Mr Anthony Okumah > Duncan Lewis Solicitors > Harrow, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Civil Litigation

Position

Anthony is a director in the civil litigation department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors. He has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation and specialises in acting for claimants in negligence actions against solicitors, barristers and accountants. He has a strong practice in multi-jurisdiction matters.

Anthony also specialises in dispute resolution and uses a wide range of tools such as arbitration, mediation and litigation. He frequently handles insolvency matters that include bankruptcy, winding up proceedings, and applications to set aside transactions at undervalue. He has a particular interest in property litigation; and trust claims involving determination of beneficial ownership, contested probate claims and boundary disputes.

Career

Anthony qualified in 2005 and joined Duncan Lewis Solicitors in 2006. He has been a partner-level director at the firm since 2012. In 2020 he was awarded the International Advisory Expert Award for Civil Litigation at the IAE Awards.

Education

Anthony has an LLB (Hons) in Law and an LLM in Commercial Law.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Insurance > Professional negligence

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.

South East > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

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.

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

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.

London > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

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.

London > Insurance > Professional negligence

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.