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Caroline Mugova , Duncan Lewis , Crime Solicitor , Harrow

Caroline Mugova


Profile / Experience

I am a Criminal Defence Solicitor at Duncan Lewis and I am based in the Harrow office.

I am experienced in taking on both publicly funded and private clients. I handle matters which include motoring/driving related offences, common assault, matters relating to serious sexual offences including rape and historic sexual offences, and domestic violence. I represent clients in matters relating to burglary and theft and I have vast experience dealing with common assault matters, actual bodily harm, and have the relevant knowledge and experience to handle cases of grievous bodily harm. My additional expertise includes; possession of illegal substances, possession of offensive weapons, conspiracy, and criminal damage. I also specialise in areas involving offences of dishonesty such as high-value and low-value fraud, including VAT tax fraud, fraud by false representation and perjury. I have specialist knowledge in benefit fraud matters having represented a number of clients where the over-payment values were in excess of £100,000.

I endeavour to achieve excellent results for my clients. I handle all my cases with utmost diligence and efficiency, I work effectively and tirelessly under extreme time constraints to ensure that my clients receive fair justice. I am a police station probationary representative and I carry out this role with diligence and efficiency. I remain resolute and determined to protect the most vulnerable, representing a considerable number of clients with mental health issues who request intermediaries at court. I use experts at court, such as intermediaries to facilitate support the vulnerable clients, as well as psychologists and psychiatrists to address issues regarding fitness to plead and fitness to stand trial.

I previously worked as a registered paediatric staff nurse, therefore I have considerable clinical knowledge which has proven valuable to some of my cases such as domestic violence, actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm and driving related offences. I posses high level of quality in my work and I have an excellent work ethic. I always work tirelessly to produce quality results in my clients' cases, whilst producing high quality client care.

I am always available to contact by email or phone.


  • Law LLB (Hons) - University of Hertfordshire (2014), First Class Honours.
  • MA, LPC with Business - BPP Law School
  • Graduated in Child Health Nursing - Middlesex University


  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors, 2015-present


  • "Thank you for all your hard work and all the support given to me Caroline. I wish you all the best and keep up the good work in defending those in need." - Client

Notable Cases

High Court
  • R v K (2017) - Rape Case; Isleworth Crown Court - I successfully used an intermediary at Court to assist my client as he was extremely vulnerable with high levels of anxiety. With the use of an expert psychiatrist I was able to use the expert report to successfully introduce the fact that my client suffered from suggestibility.My client was ultimately acquitted of rape, through my tireless efforts, we convinced the jury that the client was innocent through the use of expert knowledge.

  • R v N (2016) - Importation of Illegal Substances; Isleworth Crown Court - The client had been arrested at Heathrow Airport and charged with the importation of 4 kg of cocaine. In representing the client, I was able to question the satellite mobile analyses which the CPS adduced as evidence to suggest that my client was the main offender in the importation, while three co-defendants claimed that our client played the leading role in the crime.

  • R v H (2015) - High Value Benefit Fraud over £100,000.00; Harrow Crown Court - I represented the client in a high-value benefit fraud matter. The client was charged with fraud by false representation. The CPS were of the view that the client had defrauded three London Boroughs, namely Harrow Council, Westminster Council, and Barnet Council. The client provided false documents and information in completing housing benefits forms. I helped the client raise her defence, which regarded the authenticity of the signatures on the forms and possible claims of duress as her husband was a co-defendant in the matter.

  • R v K (2017) - Grievous Bodily Harm; Isleworth Crown Court - The client was acquitted of all charges by a unanimous jury at trial. The client and the co-defendant in this case had been approached by the victim. The CPS were prosecuting our client for causing grievous bodily harm. The client did not dispute the fact that he punched the victim in the head but argued self defence, which coincided with the events captured on the CCTV footage. The victim, unprovoked had continuously harassed and followed our client and the co-defendant. Our client had defended himself when the victim attempted to attack him. The victim was met with a major blow to the face and fell to the ground. The co-defendant had then attacked the victim whilst he lay on the ground, causing head injuries to the victim. This took place as our client attempted to stop the co-defendant from harming the victim further. The jury unanimously found the defendant not guilty and accepted his plea of self defence.

Membership & Accreditations

  • Police Station Probationary Representative


  • Travelling and discovering other cultures
  • Long walks
  • Tennis
  • I enjoy collecting coffee mugs as souvenirs from travel shops during my world travels from different countries
  • I like to empower others
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