Full Name: Sharney Jenkinson
Phone: +61 3 9225 6444
Fax: 9600 0320
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1119
Date of Admission: 14 Aug 2007
Called to the Bar: 31 May 2013
Qualifications: BBSc LLB; LLM
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Sharney commenced working as a solicitor in 2007, at the firm of Macgregor Barristers and Solicitors. During her time as a solicitor Sharney practiced primarily in family law, including extensive appearance work for both private and legally aided clients, as well as on behalf of the Independent Children's Lawyer.

In 2011 Sharney joined the Queensland Bar and was the pupil of Dr Mark Sayers and The Hon. Tim Carmody SC. Sharney joined the Victorian Bar in 2013.

Sharney practices in Family Law, appearing in the Family and Federal Circuit Courts at interim and final hearings. Sharney has a particular interest in Independent Children's Lawyer work.

Sharney is an accredited Family Law Arbitrator and a Nationally Accredited Mediator.

Notable Cases
McDonald & Choudhary [2017] FamCA 214
Andrews & Nicola (No. 2) [2014] FamCA 167
Bell & White [2014] FamCA 258
Smedley & Snowden [2014] FCCA 762
Edmonson & Edmonson [2016] FCCA 1377
Goldsmith & Goldsmith [2017] FCCA 1987

Arbitration Under the Family Law Act - Antarctica Family Law Conference 2017

A Child's Right to be Heard Under Australia's Family Law Act - World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights, Dublin 2017

Unopposed Orders - Bali Family Law Conference 2017

Proceeding Undefended in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court - Mt Eliza Solicitor's Group 2017

Litigation Frustration: Is there another way? - Bali Family Law Conference 2018

Arbitration Under the Family Law Act - Vicbar Family Law Arbitration Group Launch, 2018

Preparing for Mediation - Holmes List CPD Breakfast, 2019

Arbitration Qualifications

  • AIFLAM (Member)

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation


Family Law

  • Parenting Orders
  • Property Disputes

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • High Court of Australia
  • Queensland

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