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Ken is an accredited specialist in two areas of law, Business law for over 22 years and in Wills and Estates for over 15 years.

Sheralee has specialist accrediation in the area of Family Law for 12 years.

What is Specialist Accreditation?

Specialist Accreditation is a structured peer assessment program which enable practitioners to gain recognition as an expert in their chosen area of practice.

The Specialist Accreditation Program aims to:

  • Provide the profession and the public with a reliable means of identifying practitioners with proven expertise in their chosen area of practice;
  • Contribute to and encourage the continued development and improvement of the standards, quality and delivery of legal services;
  • Promote the advancement of legal education, knowledge and skills; and
  • Provide practitioners with the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in their chosen area of practice and to have this recognised.



Our History

photo of Kenneth Fairfax in the Fairfax Law officesphoto of Sheralee Wade in the Fairfax Law offices

The Founder of our firm, Mr. David Sydney Pye was the first Solicitor to open a Law office in Blacktown in 1923. Today, the firm continues to provide legal services to the community of Greater Western Sydney. Ken Fairfax and Sheralee Wade are the current directors of the firm. Ken Fairfax, has been associated with the firm for over 30 years and Sheralee Wade has been with the firm since 2003. We are excited to have been part of the Norwest Business Community since 2005.


Kenneth Fairfax

After completing his Higher School Certificate at Trinity Grammar School, Ken completed his Commerce and Law Degrees at The University of New South Wales. Ken holds Law Society Specialist Accreditation in the areas of Business Law; and Wills and Estates.

Ken is a Notary Public and has been a Notary Public since 2006.
Ken commenced his Legal Career at Glen Innes in 1980 and then moved to Mudgee before joining our firm in 1984, becoming a partner shortly after.

Ken's areas of expertise within the practice are corporate & Business Law, Conveyancing & Commercial matters, Will and Estates including disputes over deceased estates. Ken is a member of Blacktown City Rotary Club and member of the School Council of Arndell Anglican College. Ken is an avid supporter of the Australian Rugby Union team.


Sheralee Wade

Sheralee was born in Newcastle, and lived most of her early life in Queensland. After finishing Secondary School she lived in New York for a year, working as an Au Pair. Sheralee obtained her Law Degree from University of Western Sydney.

Sheralee holds Law Society Specialist Accreditation in the area of Family Law.

Sheralee works primarily in the fields of Family Law and De Facto Relationship property and children matters. Sheralee is a member of the Legal Aid Family Law Panel and has an extensive court practice at the Parramatta Family Courts, as well as in the area of General Litigation and Criminal Law.

Sheralee also lectures at the Western Sydney University and has done so since 2003. Sheralee has lectured on various subjects ranging from Alternative Dispute Resolution, Introduction to Business Law, Electronic Financial Transactions Law and Information Systems Ethics and Law.


Deidre Bickerstaff

Deidre has worked with both CBD and Suburban Legal Firms for over 30 years. Deidre has been with our firm since 1994 and is currently our Firm's Conveyancing Paralegal. Her conveyancing experience includes rural, residential, commercial and industrial matters.

Deidre is also experienced in wills and estate matters. Deidre is involved with Dog Agility in her spare time.

Sharyn Duncan

Sharyn has over 20 years experience working in all fields of the law. Sharyn is part of the Family Law, litigation and conveyancing team. Sharyn has been with our firm since 2003.

Sharyn is a Justice of the Peace.