Sonal Dashani
  • Sonal is excellent at mastering the facts of a case within a short timeframe.

    Legal 500 2021

  • Her rigorous analytical ability mean she is skilfully able to distil the core facts of complex fraud cases and both rationally analyse the salient facts and apply them to the task at hand.

    Legal 500 2021

  • She is adept at multi-tasking and has no difficulty at all in providing speedy, practical and decisive advice. Her written legal arguments are thorough, persuasive and eloquent.

    Legal 500 2021

  • A smooth cross-examiner.

    Legal 500 2020

  • Ranked as a Leader in Fraud: Crime in the Legal 500

    Legal 500 2020

Called 2002

Sonal Dashani

Barrister

Sonal is regularly instructed in a wide range of criminal defence work. Her current practice includes serious and complex frauds.

Sonal has extensive experience of appellate proceedings, acting on behalf of both appellant and the respondent.

She is a fearless advocate who is known for her meticulous preparation of cases. She is renowned for her client care and her ability to deal with vulnerable clients particularly through the use of intermediaries.

Sonal specialises in serious and complex fraud cases. She has substantial experience in money laundering, confiscation and enforcement proceedings and is on the specialist panel for the Proceeds of Crime.

As a result of her confiscation experience, she is regularly asked to assist the asset recovery unit set up in the Caribbean to train local judges and magistrates on confiscation proceedings and asset recovery.

Sonal can be instructed via the Direct Access scheme.

Articles

  • Apportionment in Confiscation Proceedings - the tide turns in the defendant's favour. An article on the impact of the Supreme Court judgment in the case of R v Ahmad & Others [2014] UKSC 36

Professional Associations

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Member of the Female Fraud Forum

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) Brunel University