Sonjia is a Legal Director in the Financial Services Disputes & Investigations team.

She has worked at TLT since 2018 but has over 10 years’ experience in working for banks and other financial services providers.

Sonjia specialises in financial services disputes and particularly those connected to secured lending. She has a particular specialism in complex repossessions, security issues/title rectification work and recoveries, whether against the original debtor or third parties such as solicitors. She also has a background in general commercial litigation which bolsters her litigation experience.

Sonjia gained further exposure to a lender’s perspective having recently undertaken a full time secondment in the legal department of major clearing bank, with a specific focus on supporting their collections and recoveries arm.

Jurisdiction: England & Wales

Recent experience

  • Acting for major Bank in defending a claim brought by Customers to challenge the SVR applied to their account, which was of particular sensitivity to the client in the current climate.

  • Acting for major Bank in a claim brought by a Customer to challenge the validity of their mortgage as a result of its securitisation; securing a summary disposal of such claim.

  • Acting for a major Bank in a complex and highly sensitive repossession in relation to a property which had already been acquired by the proprietor as a result of a fraud committed by a family member.