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Karen Sheridan

Owner / Director

Karen Sheridan

Karen has been with Slink & Keating for over 14 years, with over 18 years of experience in the legal industry. Karen commenced with the firm as Practice Manager and has now progressed to the Principal Lawyer.

Karen is committed to providing clients with the best advice and representation. Her passion and reason for practicing in criminal law and child protection is to assist and change the path of people’s lives, particularly those who come from disadvantaged or traumatic backgrounds. Karen is especially passionate about everyone having a voice, especially those that struggle to have a voice without assistance.

Karen and her team’s main priority is to provide a legal service that assists every client in making a change in their life and assisting people through the Court process making the process as comfortable and stress free as possible for the client. Karen also has vast knowledge in the therapeutic options open to the Courts, including Drug Court and the Assessment & Referral Court.

Karen appears regularly in the Children’s Court, Magistrates’ Court, Children’s Court Family division, County Court and Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice:

  • Infringements
  • Bail Applications
  • Criminal offences
  • Traffic/ Driving Offences
  • Drug Offences
  • Children’s Court
  • DHS Cases
  • Intervention Orders


  • Children’s and Magistrates’ Court in all Metro Melbourne and Country Courts
  • County Court Metro Melbourne and Country

Professional Memberships:

  • Law Institute of Victoria

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Why Choose Us


Specialised knowledge

Slink & Keating are Accredited Specialists in criminal law. Our solicitors are experienced in criminal law, child protection, intervention order proceedings and infringement matters.


We care!

At Slink & Keating you are not just a number. We will do everything we can to achieve the best possible outcome! We take pride and care about how your case is handled.


We will travel wherever you need us!

Slink & Keating appear in all metropolitan and country courts. Such as Children's and Magistrates' Court in Ringwood, Moorabbin, Melbourne, Heidelberg, Frankston, Dromana, Korumburra, Shepparton, LaTrobe Valley, Collingwood, Sunshine, Broadmeadows, Castlemaine, Geelong, Echuca, Warnambool and Sale to name a few. County Court in LaTrobe or Melbourne and Supreme Court.


We will work WITH you!

We will assist you by referring you to any programs, courses, services for homelessness and medical professionals when required. This may sometimes also lead to referrals to court based programs such as CISP bail, ARC and the Drug Court.