Sheena specialises in financial remedy cases and disputes between cohabitants. She has particular expertise in cases in which third party, trust or corporate interests arise. Her work ranges from the drafting of prenuptial agreements to dealing with enforcement and appeals. Her experience in property and insolvency work gives her the advantage of having familiarity with the relevant principles in cases where these issues arise.
She has a particular specialism in ancillary relief cases in which the Crown is involved due to ongoing criminal restraint and/or confiscation proceedings. This work has involved working with receivers, dealing with third party interests, arguments on living expenses and the relationship between the relevant criminal legislation and the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.
She has experience in applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, and in particular applications relating to express, resulting and constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel, with such ancillary issues as equitable accounting and/or payments pursuant to s.15 of TLATA. She also deals with probate matters, including applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, disputes regarding the administration of estates and the validity of wills.
She acts in private law proceedings under the Children Act 1989, in particular applications under Schedule 1 of that Act.
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.
W v W  EWHC 2469 – case involving a claim for a financial remedy by a wife after a confiscation of over £2M was made against her husband. Considered the circumstances in which payment of tainted funds towards property could lead to an equitable account of those funds being taken.