Mr Nicholas De Freitas > Duncan Lewis Solicitors > Harrow, England > Lawyer Profile

Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Suite 3d
79 College Road
Harrow
HA1 1BD
England

Work Department

Crime

Position

Nicholas De Freitas is a director in the criminal defence department at Duncan Lewis Solicitors. He is a Higher Courts Advocate and has experience in handling wide range of areas from motoring law offences to murder cases. He has particular expertise in dealing with violent offences and has also handled cases involving sexual offences including rape and sexual assault. He has been Junior Counsel in multiple murder cases and in complex fraud trials. 

Nicholas is both police station accredited meaning he can assist and advice clients at the police station, and he is also a Duty Qualified Solicitor, evidence of his high level of knowledge, skill, experience and practice in the area of criminal litigation. His work primarily consists of Crown Court matters and he also has experience representing in the Court of Appeal.

Nicholas assists a variety of clients in a wide range of matters, providing clear advice and ensuring they are supported throughout their case. He assists clients on both a private fee basis and on legal aid.

Career

Nicholas joined Duncan Lewis in January 2018 as a partner-level director.

Education

Nicholas obtained his LPC from the College of Law and his LLM in Criminal Litigation from Inns of Court School of Law. Additionally, he has a BA in Law and Economics with a year in Europe from Leicester University.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

Duncan Lewis Solicitors brings ‘excellent client service’ to a broad range of serious crime issues including sexual offences, drug crimes and murders. The department is experienced working with child defendants, and act on complex matters involving county line groups. Rubin Italia has extensive knowledge of public law and immigration, Hardeep Dhaliwal specialises in criminal fraud, and Nicholas De Freitas covers violent crimes extending from rape and sexual assault to motoring offences. Associate Olivia Amy Rose is another key member of the team.

South East > Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud

With an office in Harrow, Duncan Lewis Solicitors has seen a steep increase in county line drugs cases and modern slavery defence work, which has led to a niche in this area. More widely, the team is instructed on a variety of serious criminal matters and gang-related crimes. Rubin Italia and Nicholas De Freitas lead the team, and consultant solicitor Simon Connolly is an ‘absolute star on confiscation law‘.