Sheida Zeinali Associate - Dispute Resolution

Sheida is an associate in the Dispute Resolution team with diverse experience across a spectrum of commercial and general civil matters. Sheida handles a variety of small to large, high-profile and multi-jurisdictional matters from commencement to conclusion for both private individuals and corporate clients. Sheida also works on a number of complex and high value commercial claims, including contractual disputes and civil fraud cases.

+44 (0) 20 7851 0126

sz@branchaustinmccormick.com

Sheida’s knowledge base and experience has comprised of exposure to the following practice areas:

  • Debt recovery and money claims
  • Contracts and disputes (private and commercial)
  • Civil injunctions
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Commercial fraud litigation
  • Financial crime
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings

Sheida takes pride in being approachable and responsive and places importance on understanding a client’s needs at the outset to provide tailored advice and achieve the best possible outcome in and out of court.

Sheida graduated with a first class degree in Law (LLB Honors) and undertook her Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Master of Laws (LLM) at BPP Law School in London. She joined the firm in 2018 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2021.

Sheida speaks fluent Farsi.

Expertise

  • Moutreuil v Andreewitch [2020] EWCA Civ 382

    Acting for the applicant in the court of appeal which confirmed that a court hearing proceedings for committal for contempt of court had to ensure that the accused person was made aware that he was not obliged to give evidence but also warned that adverse inferences might be drawn if he exercised the right to silence.

  • Colin Johnston v Lady Natalie Elsie Wackett [2019] EWHC 3353 (Ch)

    Mr Edwin Johnson QC, sitting as a Deputy Judge of the High Court, handed down judgment in Colin Johnston v Lady Natalie Elsie Wackett [2019] EWHC 3353 (Ch), a claim for an order under Section 2 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The judgment includes important guidance as to the correct application of the judgment of the Supreme Court in llott v The Blue Cross and others [2017] UKSC 17 in the context of claims under the 1975 Act brought by adult children of the deceased.