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It is with great pleasure to say that Kristin Sharp recently won the award for Junior Lawyer of the Year at the Kent Law Society 2024 awards.

Kristin is a Family & Childcare Executive based in our Margate Office. She has over 10 years’ experience in public & private law Children Act proceedings, representing parents, family members or friends, vulnerable clients, those with learning difficulties and foreign nationals. She is experienced in cases where the Official Solicitor is involved and is adept at explaining the proceedings in a friendly and straightforward way.

Kristin often works with survivors of domestic abuse both in seeking protective orders and in ongoing contact/residence disputes. Kristin attends the Rising Sun Domestic Abuse drop ins at the Riverside Children’s Centre (Canterbury) and Poppy Centre (Herne Bay) to support survivors of domestic abuse in accessing legal advice. She also assists with the Kent Law Clinic. At a time where practitioners undertaking this kind of work are few and far between (particularly in Kent), Kristin is developing a thriving practice, forging links with the local community which is an important resource for DV victims.

Kristin is exceptionally hard working; Very committed to the role she undertakes; Has exceptional client care standards; Regularly provides support to junior members / support staff when needed; Will always provide training to others when needed; Previously trained mental health first aider (at last firm); Regularly acknowledged by other legal professionals with very positive feedback and similarly by clients too.

Kristin’s achievement also highlights the non-conventional route of establishing a career in law having started out as a secretary before developing further, studying under the CILEX route whilst still working full time. It has been with great determination that she has reached where she is today and we have no doubt that she will continue to shine and develop further as her career progresses with GT Stewart Solicitors. We are all very proud of her!