Sharine Burgess > Shoosmiths LLP > Northampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
Bedford Road

Work Department

Personal Injury, Partner


Sharine is an award-winning lawyer in the serious injury department, acting on behalf of claimants and their families through a wide range of cases including stress at work, workplace accidents, illness and disease claims, asbestos related claims, psychiatric illness/PTSD,  military claims and clinical negligence.

Undertaking pro bono work through good working relationships with many organisations and charities, Sharine co-ordinated the award winning Northampton and District Citizens Advice Bureau Pro Bono Clinic from its inception in 2011. This achievement was recognised when Shoosmiths won the category for Best Contribution by a Regional Firm at the LawWorks Pro Bono Awards in 2012. Sharine continues to support the clinic as a supervisor.

Sharine won Solicitor of the Year at the Northamptonshire Law Society Awards in 2017 and is ranked by both Chambers and Legal 500.

Sharine was promoted to Partner in 2020 and was appointed joint Head of Office in 2021.


Sharine is an accredited member of both the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, as well as serving Council member of the Northamptonshire Law Society. She was appointed President of the Society in July 2019.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Shoosmiths LLP have a reputation as ‘industry leaders in client care‘ with clients praising the ‘reliability, honesty and top-of-the-market expertise‘. Other departments of the firm, such as Court of Protection, family and wealth management, assist to offer a holistic service to clients. Christopher McKinney heads the personal injury team nationally and ‘amazing‘ and ‘supportive solicitorSharine Burgess heads the Northampton office. Burgess specialises in high value claims, including psychiatric illness and sexual abuse. Birth injury and cauda equina case specialist Andrea Rusbridge ‘fights hard for all her clients‘ and heads the clinical negligence team.