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Sumal Fernando

Commercial and dispute advisory

Profile

Sumal has over 40 years’ experience as a UK solicitor and higher-rights advocate.  He ran his own very successful law firm for over 30 years with a dedicated 35-member team specialising in commercial law, property, employment and crime.  He has proven expertise in developing and managing new client relationships and has built sustainable books of business across international and UK domestic legal markets. Sumal has supported many small to medium sized companies with diverse commercial portfolios as well as advising on export and trade-finance negotiations and supporting clients with investment opportunities both UK inbound and outbound across Asia.

Sumal was a DTI trade delegate on multiple international trips and is an active lobbyist through his connections at British Chambers, Business link, Federation of Small Business, the IOD and the CBI.  He qualified as a Sri Lankan attorney in 1972 and as an English solicitor in 1977.

Expertise

  • Business advisory
  • Complex crime and business crime
  • Contracts
  • Cross border investment and M&A
  • International trade
  • Real estate
  • Transport, Waste Management, Lands and Employment Tribunals

Work History

  • 2019: Joined Peregrine Law
  • 2003: Solicitor Advocate, England
  • 1980-2011: Principal & Chairman, Sumal Creasey Solicitors
  • 1977: Solicitor, England and Wales
  • 1972: Attorney at Law, Sri Lanka
  • 1970: Justice of Peace, Sri Lanka
  • 1969: Proctor and Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka