Our Team

Sher­lene Heng

Senior Associate
Fam­i­ly Law

I take a prac­ti­cal approach to assist­ing my clients in final­is­ing their prop­er­ty and par­ent­ing dis­putes as smooth­ly and effi­cient­ly as pos­si­ble. I am acute­ly aware that sep­a­ra­tion rep­re­sents one of the most dif­fi­cult peri­ods in a person’s life. My goal is to pro­vide clar­i­ty and struc­ture to clients to resolve their legal issues.

Expe­ri­ence

My expe­ri­ence includes prop­er­ty and finan­cial mat­ters, par­ent­ing arrange­ments, finan­cial agree­ments to divorce and at all times will focus on adding val­ue in all ser­vices to clients. I am upfront and real­is­tic about the prospects of a client’s case and encour­ages set­tle­ment when appro­pri­ate. My expe­ri­ence also includes attend­ing Court and I am pre­pared to act assertive­ly on behalf of a client should lit­i­ga­tion be necessary.

Exper­tise

  • Prop­er­ty set­tle­ments (both basic and intri­cate and complex)
  • Par­ent­ing disputes
  • Divorce and finan­cial agree­ments (pre-nup­tial, post-nup­tial and de facto)

Roles, mem­ber­ships and education

  • Bach­e­lor of Laws & Bach­e­lor of Com­merce, Uni­ver­si­ty of West­ern Aus­tralia, 2007
  • Mas­ter in Applied Law, Col­lege of Law, 2014
  • Grad­u­ate Diplo­ma in Legal Prac­tice, Col­lege of Law, 2008
  • Away from the office, I vol­un­teers at the Inner City Legal Cen­tre and has pre­vi­ous­ly served on vol­un­teer Rotaract committees. 
  • I also speaks Chi­nese (Man­darin).

Publications

Alco­hol and Fam­i­ly Law

Last year, I wrote an arti­cle on cannabis use and its poten­tial impact on par­ent­ing mat­ters. I have recent­ly con­sid­ered some recent…
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What’s in a name?

“I don’t believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a this­tle or a skunk cabbage.” - LM Mont­gomery Chang­ing…
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School Hol­i­day Time

“I have had a hol­i­day, and I’d like to take it up professionally” - Kylie Minogue In 2006, amend­ments were made…
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Fam­i­ly law and caveats

Accord­ing to the Real Prop­er­ty Act, a per­son who claims a legal or equi­table estate or inter­est in land (‘caveator’) can lodge…
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