Sonny qualified to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2006.
Before joining Expatriate Law in 2014, Sonny trained and practised exclusively in Legal 500 rated central London law firms where he consistently achieved outstanding results for his clientele of professionals and entrepreneurs.
Sonny has 12 years’ experience working with (or successfully acting against) the leading lawyers in London’s best family law teams.
Although based in central London throughout the earlier years of his career, Sonny was instructed by clients who instructed him remotely from locations around the world. It was Sonny’s record of success in contested jurisdiction cases and his interest in cross-border family law which led to him joining Expatriate Law.
From 2014 to 2016 Sonny was seconded by Expatriate Law to work within Al Rowaad Advocates in Dubai. During that time Sonny worked closely with local UAE lawyers and Advocates and advised British expats in respect of the interaction between English law and UAE law.
Sonny is currently based in the London office of Expatriate Law where he acts for British expatriates worldwide and conducts their family proceedings through the English courts.
Throughout his career, Sonny has represented clients based in or with financial interests or connections to UK, Australia, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Canada, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Dubai, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Luxembourg, Mauritius, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa and USA.
Sonny has extensive experience dealing with the following matters: high net worth divorces, jurisdiction – domicile of origin and the acquisition or loss of a domicile of choice, choice of forum , financial provision after overseas divorce, recognition of foreign marriages and divorces, cross-border enforcement of financial orders, negotiating and drafting multiple jurisdiction prenuptial postnuptial and separation agreements, the relocation of children across international borders.
Sonny is a solutions-driven negotiator and is highly motivated by a desire to help his clients emerge from the legal process with their finances and their dignity intact – particularly where there are children involved. However, if reasonable agreement cannot be reached Sonny has extensive experience of conducting litigation in the London courts.
Sonny, I appreciate your frank and clear advice around this. Your focus on the human element of all of this has been reassuring. I do not want to approach this as a bitter point scoring exercise with winners and losers, it’s about making the best of a bad situation for our son.