Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Crime Department

Thames Valley
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Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ criminal defence department is renowned for its well prepared, high quality work. With lawyers based across England and Wales, the department’s case building excellence is based on sound knowledge of the criminal justice system and the ability to assemble first-rate evidence and documentation. The Harrow based team, led by directors Rubin Italia and Nicholas De Freitas, is comprised of police station representatives and Higher Courts Advocates, representing clients from the police station through to the Crown Court.

The team has a significant practice defending clients in serious and complex criminal cases, particularly gang related serious crime, murder, and drugs importations. Their defence expertise extends to motoring law offences; fraud; cases of sexual abuse, including rape; violent crime; and terrorism. The team also has niche expertise in licencing regulations, frequently defending breaches of HMO licence charges, breaches of noise abatement notices, and breaches of food safety and hygiene charges.

The team represents a wide range of clientele, with particular expertise in representing minor defendants and those with significant mental health problems in insanity defence cases.

The team is involved in representing clients as part of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry as part of Duncan Lewis’ cross-departmental involvement in the inquiry, representing core participants.

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Barker, Linda

Connolly, Simon

De Freitas, Nicholas

Grant, Laurence

Italia, Rubin

Miah, Jiban