Sobashni De Silva

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Sobashni is a partner in the Commercial Litigation department based in the London office.

Sobashni is a highly experienced litigator and specialises in broad range of dispute resolution involving contractual disputes, banking and finance litigation, civil fraud, debt recovery, professional negligence.

Sobashni is a member of the Law Society and the Law Society’s International Panel and member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association.

Legal 500 testimonials describe Sobashni as “a shrewd adviser who understands end goals and keeps markers in a case.”; “remains a standout partner. Her collaborative approach is very much appreciated”; “star of the team. She’s not afraid to take brave decisions but remains grounded at all times; a reassuring presence.” “an outstanding professional and oversees her team with great skill.”\


  1. High value cross border litigation including contractual and intentional torts relating to multiple jurisdictions;
  2. Complex foreign enforcement proceedings;
  3. Representing Claimants in professional negligence cases against solicitors, barristers, surveyors, accountants, structural engineers etc
  4. Freezing injunctions involving high net worth individuals, company directors and foreign companies;  
  5. Issuing and defending jurisdictional challenges in litigation including applications for Forum Non Conveniens (FNC)
  6. Debt recovery including defending multi -million lending/repossession claims by “rogue” lenders;
  7. Multi-jurisdictional civil fraud proceedings and crypto fraud claims.
  8. Crypto litigation

Prior to joining JMW Sobashni was a director and head of Commercial Litigation at national firm - Duncan Lewis Solicitors (London).

Sobashni is ranked in the Legal 500- 2024 edition as a “Next Generation Partner in Dispute Resolution in London”. She is also recommended in the Legal 500 in 3 disciplines including Commercial Litigation, Professional Negligence and Debt Recovery.  

She graduated from the University of London with a law degree and is an Attorney at Law and a member of the Ceylon Bar.

Sobashni enjoys travelling, baking, dining, outdoor sports and going to the gym during her free time.