Sushma has a broad commercial practice with a particular emphasis on insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, shipping and international trade, and international arbitration.

Sushma has been instructed in a wide variety of commercial disputes both as sole counsel and as a junior.  Sushma has appeared in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Commercial Court, county courts and in many international arbitrations (including LMAA, LCIA, ICC, ARIAS, SIAC and Bermuda Form arbitrations).  She has undertaken advocacy on her own in many of these forums, including successfully appearing against counsel more senior than her.  Sushma also often works as part of a wider counsel team in complex commercial disputes leading to lengthy trials.

Sushma’s highlighted cases include the 2020 COVID-19 business interruption test case (at first instance and in the Supreme Court) brought by the FCA against eight insurers, including Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc and MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd (Sushma’s clients); Ferster v Ferster [2016] EWCA Civ 717, a case concerned with the unambiguous impropriety exception to without prejudice privilege; and Involnert Management v Aprilgrange Limited [2015] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 289, a multi-million euro professional negligence claim in the Commercial Court concerned with the insurance of a super yacht.

Sushma was called to the Singapore Bar in February 2015.  She is ranked in the Legal 500 in Insurance & Reinsurance, International Arbitration, Professional Negligence, Shipping and Commodities. In October 2010 Sushma was cited by Legal Week as one of the “Stars at the Bar”.

Sushma also accepts arbitration appointments. She has acted as an arbitrator appointed by the LCIA Court.  She is also on the panel of arbitrators for the Lloyd’s Arbitration Scheme, Tiers 1 and 2.