“An excellent firm that is really well run, and is able to deal with high profile fraud matters. Nothing is ever not done”

Chambers & Partners

Winner of the Legal 500 - 'Criminal, Fraud & Licensing Law Firm of the Year 2019'

Serious Fraud | VAT & Tax Solicitors

Our Reputation  

Kangs Solicitors has been acting in high-profile white-collar crime investigations and prosecutions since 1997.

‘Noted expertise in SFO and HMRC cases. Extremely well-reputed for advising on high-value matters such as MTIC, POCA and property frauds.’

Chambers & Partners | 2020 Edition

Recognised as a national leader in the field of criminal fraud defence, we are proud of our reputation and:

Call Us For Advice

For over twenty years we have utilised our extensive resources, experience and skill to advise and represent clients in the largest fraud investigations and prosecutions.

Our team can be contacted for confidential advice and assistance as follows:

Our Experience

A proven track record of successfully defending white collar crime investigations and prosecutions by the major prosecuting authorities including:

  • HMRC | SFO | FCA | BEIS
  • Trading Standards | CPS | Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
  • National Crime Agency (NCA) | UK Border Agency | Insolvency Service
  • Competition & Markets Authority | Local Authorities

Our experience includes:

  • attending Dawn Raids and providing clients with advice and assistance at their business premises while a search is conducted by investigating officers
  • our 24/7 Rapid Response Team representing individuals in interviews under caution either following an arrest or by voluntary attendance
  • acting in numerous multi-million pounds fraud investigations often with a significant international dimension
  • working in foreign jurisdictions and engaging local professional advisers including lawyers, accountants and private investigators
  • representing clients throughout the country in a wide range of fraud investigations from our offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester
  • representation in court proceedings in conjunction with our long-established working relationships with the leading barristers and QCs in the country
  • advising on issues of business continuity and reputational damage
  • negotiating settlements with prosecuting authorities and advising on Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA)

Who Do We Act For?

Over the last twenty years we have acted for a diverse range of clients including:

  • publicly listed companies including FTSE 100 PLCs
  • private limited companies
  • professionally qualified individuals including solicitors, accountants, financial executives and medical professionals
  • company directors
  • partnerships, LLPs and sole traders
  • employees and other individuals

What Do We Do?

Missing Trader Intra Community (MTIC) VAT Fraud

We are nationally recognised for our significant expertise and experience in dealing with MTIC & VAT fraud cases, also known as carousel fraud, and have been involved in many of the leading cases in recent years.

Our extensive experience of such cases includes acting in some of the largest investigations and prosecutions ever undertaken by HMRC including:

  • Operation Maypole – Operation Drive – Operation Lychee – Operation Dowel
  • Operation Capri 2 – Operation Ghast – Operation Duma – Operation Capri 3
  • Operation Fastback – Operation Vex – Operation Varlet – Operation Tulipbox
  • Operation Elemi – Operation Develop – Operation Hayrick – Operation Gnawed
  • Operation Vehicle – Operation Devout – Operation Vita
  • Operation Dumpcart – Operation Forebear – Operation Janitor

We consider ourselves to be in a unique position as very few other firms have had conduct of such a number of MTIC and VAT fraud cases in recent years.

In addition to the above-mentioned MTIC investigations involving established products such as CPUs, mobile phones and other electrical goods, we have considerable experience in relation to allegations of MTIC and VAT fraud involving a variety of other commodities including luxury cars, carbon credits, metals, waste products and toiletries.

We also provide a full service to corporate and individual clients in relation to all civil aspects of VAT including advice in relation to VAT Assessments and representation at the Tax Tribunal.

Fraud Investigations & Prosecutions

For over two decades we have represented clients in a wide range of fraud investigations and prosecutions.

We have particular experience in conducting complex and often high-value cases involving the following areas:

  • Money Laundering – Tax Evasion – Bribery & Corruption – Mortgage Fraud
  • Conspiracy to Defraud – Duty Evasion & Diversion Fraud – Banking Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud – Boiler Room Fraud – Ponzi Fraud – Pyramid Fraud
  • Fraud on Major Commercial & Public Bodies – NHS Fraud
  • Internet Fraud – Land Banking Fraud – Advance Fee Fraud – Pension Fraud
  • Illegal Money Lending – Immigration Fraud – False Accounting
  • Fraudulent Trading – Carbon Credit Fraud

Recent Cases: For a sample of our recent work please follow this link.

How We Can Help

Our expertise in relation to these cases extends from initial raid, arrest and interview to include what can quite often be a protracted investigation stage, through to the prosecution of the case and the subsequent trial. 

We can assist you in the following manner:

We appreciate the importance of seeking advice as early as possible and our team is able to quickly and effectively deal with all ancillary matters associated with fraud investigations as detailed above.

Criminal Fraud v Civil Fraud

For an analysis of the differences between criminal fraud and civil fraud, please click on this link to read a discussion article on the topic by the senior partner of Kangs Solicitors, Mr Hamraj Kang.

Who Can I Contact For Help?

Our expert 24/7 Rapid Response Police Station Team is here to assist you on 07989 521 210 should you require advice and assistance out of office hours.

Hamraj Kang leads an award-winning team of lawyers nationally recognised for its excellence and expertise in the area of white-collar crime investigations and prosecutions.

We welcome enquiries by telephone or email.

We provide an initial no obligation consultation from our offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Alternatively, we provide initial consultations by telephone or video conferencing.

Contact

Hamraj Kang
hkang@kangssolicitors.co.uk
07976 258171 | 020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888

John Veale
jveale@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 639607989 521 210

Tim Thompson
tthompson@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0161 817 5020 | 020 7936 6396 

 

Particularly active in high value financial fraud cases, with notable expertise in ‘boiler room’ cases

Legal 500

Noted expertise in SFO and HMRC cases

Chambers & Partners

Extremely well reputed for advising on high-value matters such as MTIC, POCA and property frauds

Chambers & Partners

It has a very strong team of lawyers who can rise to the challenge of the most complex fraud case

Chambers & Partners

Recognised for astute command of financial crime

Chambers & Partners

Extremely well reputed for advising on high-value matters such as MTIC, POCA and property frauds

Chambers & Partners

Kangs Solicitors is a boutique criminal fraud firm with a reputation that has ‘grown immensely

Legal 500

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Birmingham

2 Wake Green Road, Moseley
Birmingham, B13 9EZ

0121 449 9888

London

9 Carmelite Street,
London, EC4Y 0DR

020 7936 6396

Manchester

76 King Street
Manchester, M2 4NH

0161 817 5020