Sheena Mahaffey joins the Criminal team at HHD solicitors

HHD solicitors are delighted to announce further expansion within their Criminal Department. Sheena Mahaffey, an Advanced Solicitor Advocate joins the team alongside Matt Higgins, John O’Kelly and Charlene Dempsey.

Sheena graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a Bachelor of Laws in 1990. She won a scholarship from Queen’s University Belfast to attend Queen’s University Canada where she graduated in 1991 with a Master of Laws in Comparative Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence. Her thesis examined the issue of admissibility of confession evidence in criminal trials. Sheena has a long standing interest in criminal law and justice.

Sheena was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1992 and practiced as a barrister for 24 years specialising in criminal law, family law and civil law. She acted as a court prosecutor in criminal matters for 17 years.  Sheena spent a number of years in government legal services before joining the criminal defence team at HHD solicitors in January 2020.

Matt Higgins, Partner at HHD solicitors confirms that “Sheena’s breadth of knowledge in criminal matters and considerable experience inside a criminal court room will be of great benefit to our clients. Sheena is a welcome addition to our growing criminal department and our legal team.”