Sharyn Larkin

Sharyn was admitted to the Bar in 2005, commencing employment at a West Auckland law firm. She then practised in Sydney working mainly within family, estate and criminal law. She commenced work at the Public Defence Service in 2012. Her work included appearances for defended hearings, sentencings and various fraud, traffic and assault offences. She joined Liberty Law as a barrister in February 2015.

Degree Held: LL.B (Auckland)
Year Admitted: 2005
Barrister Sole: 2015


  • 2006 – 2008 – Staff Solicitor with Greg Presland
  • 2009 to 2010 – Solicitor in Sydney
  • 2011 – contracted to Perpetual Trust (estate administration)
  • 2012 to 2014: Lawyer with Public Defence Service
  • Achieves successful outcomes for clients who have been charged with offences including traffic, assault, drug charges, dishonesty offences
  • Diversion offense and discharge without conviction applications.

Ongoing education and professional memberships

  • Member of the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Member of the Auckland District Law Society
  • NZLS Stepping Up seminar 2014
  • 2012: NZLS Duty Lawyer Training Programme.
  • 2012: PDS Criminal Law Workshop