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.
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”.