Mission Statement

To service individuals and businesses alike by providing a fresh, personalised and exciting approach to the law, whilst ensuring that our quality of work, level of professionalism as well as our success rate remains of the highest standard.


We encourage our clients to appreciate and enjoy the experience of using our services, by asking questions, getting involved and becoming a special part of the SDFA family for the time that they are using our services.

About Sheena

SDF Attorneys is founded by Sheena De Figueiredo.

Sheena completed her LLB degree at the University of Johannesburg and already knew her passion to be Family Law.

Sheena is in the process of obtaining her LLM Degree in Family Law and will be focusing specifically on the rights of fathers of children born out of wedlock in her dissertation.

During her articles, Sheena’s passion for Family Law grew along with an interest in Labour and Criminal Law. She gained further experience as a Senior Associate at SN (Sam Niselow) Attorneys in Woodmead, before deciding to start her own practice.

Sheena, being a wife and mother herself, understands the human element present in all legal disputes and always aims to be sensitive to the emotions and fears of her clients as well as opponents, whilst still remaining objective and thinking clearly and strategically when the client is unable or unwilling to do so.

Sheena believes in obtaining the best result possible for her clients, as quickly and efficiently as possible and with as little emotional trauma as possible.