Profile: Sonehal Kooner

Sonehal Kooner - Solicitor

Sonehal is a very experienced litigation lawyer who acts for clients across a range of matters spanning all forms of civil and commercial litigation.

Over the course of his career, Sonehal has acted on behalf of and advised lay individuals, SMEs, professional sports clubs and athletes, many government departments (including the Ministry of Justice, Office of the Public Guardian, HMPPS, and the Probation Service), and some of the largest insurers, their insured, along with other defence organisations and major institutions.

He has a particular specialism in acting for Claimants and Defendants in high-value, complex matters across all disciplines of sport (contracts, disciplinaries, discrimination, player ownership, transfers), construction and engineering disputes (extensions of time, loss and expense, termination, defects, professional negligence), claims involving the Human Rights Act 1998, data breach claims, claims involving false imprisonment, inquests, and personal injury and clinical negligence claims (birth injuries, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, complex fractures, loss of limbs and amputations, sports injuries).

Sonehal’s other expertise lie in legal costs where his skills place him in a strong position during negotiations with his opponents throughout the course of litigation and particularly at CCMC's and other hearings.

Having studied Law in both England and Italy, he continues to maintain a considerable portfolio of cross-jurisdictional work and regularly receives instructions from clients outside of England and Wales.

Sonehal always aims to offer a personal service to his clients and considers offering simple advice in a calm and sympathetic manner as important traits for any lawyer. He considers one of his greatest qualities to be his ability to provide the same excellent service to all of his clients, irrespective of their background or financial means. He feels just as comfortable advising a large multi-national company as he does a local high street business or single-parent. He prides himself on being a formidable opponent with an eye for detail and someone who never stops fighting for his clients; particularly when so many of them often find themselves in difficult, stressful and, occasionally, life-changing situations.

His broad and wide-ranging experience inevitably allows him to appreciate and understand the needs of both his clients and his opponents, which often leads to a successful resolution of a matter without the need to resort to litigation on many occasions. He has an impeccable record of resolving disputes quickly, cost-effectively, and with great success for his clients.

Sonehal was chosen as one of the faces of the Law Society's 2017 and 2018 brand campaigns to promote the solicitor profession. He was also the Warwickshire Law Society's runner-up for Young Lawyer of the Year in 2018. Immediately prior to joining Barretts Law, Sonehal was an Associate Director at his previous firm and has held senior leadership roles throughout his career.

Away from work, Sonehal is an enthusiastic advocate for helping his local community and spends a great deal of time on charitable causes close to his heart. He is also passionate about helping children and young adults in any way possible. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Success for All Educational Trust and continues to mentor a handful of school and university students each year.

In his spare time, Sonehal enjoys the simple things in life, particularly spending time outdoors with his closest friends and family.

Client Testimonials

“Sonehal has been excellent with his professional advice and makes a lot of effort to make his clients feel comfortable. Definitely recommend.” DS – former client.

“I cannot praise Sonehal enough, I approached him with a very sensitive matter that required urgent assistance and he made time changing his schedule to help us. We will be referring all future matters to him.” Amnesty Solicitors – former client

“I reached out for some help with a litigation issue that was causing a lot of stress. Sonehal Kooner called, listened to my issue and was able to explain my options in a very clear, calm and straightforward manner (which was a huge relief, given my levels of stress about the issue). With Mr Kooner’s help, we were able to bring the issue to a satisfactory close. All the communication with Mr Kooner was really clear and I wasn’t baffled by legalese at any point. He laid out the options, terms and pricing in plain easy-to-understand language. He helped me deal with a very unpleasant legal situation in a manner that was clear, professional and honest. I hope I’m never in a similar situation again – but if I am, I know who to call!” MR – former client

“Sonehal was very helpful and knowledgeable about his subject. Well worth the cost. A nice guy to work with. Definitely recommend him with all aspects of law.” TK – former client