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Sona Shah

Real Estate finance & Banking
Practice areas:
Expertise includes:
  • Bridging & Development Loans
  • Refinancing
  • Secured Lending
Sona Says:
"I like to understand clients' needs and deliver a commercial approach through developing a personal relationship."

Meet Sona

Sona Shah joined Lawrence Stephens as a Trainee Solicitor in 2019 and qualified into the Real Estate Finance & Banking team in September 2021. She is now an Associate at LS.

Sona is experienced in completing banking and development loans, working from both the secured lending and banking side of transactions.  Sona works with a number of clients from financial institutions, including bridging lenders and borrowers.  Also, Sona works with residential and commercial clients, assisting them with high-value refinances, disposals and acquisitions.

Sports play a big role in Sona’s life, having first taken up Netball more than 10 years ago.  Most weekends Sona can be found on the court testing her skills as centre.  Sona has an innate passion for music and dance.  As an Indian classical dancer and pianist, she has performed at the Novello Theatre in the West End and at the Royal Albert Hall for more than 2,000 people.  And if you think that there couldn’t be any further strings to her bow, Sona also happens to speak two second languages – Gujarati and Spanish.

Experience highlights 

  • Acted for specialist lender’s Structured Finance team to complete the refinance of 9 commercial and residential properties with a loan of £2.8m.
  • Completed a refinance of ten buy to let properties with a loan in excess of £3m and ten separate loan offers.
  • Assisted in the completion of a £6.5m acquisition loan for multiple mixed-use properties for an existing client of a Bank.

“Sona is simply fantastic! Her warm and personal touch goes such a long way in all transactions, we always recommend buyers and sellers to Sona and want to thank her for her continued support always through all of our transactions. There have been many a sale where we feel most solicitors would’ve given up, however, Sona came with solutions and got them through for us, which makes the world of difference! Please keep up the great work!”

Joseph Scott

“Sona has acted for UTB’s Structured Finance Team on many transactions, often involving complex borrowing arrangements and legal structures. She is one of our trusted partners for delivering fast solutions to our borrower base."

Adam Ware, United Trust Bank