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Meet the friendly solicitors at SPFL who will look after your family law matter:

Sharon Payne

 Principal Lawyer

Our Principal Solicitor, Sharon Payne has over 20 years experience in the legal industry. Since her admission to the NSW Supreme Court as a legal practitioner Sharon has had experience in various litigation fields including roles in some of Australia’s leading commercial and Family law firms. Sharon now practices almost exclusively in Family Law.

Sharon’s background in commercial law and across various jurisdictions is invaluable in assisting her clients with property settlements. Sharon moved from the commercial field into Family Law due to her passion and desire to be of direct assistance to people at this challenging time in their lives. She has a mature and friendly approach which enables her to assist her clients through stressful family law matters. She is particularly interested in assisting victims of domestic violence and is sensitive and empathetic to their needs.

Sharon approaches all matters with a view to negotiating a cost effective, time effective solution with as little stress as possible. In the event that a matter cannot be settled, Sharon is a strong and determined advocate at Court and is committed to obtaining positive outcomes for her clients.

Sharon’s articles and case notes have been published in some of Australia’s leading legal publications. She has also written and edited legal publications for CCH, a leading Australian publisher in the area of Family Law cases and commentary.

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Kiara Dean


Kiara holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University.

She was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and is also registered as a legal practitioner with the High Court of Australia.

Kiara has experience in both parenting and property matters, working closely with the principal Sharon Payne on a daily basis.

She has deep understanding of Family Law and has proven herself to be a solicitor of empathy and high quality with attention to detail.

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Amelia Isaac

Legal Clerk

Amelia Isaac is our valued Legal Clerk and is also currently undertaking law studies. She has exceptional communication and organisational skills, and a strong work ethic. Her passion to look after the best interests of clients is the driving force behind the high standard of work she holds herself to.

Since 2018, Amelia’s role at Sharon Payne Family Lawyers has included drafting and filing documents, assisting with court preparation, corresponding with clients and other parties, certifying and witnessing documents, and managing databases. She is also responsible for managing our accounts processes.

As a law student, Amelia is halfway through her Diploma of Law and has completed several core subjects, maintaining a high distinction average. Her proficiency in various computer programs, along with her interpersonal sensitivity, adaptability, and strong work ethic, make her an invaluable asset to the legal team.

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