Sharon HendersonSharon Henderson

Sharon Henderson B.Com (Acc.) C.A. – Partner

Contact Sharon:
Direct Phone: (03) 9098 8776
Mobile: 0418 361 199

Sharon is one of the leading, most respected specialist legal recruiters in Australia having successfully recruited Lawyers, Management & HR staff to the legal industry for over 14 years. She is also the Director of Legal People.

Sharon manages our close knit dedicated team at Legal People and heads up our Lawyer and Management & HR divisions. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in Accounting and Management (Human Resources) from the University of Melbourne and she is also a Chartered Accountant.

Prior to her appointment at 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, across a range of industries including IT, manufacturing, wine and retail sectors. She also assisted the firm in their Human Resources area, particularly with the graduate and vacation recruitment programs.

Sharon prides herself on being a ‘hands on’ legal recruiter who is passionate about recruitment and sourcing the right opportunities for her candidates and clients.

Sharon has been recruiting in the Legal Industry since April 2001 and has developed an extensive and loyal network and referral base amongst clients and candidates alike within the legal profession including leading national and international law firms, specialist boutique law practices, in-house corporate departments and government bodies.

She provides career coaching, mentoring and recruitment advice to professional staff including lawyers at all levels and areas of law (up to Equity & Managing Partner level); Recruitment of other professionals including HR Managers/Advisors, IT Managers, Marketing and General/Business /Practice Managers.

Sharon’s Recent Career Highlights include:

  • Managing Partner, Melbourne – Medium Sized Law Firm
  • Head of Family Law Department – Mid-tier law firm
  • Head of Employment Law Department – CBD law firm
  • Practice Group Leader – International law firm
  • HR Manager – National Mid-tier law firm
  • Partner, Medical Negligence – National Law Firm
  • Special Counsel, Banking & Finance – Top 10 Commercial law firm
  • General Counsel – High Profile Sporting Events Company
  • HR Manager, Melbourne – Top 10 Commercial Law Firm
  • Recruitment of whole legal team – Leading Corporate 
  • HR Advisor – National law firm
  • Commercial In-House Counsel – High Profile International Company
  • Senior Associate, Large Scale Litigation – National Law Firm
  • Business Manager – Leading Multi-Site Specialist Law Firm
  • Facilitating Merger of Boutique Law firm with Medium Sized Law Firm
  • IT Trainer – Medium Sized Law Firm
  • Mentor and Career Coach to numerous lawyers across all levels and areas of law

Outside of work, Sharon enjoys spending quality time with her two young children, a good strong coffee and the occasional glass of red wine!


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