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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 was awarded a Pegasus Trust Scholarship in 2018 and spent 3 months in Dubai, split between the DIFC litigation department of a leading law firm and the registry of the DIFC Courts.

Selected Cases

  • Acting as junior counsel in a USD 5 million LCIA arbitration regarding the provision of services in Saudi Arabia.
  • Advising on issues relating to jurisdiction and conflicting dispute resolution clauses in successive commercial contracts.
  • 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 on behalf of a motor garage joined as a Part 20 Defendant under s.75 Consumer Credit Act 1974 in relation to a claim for breach of a contract to service a car engine.
  • 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.
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  • LLM International Dispute Resolution, Queen Mary University of London (ongoing)
  • BA (Hons) 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
  • 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, Bar Council
  • Rights of Audience in the Astana International Finance Centre Court, Kazakhstan


  • Fluent French
  • Basic Spanish, Hindi and Kannada


  • PBA
  • R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals

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