Managing Partner: Hamraj Kang
Senior Partner: Hamraj Kang
Number of partners: 1
Number of assistant solicitors: 13
Number of other fee-earners: 4
Financial Crime/Fraud: Hamraj Kang
HMRC Tax Investigations: Hamraj Kang, John Veale, Tim Thompson
Asset Recovery/POCA: John Veale, Tim Thompson
Regulatory: John Veale
Sports Law & Management: Michael Carney
Crime & Motoring: Hamraj Kang, Sukhdip
THE FIRM Kangs Solicitors is a leading national firm in the areas of serious crime, business crime/white collar fraud, HMRC tax investigations and regulatory defence. The firm was established in 1997 and has offices in the City of London, Birmingham and Manchester.
Kangs Solicitors is considered the go-to firm for professionals, particularly fellow solicitors, facing criminal investigation, with all fraud and criminal representation provided to clients under the guidance of the senior partner Hamraj Kang, who has been consistently ranked as a leading individual in the most prestigious legal directories in recent years. The paramount objective of Kangs Solicitors is to provide first-class advice and representation to defend each clients’ best interests.
The firm is experienced in conducting the most serious and high-profile criminal and criminal fraud cases with many of the cases having a significant international dimension necessitating work in overseas jurisdictions. The firm is particularly known for its serious and corporate fraud work. There are few solicitors nationally who can match Hamraj Kang’s experience of complex multi–million pound VAT and MTIC fraud cases as he has been instructed in relation to over 50 such cases in recent years. The firm is highly regarded by its peers, counsel and the judiciary, and many of the firm’s cases have been reported widely in the press.
PRINCIPLE AREAS OF WORK
Financial Crime/Fraud: Kangs is one of the leading white collar and business defence crime firms in the country led by Hamraj Kang who is widely recognised as a leading expert in the field of financial crime. The firm has an enviable record of success on behalf of its clients in fraud cases of all types. The aim is to fight hard for clients and achieve a winning outcome. The firm is particularly well regarded for complex fraud work involving direct and indirect tax including VAT, missing trader, insider dealing, market abuse, money laundering, boiler room, property fraud, bribery & corruption and regulatory cases. The work is complex, often international and invariably involves dealing with large corporates as well as individuals such as senior company executives. Kangs is regularly instructed to defend investigations and prosecutions by agencies such as the SFO, HMRC, FCA, NCA, City of London Police and numerous regional Police Economic Crime & Fraud Teams.
HMRC Tax Investigations:
Kangs acts for corporate bodies and private individuals in relation to HMRC criminal investigations and prosecutions as well as civil proceedings such as COP8 and COP9 investigations. Kangs is experienced in challenging tax assessments, effective negotiation of settlements and engaging with fellow tax professionals (accountants and counsel) to form the strongest possible team to withstand the wide-ranging powers of HMRC on behalf of clients.
Asset Recovery & POCA:
The firm has a specialist department conducting work in the areas of confiscation proceedings (POCA), cash seizure/forfeiture, asset recovery, property freezing orders, account freezing orders, civil recovery orders and restraint orders.
Kangs has a dedicated team of regulatory solicitors who defend cases brought by the Health & Safety Executive, the Environment Agency, Trading Standards, Environmental Health, Local Authorities, the Insolvency Service and the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) covering areas such as corporate manslaughter, fire safety, waste management/disposal, consumer fraud/safety, food safety and company director disqualification. The firm has extensive experience in providing representation in interview for both corporate and individual clients.
Sports Law & Management:
The firm provides an extensive service in sports law and management through its FA registered lawyers and is regularly instructed by leading professional football clubs in a wide array of matters as well as representing individual sports personnel in football, cricket and boxing.
Crime & Motoring:
Kangs Solicitors is one of the leading criminal defence firms in the country and has significant experience in defending a full range of serious and general criminal offences, from minor road traffic matters to serious offences such as murder, sexual allegations, drug trafficking, people trafficking, theft, kidnap and blackmail. A 24-hour rapid response team is available to deal with any matter at any time of the day or night. The service offered to clients is discreet with reputation management being paramount at all times.
Includes solicitors, accountants, surveyors, tax and insolvency professionals, financial advisers, city traders, medical professionals, major football clubs, PLCs, SMEs, insurance companies, high profile media/sports/ business personalities, HNW individuals and private individuals.