Rubina is a Senior Associate in the regulatory team within the business crime and compliance team, mainly handling the defence of primarily Health and Safety related prosecutions involving allegations of breaches of Health and Safety legislation.

With a background of experience in dealing with both employers and public liability claims on behalf of Defendants, Rubina previously represented the Health and Safety Executive in prosecutions and trained HSE Inspectors on health and safety law.  She regularly deals with cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal and acted in a landmark case in the House of Lords on the PUWER Regulations in 2009 on behalf of a Local Authority.

Rubina currently advises clients in relation to a wide range of regulatory matters ranging from providing advice on discrete areas of regulatory law to dealing with all stages of prosecutions from commencement to trial/sentencing.  Rubina has experience in defending prosecutions arising in a variety of sectors, particularly transport and retail including prosecutions arising from incidents causing injuries of maximum severity and fatalities. Rubina is also currently acting for regulatory bodies in prosecutions they are conducting in relation to breaches of maritime legislation, following a fatality on a ferry, and navigation byelaws for failing to license vessels.

Rubina also has experience of working on major public inquiries, and inquests of national importance, recently dealing with the inquiry into the Grenfell tower fire and the inquests into the Croydon tram crash which occurred in 2016. Last year, Rubina completed 30 years of working at Shoosmiths. 

Rubina qualified in 1985 and became an Associate in 1992, subsequently becoming a Senior Associate.


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