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Sahana Jayakumar

Call 2014


Sahana acts in a variety of commercial cases involving sale of goods, supply of services, the enforcement of guarantees, financial agreements, and company matters. Sahana has particular experience of the enforcement of commercial debts and obtaining charging orders, orders for sale and possession of property on behalf of lenders.

Selected Cases

  • Acting as junior counsel and drafting a defence to a £14 million claim in deceit, negligent misrepresentation breach of warranty in relation to the sale of a company.
  • Acting on behalf of a variety of businesses in claims for unpaid fees in consumer and business contracts.
  • Acting for lenders in disputes arising out of factoring agreements, bridging finance agreements, and contracts of guarantee.
  • Acting on behalf of a Claimant in a claim for breach of a contractual obligation of good faith and fidelity and breaches of fiduciary duty towards an employer.
  • Advising on a potential defence of undue influence in relation to an unlimited contract of guarantee.
  • Acting in relation to a shareholders’ dispute concerning whether shares held by a director were held on trust for his brother and mother.
  • Advising on the merits of a claim for breach of contract against a bailee, in circumstances where the bailee was said to have improperly appropriated payments by the bailor towards particular debts.
  • Acting on behalf of a lender in relation to a claim under s.75 Consumer Credit Act 1974 involving allegations of fraud and misrepresentation against a company purporting to offer the claimants a time share in Spain.
  • Advising on whether the cashing of a cheque accompanying an offer to settle a claim constituted binding acceptance of the settlement offer, or whether the cheque could be accepted as part payment for the full sum claimed.
  • Acting in a two-day trial for the recovery of sums due under a loan agreement in circumstances where it was alleged that the sums had already been repaid as part of a compromise agreement in separate TLATA 1996 proceedings.
  • Advising on an application for an injunction and the appointment of an equitable receiver to prevent a judgment debtor from dissipating sums in breach of a final charging order.
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  • Norman Tapp Memorial Prize, Grays Inn
  • Internship Award, Grays Inn
  • Pegasus Scholarship, Inner Temple
  • Jonathan Brock QC Memorial Prize, Runner-up, LCLBA – “Forum non conveniens: Is Spiliada still fit for purpose or holed below the water-line?
  • International Professional and Legal Development Grant 2019, Bar Council


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  • LLM International Dispute Resolution, Queen Mary University of London (ongoing)
  • MA Law with French Law, Christ Church, University of Oxford.
  • Certificat Supérieur de Droit Français et Européen (ERASMUS Scholar), Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)
  • BPTC, BPP University


  • Professional working French
  • Intermediate spoken Kannada
  • Basic Spanish
  • Basic Hindi


  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group
  • Society of Construction Law

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