Ms Sobashni De Silva > Duncan Lewis Solicitors > Harrow, England > Lawyer Profile
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Ms Sobashni De Silva
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.
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.
Sobashni is a member of the Law Society and the Law Society’s International Panel.
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.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors has a strong focus on claims against solicitors who are alleged to have given negligent advice regarding property disputes. Directors Anthony Okumah and Sobashni De Silva lead on many of these cases, each being members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, bringing with them over a decade of experience. They are supported by associate Kulwant Sokhal, who works largely on financial disputes.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors, based in Harrow, represents both claimants and defendants and handles mandates relating to recovery actions, asset freezing orders and fraud litigation. ‘Business-savvy commercial litigator‘ and practice co-head Anthony Okumah has a wealth of experience in insolvency and bankruptcy litigation, emblematic of the team’s deep bench in claims against financial advisers. Dispute resolution expert Sobashni De Silva also co-heads the team.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors represents a range of different clients in commercial disputes including PLCs, SMEs, financial institutions, government authorities and foreign parties. The firm acts for both claimants and defendants and has developed a specialism for fraud related and financial matters. Civil fraud expert Sobashni De Silva co-heads the practice with Anthony Okumah who handles negligence and property matters.
The debt recovery practice at Duncan Lewis Solicitors sits within the firm’s litigation group and handles claimant and defender side actions against financial institutions and fraudsters. The group is jointly managed by commercial litigators Anthony Okumah and Sobashni De Silva, who specialises in cross-border jurisdiction claims and receives instructions from the Middle East. Areas of activity include insolvency matters, including bankruptcy and winding up proceedings, banking litigation and enforcement actions. The team strengthened its bench at the associate level with the hire of civil litigator Oliver Subhedar from Hill Dickinson LLP.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors handles a variety of complex claims, with a focus on supporting vulnerable clients in cases of solicitors negligence. The firm also acts in claims against legal, construction and engineering and financial professionals. Sobashni De Silva has over fifteen years’ experience of representing a diverse clientele in a range of claims, while Anthony Okumah also has expertise in claims against legal and financial professionals.
- Debt recovery - South East > Dispute resolution
- Professional negligence - South East > Insurance
- Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx - South East > Dispute resolution
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant
- Real estate > Social housing
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate