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Band 3

Crime

London (Bar)

3 Years Ranked

3

Band 3

Financial Crime

London (Bar)

10 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Adam Kane KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

FRAUD AND FINANCIAL CRIME

Adam Kane KC is a leading Silk and specialist in white-collar crime. He acts for company directors, entrepreneurs, lawyers and accountants, senior bank officials, financial advisors, medical professionals and investigators in heavy and high-profile proceedings predominantly brought by the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority and HMRC. He has particular expertise in investment fraud, and dealing with legal and accounting professionals, and a wealth of experience defending in cases of financial-market abuse. He advises and appears in high-profile bribery, corruption and ‘misconduct in public office’ cases. He represented the turnaround consultancy accountant in HBOS, the chief engineer at Harrods in the Royal Household corruption case, and acted at first instance and on appeal for the cartel organiser in the Marine-Hose case (the first prosecution of Cartel Offending under the Enterprise Act).

Current cases include an insider trading conspiracy (short trading of placings wall-crossed to London Institutional Investor), a £15 million tax evasion scheme by officers of an AIM listed company, a £20 million VAT-offset fraud within a group trading metals, electronics and VOIP minutes, and a company director charged in a £21 million fashion industry fraud. Most recent cases include a solicitor acquitted of all counts in a £10 million property development fraud, and a solicitor acquitted of a £5 million wealth-management and trust fraud.

HOMICIDE

Adam Kane KC has a nationwide practise as a defence specialist in homicide. In addition to organised crime and gangland killings, he has particular experience defending very young (13, 14 and 16 year-olds recently) and otherwise vulnerable people charged with murder, with all the sensitivities as to witnesses, intermediaries and anonymity these cases involve. He also acts in gross negligence and corporate manslaughter cases complimentary to his fraud expertise.

ASSET PROTECTION

Adam Kane KC has been involved in testing, at first instance and appellate levels, the threats to assets posed by criminal investigations since the early days of Drug Trafficking Offences Act and Criminal Justice Act 1989. He advises and appears for respondents to pre-action restraint proceedings in the Crown and High Courts, in the variation and discharge of extant restraint orders, in confiscation proceedings, and in the adequacy and enforcement of confiscation orders. His core clientele are the subjects of investigations, and criminal defendants, but he also acts for interested parties to pre-charge and confiscation stage proceedings. He brings his forensic expertise in fraud, and knowledge and experience of organised crime, to asset portfolios often valued in the millions and overseas assets with jurisdictional issues.

Career

Called: 1993, Grays Inn

QC: 2015

Education

BA (Oxon), CPE

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