Asset and Tax Recovery
Sheena undertakes all aspects of confiscation work, with a great deal of experience in the enforcement stage of proceedings.
She specialises in cases involving restraint and/or confiscation proceedings in which a conflict arises between the interest of the Crown in satisfying a confiscation order and the interest of a former spouse applying under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 or as a parent under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. She is frequently instructed by the Crown as well as having acted for Receivers and third parties. She advises and represents clients in relation to third party interests, assets held by companies, arguments on living expenses and the relationship between criminal and matrimonial legislation.
Sheena was recently instructed to assist the Serious Fraud Office in relation to the confiscation proceedings against Tom Hayes, the first person convicted in relation to the rigging of LIBOR.
Sheena presents seminars on the relationship between ancillary relief and the proceeds of crime legislation both directly to solicitors at their offices and at events such as the POCLA confiscation forum and the CLT ancillary relief conference.
Gohil v Gohil  UKSC 61 – Supreme Court hearing of Mrs Gohil’s appeal in relation to an order setting aside of a consent order where there was evidence of material non-disclosure. Sheena was instructed to advise on aspects of the case involving the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Re White; Re Gangar  All ER (D) 273 – application for a certificate of inadequacy by defendants founds guilty of a ponzi-scheme fraud.
Earp v Seamer  EWHC 3776 (Admin) - case involving whether a trust deed created in relation to a property identified as available for confiscation was in fact a sham
Re Ali  EWHC 2302 (Admin) - claims by five third parties to beneficial interests in properties held in the name of a defendant subject to a confiscation order. Considered principles applicable to the establishment of a beneficial interest.