Professional title

Co-Founding Director and Senior Solicitor

Category of profession

Property Law


Shehani de Alwis is a Co-Founding Director of Gillen De Alwis Solicitors. Shehani has over 15 years’ experience specialising in real estate and both individual & corporate immigration. With an extensive background in residential and commercial real estate, she advises on all aspects of property work to include large-scale developments across the UK. With an extremely diverse and far reaching client base, Shehani has worked on a variety of property matters ranging from leases, lease extensions through to sale and purchase of properties for high-net worth individuals and has assisted in the management and development of their property portfolios.

In addition to property law Shehani is an outstanding business immigration lawyer, Shehani is a specialist in Tier 1 (entrepreneur) and Tier 2 (skilled migrants) visas and work permits. Over the past decade, she has provided clear strategic immigration advice consistently achieving successful results for her clients which has earned her an exceptional success rate. Clients have frequently remarked on her tenacity, approachability and dedication. Shehani works amongst a network of peers to provide property and immigration solutions for all our client’s needs. Prior to qualifying a solicitor in 2005, Shehani created and ran her own successful telemarketing company. With a marketing qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Leasehold Disputes
  • Property Litigation
  • Multi-Party Commercial Claims
  • Regulatory Proceedings
  • Construction- advice on post-completion defects liability and support arrangements
  • Construction, adjudication and arbitration services
  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts including those based on standard form documentation such as JCT, NEC, Orgalime and IET contracts
Who are we looking for
  • Small businesses
  • Landlords
  • Property developers
  • Estate agents
  • Mortgage advisors
Company website



0203 457 6400







Member since

Sep 2019


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Outstanding work ethic and attention to detail. No stress or anxiety regarding the process. Approachable and able to discuss any questions during the whole process.

Thomas Birtwistle

I highly recommend Gillen De Alwis Solicitors for a fast, reliable & excellent service. They have always handled our legal matters efficiently.


After trying lots of solicitors with no luck, a friend recommended Gillen De Alwis, my life was changed with the professional help I was given, very friendly and organised with warm welcome , best Solicitors around. I will always recommend them.

Toby Tembo

I just want to say that the service here was absolutely amazing with very quick professional responses and I would highly recommend and definitely use again .

Thuy Chu

Gillen De alwis solicitors provided an excellent service when they dealt with our mortgage. Our mortgage was very complicated And They sorted it out within 2 weeks. Thank you.

tilak kalawana

GDA were absolutely amazing in guiding me through my first property purchase. An incredibly professional service and thoroughly efficient. I highly recommend.

Alpa Desai