Ms Sobashni De Silva > Duncan Lewis Solicitors > Harrow, England > Lawyer Profile

Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Suite 3d
79 College Road
Harrow
HA1 1BD
England

Work Department

Civil Litigation

Position

Sobashni is a director in the litigation department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors. She litigates across a broad range of areas including professional negligence, banking disputes, builders’ disputes, defamation, contractual disputes, civil fraud, misrepresentation claims, and international cross-border litigation.

Sobashni has over ten years’ experience dealing with high-net-worth clients that include individuals, PLCs, SMEs, pharmaceutical companies, homecare companies and unincorporated associations. Her areas of expertise encompass contract and tort actions and a wide range of disputes including: corporate and company disputes; shareholder disputes; partnership disputes; debt recovery claims; and cross-border litigation. Sobashni handles commercial matters as well as professional negligence, defamation and selected employment disputes. She has obtained formidable success through strategy and technical awareness with considerable experience in settling claims using alternative dispute resolution through negotiations, mediation and conciliation.

Sobashni has extensive experience in the High Court and the County Courts litigating numerous matters. She recently advised a client on a complex £300m High Court litigation involving international law.

She encourages ADR throughout proceedings and regularly settles claims through extensive negotiations, mediation, and conciliation.

Career

Sobashni qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and joined Duncan Lewis in 2014. She was appointed a partner-level director in the litigation department in 2015.

Memberships

Sobashni is a member of the Law Society and the Law Society’s International Panel.

Education

Sobashni qualified with an LLB (Hons) from University of London, obtained a first class at Attorneys at Law and was called to the Bar in 2002 (Ceylon). Sobashni cross-qualified through BPP Law School and was admitted as a solicitor in 2005.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Professional negligence

Duncan Lewis Solicitors advises on negligence claims being made against those working in professions including law, construction and engineering, advising a range of high-net worth individuals, vulnerable individuals, businesses and charities.  Sobashni De Silva and Anthony Okumah co-lead the team, both of whom have expertise in dispute resolution.

London > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

The debt recovery department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors is particularly known for representing claimants and defendants in matters against rogue lenders and financial institutions. The team is notably strong in claims against financial advisers, with it having expertise in banking litigation, data protection and disputes between financial advisers and individual investors. In addition, the firm handles high-value debt claims for both companies and individuals during bankruptcy proceedings, where Anthony Okumah has longstanding experience. He co-heads the practice with Sobashni De Silva.

South East > Insurance > Professional negligence

Duncan Lewis Solicitors acts on complex and high-value claims for both private clients and companies on the full range of professional negligence issues. Notably, the team has extensive experience with vulnerable individuals with mental health conditions, as well as assisting in professional negligence claims against legal, financial, and engineering professionals. Team co-director Sobashni De Silva represents clients on claims such as negligent misstatement, working with co-director Anthony Okumah in Harrow.

South East > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

Known for representing claimants and defendants, Duncan Lewis Solicitors focuses primarily on defending corporate and individual debtors against recovery actions, handling asset freezing orders and fraud litigation. Commercial litigator Sobashni De Silva stands out for her strong track record in defending clients against repossession claims. She is also well-regarded for her niche expertise in cross-border debt recovery, with a focus on the Middle East. Anthony Okumah has a wealth of experience in insolvency and bankruptcy litigation, as well as winding-up claims and general debt recovery mandates.

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Duncan Lewis Solicitors advises both companies and private individuals on a range of commercial disputes, often involving multiple jurisdictions. The team has also expanded into fraud-related financial disputes, defending claims by financial institutions and lenders. Director Sobashni De Silva has experience in civil fraud, commercial debt recovery and shareholder disputes, while director Anthony Okumah deals with professional negligence claims, as well as insolvency and property litigation matters.