Duncan Lewis Solicitors is pleased to announce the recent appointment of both Sobashni De Silva and Personal Injury Specialist Julie Leslie as a Directors of Litigation.
Sobashni de Silva joined Duncan Lewis November 2014 and has significant experience dealing with high value complex claims in the high court, acting for PLCs, SMEs, Pharmaceutical and Homecare Companies, unincorporated associations and high net-worth individuals. Sobashni’s 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. Prior to joining Duncan Lewis, Sobashni previously worked in the City and the West End as a commercial litigator.
As a Director of Litigation, Sobashni will continue to practice from the company’s London offices. She jointly leads a department that has a wide practice in all forms of dispute resolution and offers varied and appropriate private funding packages, such as no win no fee and damages based agreements, to suit all client’s needs. There is a niche focus on commercial litigation, claimant professional negligence work on behalf of individuals claiming negligence against legal (solicitors, barristers) and construction professionals (architects, surveyors); personal injury claims and clinical negligence. The company’s clinical negligence team act in claims for children and adults who have suffered profound and permanent brain, spinal or neurological injuries and associated disabilities as a consequence of failings in medical care in both NHS and private hospitals.
In addition, Immigration judicial review specialists Gabor Nagy and Seher Toguz have recently been appointed as Directors of Immigration. The company’s Family and Childcare team expands further with Sarah Jopling, Francis Clare (Tooting office) , Michelle Bird (Harrow office) and Misbah Ali (Lewisham office) all appointed as Directors of Family & Childcare. They are joined by Kathy Walker and Kirsty Richards as new Directors of Family & Childcare in the company’s new offices in Barnet and Croydon respectively. Cardiff based Housing and Social Welfare law expert Heather Iqbal Rayner has been appointed as a Director of Housing.