James Francis, BSc, LLB (Hons)


Phone: 0406 174 376




James is based in Melbourne.

James has been working primarily in employment, industrial, and commercial law since 2012, having previously worked for a prominent boutique employment law firm before, joining the Patron Legal team in October 2015. Before becoming a lawyer, James worked in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries both in Australia and in the United Kingdom. James’ background in science and industry gives him a unique perspective on his clients’ legal and strategic issues as well as the ability to tackle problems in a rigorous and analytical way.


James has experience in alternative dispute resolution, having completed an intensive negotiation and mediation course at Humboldt University of Berlin.


James also donates some of his spare time and expertise as a volunteer at the Footscray Community Legal Centre. He is a member of the Wilderness Society.


Sherilynn Ding, BA, LLB







Sherilynn is based in Melbourne, and joined the Patron Legal team in February 2018.

Sherilynn was admitted to legal practice in June 2017. Prior to joining Patron Legal, she worked extensively with victims of crime (VOCAT) and has significant experience in acting for individuals who have undergone trauma and distress. She has also worked at another Melbourne-based employment law firm, acting for employers and employees before the Fair Work Commission and the courts.


With a meticulous approach to her work, Sherilynn prides herself on making the law accessible and understandable, and is able to clearly explain to her clients their legal options to assist them to decide the right pathway for them.


In her free time, Sherilynn enjoys eating good food, reading, and travelling. 


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Ph. 1300 970 214

Patron Legal Pty Ltd


Level 17

31 Queen Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


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