Sonal has a strong defence practice in all areas of serious crime. She’s been described by many, Judges, Colleagues and Solicitors, as an advocate with natural flair for advocacy, as a practitioner that is tenacious and hard working, and as someone that has sound judgement used to make good tactical decisions.


Sonal has, in recent times, been involved in a number of high profile East Midlands cases including the case of a defendant charged with the murder of her two children, and a defendant charged with rape as part of an extensive police operation involving numerous defendants and victims – this case in its entirety lasted nearly a year.

Sonal has defended a number of police officers that have been charged with a variety of offences. She has also carried out Police Federation work where officers she has defended have requested her continued services.


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Sonal also carries out private work for those charged with serious crime and also those charged with a multitude of offences that are tried in various Magistrates Courts.

She has been published for a number of years in Chambers a Guide to the Legal Profession as a ‘leading junior’. The last entry in this publication noted; “Sonal Ahya has excellent negotiating skills and is ideal for demanding clients who require a tough representative who can talk on their level. She wins strong market approval”.

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