Sharon graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Laws in 1986 and has over 30 years of experience in family law.
Following graduation, Sharon was employed by the Australian Taxation Office for a 2 year period under their Graduate Trainee Programme.
Sharon undertook a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 1989 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia in December 1989.
In 1991 Sharon commenced employment with Camatta Lempens where she practised in family law and assisted the Senior Partner, Franco Camatta in commercial matters. Sharon was employed by Camatta Lempens for 9 years and during that time became the Senior Family Lawyer at that firm.
In November 1999 Sharon commenced employment as a Registrar of the Family Court of Australia where she was employed until 2012. Whilst Sharon was employed as a Registrar she was responsible for the Family Court Special Management of Child Abuse matters (Magellan matters) at both State and national level. In 2004 and 2005 Sharon was a member of the Judges’ Rules Committee and assisted in the drafting of Family Court Rules and Legislation.
During her employment at the Court, Sharon has received extensive and on-going training in the many legislative changes that have occurred in family law.
As part of her duties as a Registrar, Sharon has conducted mediation on a daily basis and has had extensive and ongoing training in areas such as dispute resolution and negation techniques. Sharon offers private mediation in family law matters in addition to practising as our senior consultant.
Sharon returned to private practice in 2012 to establish her own boutique family law firm, practising exclusively in family law.
Sharon understands that separation is an extremely stressful and difficult time and her aim is to provide you with the necessary information and support to enable you to make informed decisions and to finalise your matter in a timely and cost effective manner.
Sharon is a member of the Law Society of South Australia and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
"Sharon Thomas and the team at BBS Lawyers provided consistently clear and professional legal advice and service whilst remaining sensitive to my personal circumstances. Sharon had systems in place to ensure timely and effective communication, and navigate one of life's major stressors towards an optimal outcome for the family. I would highly recommend Sharon Thomas and BBS Lawyers in relation to family law matters."