Sharon joined the firm in July 2000. She qualified as a member of ILEX in June 2004 and became an Associate in July 2012. Sharon is an accredited senior litigator for The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Sharon specialises in lower value claims and in particular, cases of deaths resulting from failures in the mental health system and fatal cases relating to stillbirth. She regularly represents families at Inquests concerning medical errors and mental health issues, in particular cases of suicide whilst detained under the Mental Health Act. She has extensive experience of the Coroner’s Court and the Inquest process.
She is a regular contributor to the media on issues of mental health and of patient safety arising from medical errors.
Sharon serves on the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel for practitioners who have extensive experience in the medical injury field. In addition to this, Sharon has also been awarded membership on the AvMA (Action against Medical Accident) panel - which involved following a rigorous application process.
Sharon is based at our Thetford office.
"We are very appreciative of Sharon's consistently professional yet always compassionate and considerate approach." - Ashtons Legal client
"There can never be any justice but you have helped us achieve the very best that we can in these tragic, awful circumstances. You have been far more than my solicitor. At times you have been my grief counsellor, a shoulder to cry on, someone to vent my anger and frustration to and, frankly, in the very black times, a Samaritan, a very Good Samaritan. Despite bombardment with emails, usually pretty long ones, early in the morning, late at night and at the weekends, you have been patient, sympathetic and kind hearted throughout. You have always provided sound advice and guidance. I think you have got to know me pretty well and, as far as I am concerned, you have become a friend, not my solicitor. You have most certainly gone way "above and beyond" what could have been reasonably expected. I thank you whole heartedly." - Ashtons Legal client
Sharon Allison ‘applies vast knowledge with sensitivity and dedication'. - Legal 500
Sharon Allison is 'caring, thorough, tenacious’ and is highly recommended. - Legal 500
“Thank you for all your support during the last few years and for representing me at my mother’s Inquest. Your kindness has made the whole affair more bearable.” - Ashtons Legal client
"I just wanted to say many thanks for all your help and guidance over the last 2 yrs, it's been a great help. As discussed, my aim was to get an apology from the NHS and to put that out there in the public domain. We have achieved that in good fashion, which at least gives me some comfort. Many thanks for making the process as painless as possible for me and for all your hard, professional work." - Ashtons Legal client
"Each of her cases are run efficiently whilst producing exceptional results for her clients” - Samantha Rowles LLB at MRN Solicitors
Newly promoted partner Sharon Allison is ‘a tenacious warrior and fearless crusader for her clients’ - Legal 500
"The service we have received from Ashtons Legal and Sharon Allison has been nothing short of outstanding and it is with immense gratitude that we will be introducing additional consumers to the partnership" - Ashtons Legal client
"Thank you for your help and support from representation at the inquest through to following up with a claim. No other legal team we contacted previously would take on the case because of the low return for the company. The family are extremely grateful for your efforts and achievement." - Ashtons Legal client
By Sharon Allison
Sharon Allison, a specialist medical injury lawyer, has obtained a settlement of £35,000 for the family of a man who died after an ambulance crew failed to undertake an appropriately robust assessment of his condition and to...
By Sharon Allison
An inquest opens on Wednesday (8 November) at Ipswich Coroner’s Court into the death of John Scott, an Ipswich man who was found hanged in a toilet cubicle at Ipswich Hospital. The Scott family’s lawyer is Sharon Allison, med...