NSW and nationally, on family law related matters.
While experienced in litigation, Sheridan has a strong interest in alternative dispute resolution and is accredited as a family dispute resolution practitioner. Sheridan encourages negotiated resolution where possible and is committed to achieving a commercial outcome for all her clients.
Sheridan is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Professionals (NSW) Inc and the Central Sydney Collaborative Forum. Sheridan is a board member of Women’s Legal Services NSW.