Sharon is one of the leading, most respected specialist legal recruiters in Melbourne having successfully recruited professional staff to the legal industry for nearly 10 years.
Sharon heads our professional division, including lawyers and corporate staff. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in Accounting and Management (HR), from the University of Melbourne and she has also qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Prior to her appointment with Legal People, Sharon worked with a leading international chartered accounting firm for a number of years where she gained significant experience in advising clients on broad ranging accounting, legal and management issues. During this time she managed multi-million dollar due diligence and assurance clients on behalf of the firm, across a range of industries including IT, manufacturing, winery and retailing sectors. She also assisted the firm in their Human Resources area, particularly with the graduate and vacation recruitment programs.
Sharon joined Legal People in April, 2001, her background has been integral in furthering our success in the placement of professional and support staff within both the legal and other professional sectors. She also assists firms in analysing the finer details in the merger and acquisition process. In recognition of her contribution and efforts to the firm, Sharon became a partner in January, 2003. Sharon has expertise in the following types of placements: lawyers (all levels and areas of law) and corporate staff (eg. accountants, finance managers, office/practice managers, business developers; HR; marketing; IT and knowledge management staff).
Outside of work, Sharon enjoys spending quality time with her two young children and the occasional glass of red wine!
Recent Career highlights:-
- Recruitment of Managing Partner for mid tier law firm
- Facilitating firm merger of CBD law firm
- Mentor and Career Coach to numerous lawyers across all levels and areas of law
“Sharon has a great in-depth knowledge of the Legal Industry which allows her to present candidates to us that not only have the experience we require, but having got to know our firm â€“ the right cultural/personality fit too.
I can also benefit from Sharon’s knowledge regarding salary benchmarking and just getting a good feel for what the industry is doing. I appreciate being able to discuss the market with her and get her input and I feel that I can do this even when we are not actively recruiting.
Sharon is professional, approachable, reliable and unlike some recruiters out there she does not hound me!
I highly recommend Sharon as a recruiter to others.”
Rebecca Woodward, HR Manager, Madgwicks Lawyers
“The service I received from Sharon Henderson was second to none. From start to finish she provided a professional service and she was genuinely interested in what I wanted. She made me feel like I was in control of the process and really took an interest in finding the right role for me. She respected my decisions and also provided advice to me when I needed it. She worked so hard for me and updated me every step of the way. I would happily recommend Sharon to my friends and colleagues. ”
Kate Harry, Commercial Litigation Lawyer (successfully placed with mid tier CBD law firm)