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Director/Solicitor Advocate: Rubin Italia is a highly-regarded lawyer specialising in criminal defence for road traffic offences, murder, rape, and serious crimes including large-scale drug conspiracies, immigration-related crimes, and contested extradition cases involving Class 1 and 2 countries.

His fraud practice involves defending cases prosecuted by multiple entities including the NCA, HMRC, DWP, and Trading Standards, and focuses on immigration-related fraud, ‘cuckoo smurfing’ money laundering cases, high-value confiscation proceedings and benefit/tax fraud matters.

His notable cases include one of the largest cases of fraud in UK history involving allegations of a price-fixing cartel by various drug companies supplying the NHS. He was involved in Operation Overt, one of the longest running and largest terrorist trials in the UK, involving a conspiracy to detonate bombs on transatlantic planes. Rubin has also advised and represented a solicitor convicted of fraud, halving his sentence at the Court of Appeal. He is currently representing a number of core participants involved in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.


Rubin qualified in 2001, became a Higher Court Advocate in 2007, and joined Duncan Lewis in 2008.

Professional Memberships

Rubin is a member of the Law Society, LCCSA, and The Fraud Lawyers Association. He is a mentor for the National Mentoring Scheme.