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Sharon Montgomery


I am a Partner at Crane & Staples. I deal with any problems or issues that result from the breakdown of relationships within families, especially financial matters.

This could be as a result of separation, divorce or civil partnership dissolution but it might also relate to the separation of unmarried couples.

I qualified as a Solicitor in 1986 and joined Crane & Staples as a Partner in 2001. I have specialised in Family Law throughout my career.

I am committed to non-Court based solutions to families’ problems wherever possible.

You can find out more about the services that we provide on the Family page.


In 2023, I won the Hertfordshire Law Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

I have been a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer since 2020.

Memberships and Positions Held

I am a member of Resolution, the Family Law organisation committed to assisting families in a non-adversarial way and putting children first. You can find out more about the Resolution Code of Practice here.

As part of the services that we offer the community, I sit as Vice Chair on the Welwyn Hatfield Domestic Abuse Forum.


I have a podcast series titled, "Unravelling Relationships: 35 Years as a Divorce Lawyer".

Outside the office

I am working my way through a bucket list of travel destinations.

I enjoy supporting local charity and community events.

Sharon completing the St Albans Half Marathon for the Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline

Completing the St Albans Half Marathon for the Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline

  • Sharon Montgomery is a true professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience. A credit to her profession.

    Legal 500 2024
  • Our solicitor, Sharon Montgomery has been very compassionate and understanding given the difficult circumstances our situation presented to her.

    Legal 500 2023
  • Sharon, I really appreciate everything you've done for me and the children over the course of the last 2 or so years.  I can't thank you enough for your clarity, empathy and patience (and tissues!) as I've been going through this - I'll certainly recommend you.

  • Sharon, my life would not be as it is now if it wasn’t for your help.

  • Sharon Montgomery is a terrific family solicitor.  Keenly supportive of her clients, she is perfectly prepared to deliver bad news when it is needed and has the respect of her clients and opponents for doing so.

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