Professional Experience

Sharyn articled at the Office of the Children's Lawyer in 1988/1989. She then practised with a firm specializing in Mental Health/ Administrative Law. Since 1993, Sharyn has practised exclusively Family Law as a partner of Dickson MacGregor Appell.

Sharyn is past President of New Directions, a non-profit organization assisting women who have been bereaved or who have lost a partner through separation. Sharyn is a founding member of Collaborative Practice Toronto and now sits on the Board of Directors for Collaborative Practice Toronto.

Sharyn enjoys the challenge of finding cost-effective solutions for separating families. She is enthusiastic about the collaborative approach and has successfully represented many clients using this process.

Practice areas

Family Law

Professional Associations

Collaborative Practice Toronto
Ontario Federation of Collaborative Practice
International Association of
Collaborative Professionals
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Toronto Lawyers Association
Law Society of Upper Canada

Education and Year of Call

Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988.
LLB, University of Western Ontario, 1986.
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (exchange Program), 1986.
Summer exchange program, Trinity College Law School, Dublin, 1984.
B.A. in Sociology,
University of Western Ontario,1983.

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