Duncan Lewis' "outstanding" Commercial Litigation team "exhibits expertise in the defence of claims by rogue lenders, with particular emphasis on cross-border claims." The Legal 500 UK 2024 directory praises the Litigation team for their "extensive knowledge" in assisting "corporates, charities and high-net-worth individuals with civil fraud, defamation, and contractual disputes, and professional negligence claims".Legal 500 2024 Edition.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors 'heavyweight' civil litigation practice 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.Legal 500 2023 Edition.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors' "stand out" commercial dispute resolution team are recommended for their "high standard of professionalism" and for "going above and beyond" to help their clients resolve their commercial disputes. The team are "excellent with clients" and are able to "cut through the trickiest of instructions to produce clear and focused briefs". The group "react fast to requests" and "always delightful to work with".Legal 500 2023 Edition.
Duncan Lewis' professional negligence team has an "excellent ability to work in a cross disciplinary fashion". They have 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, bringing with them over a decade of experience. The "incredibly responsive" team "don't let anything slip through the gaps".Legal 500 2023 Edition.
“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.”Legal 500 2022 Edition.
“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.”Legal 500 2022 Edition.
Duncan Lewis is one of the leading solicitors in England and Wales offering expert litigation and alternative dispute resolution services.
Civil cases often go through the procedure of alternative dispute resolution to try and reach settlement at an early stage of the case to prevent costly court action.
Alternative dispute resolution is beneficial to both parties and also prevents unnecessary court cases, some of which can continue for years and can cost all the parties involved a great deal of expense and stress.
Duncan Lewis has acknowledged expertise in advising corporate clients on litigation matters – as well as advising private individuals in cases where litigation might be an option.
Regardless of the matter under dispute, it is crucial to seek advice at an early stage of a dispute from a law firm with a successful track record in litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Duncan Lewis litigation solicitors regularly handle claims at the County Court – as well as high-value claims at the High Court, the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal. The Duncan Lewis litigation team often acts in reported cases in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Duncan Lewis offers in-house alternative dispute resolution services to both corporate clients and private individuals – and our litigation team believes in securing the best outcome for our clients.
Sometimes, it may not be possible to resolve a matter through alternative dispute resolution – and in such cases, we will take swift action to protect our client’s interests and offer the best representation for any court action.
When facing litigation, clients need to be confident their legal team has the edge – often there is not only a financial interest to protect, but also potentially a client’s future.
Resolution is possible at any stage of a case – and the court encourages this.
While preparing for a court hearing, Duncan Lewis will continue working on behalf of a client to resolve the matter out of court, if possible – our litigation team understands this is often in the client’s best interests.
No one really wants to be subjected to a costly and stressful court case – and whether a client is a major corporation, an SME, or a private individual, Duncan Lewis litigation lawyers treat each claim with the same care and tenacity, with a view to achieving the quickest and most cost-effective solution for the client.
Duncan Lewis Litigation Department – Areas of Law
Duncan Lewis solicitors handle most areas of law – and have in house experts able to advise on any litigation matter, as well as being able to call on the expertise of leading barristers and expert witnesses.
The Duncan Lewis Litigation Department’s key areas of practice are:
Duncan Lewis litigation solicitors would also be happy to advise on a matter involving any other area of law.
To discuss your litigation matter in confidence, call Duncan Lewis Litigation Solicitors on 0333 772 0409.