Sharon Neil Smith

Sharon was admitted to the Jamaican Bar in 1991 and has acquired a wide range of commercial law experience providing advice to different types of businesses across a gamut of industries in Jamaica.

Prior to joining the firm in 2005 she held legal and managerial positions with a statutory body and a large private sector conglomerate in Jamaica with substantial business interests in housing development, manufacturing, distribution and financial services. Her diverse corporate client base is testimony to the strength and depth of her commercial law knowledge.

Sharon has significant experience in the area of Employment Law, specifically: drafting employment related documentation, training management and supervisory staff. Preparing advice and drafting opinions on employment regulatory issues; termination and disciplinary matters, all employment related aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations as well as contentious employment matters supported by the Litigation Department.

Her other core practice areas include: Commercial Law; Real Estate, Estate Planning and Administration and Information Technology.

She is currently the Firm’s Managing Partner.

Education

University of the West Indies – LL.B. (Hons). 1989
University College London – LL.M. (Merit) 1996;
Certificate of Legal Education Norman Manley Law School, 1991
Admission – Jamaican Bar in 1991