Shereen was admitted as an Attorney in 1993. For the last 20 years, she has practised exclusively in the field of family law and related private client matters. Her expertise includes: divorce law, financial dissolution disputes, parenting disputes, relocation applications, surrogate parenting agreements, claims in respect of children and Hague applications. She is an experienced litigator and a mediator and facilitator. She is, as a result, particularly skilled in mediation support and strategic advice. Shereen often deals with complex proprietary disputes and advises on the formation and dissolution of relationships. She has also dealt with many international family law matters over the years. Through her position on the Cape Law Society’s Specialist Family and Gender Committee, Shereen was involved in the development of Family Law in South Africa over the past 17 years. Since the Legal Practise Council replaced the Law Societies, Shereen continues these efforts through the Western Cape Family Law Forum. Shereen is a member of STBB’s executive committee.

Newsflash | Amended provisions for movement of children between parents’ homes

The Directions issued by the Minister of Social Development on 30 March regarding the movement of a child between the homes of co-holders of parental responsibilities during the Covid-19 lockdown period have, to the relief of many families, been amended.

They now allow a child to be moved between parents, but only where a court order to that effect is in place, or where a parental responsibilities and rights agreement/parenting plan making provision for such arrangements has been registered with the Family Advocate. Such movement is subject to the proviso that there must not be any person in the household to which a child is intended to move, who is known to have come into contact with or is reasonably suspected to have come into contact with a person known to have contracted (or reasonably suspected to have contracted) Covid-19.