Delighted Client | Data Breach Allegations Dropped | KANGS Computer Crime Defence Solicitors


KANGS has recently, successfully represented a client who faced the loss of their career as the result of allegations by the Home Office arising from possible breaches of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (‘the Act’) committed whilst accessing immigration files relating to family members without authorisation.

The allegations arose from events which occurred in 2019. As part of the Investigation, our client, attended by and fully prepared for Interview by KANGS, was interviewed twice under caution by Home Office Investigators.

To our client’s enormous relief, the Home Office has confirmed that no further action will be taken and that the matter is now closed.

John Veale of KANGS outlines the relevant law and the assistance provided to our client which resulted in the successful outcome.

KANGS Solicitors enjoys a nationwide reputation for excellence for its work assisting clients facing allegations of criminal activity of every nature, including computer misuse and cybercrime.

Our Team is led by Hamraj Kang, recognised as a leading expert and one of only two solicitors nationally to be ranked as a ‘Star Individual’ for eight consecutive years in the legal directory Chambers UK.

Other members of the Team are also ranked in the Chambers UK directory as well as The Legal 500.

For an initial no obligation discussion, please call our Team at any of our offices detailed below:

The Alleged Offences | KANGS Computer Misuse Defence Solicitors

The Home Office investigation was based on Section 1 of the Act which provides that:

  • a person is guilty of an offence if a computer is caused to perform any function with intent to secure access to any program or data held in any computer, or enable any such access to be secured,
  • the access intended to be secured is unauthorised; and which is known at that time,
  • the intent to commit an offence need not be directed at any particular program or data

or at a program or data held in any particular computer.

How We Assisted Our Client | KANGS Home Office Investigations Solicitors

In preparation for Interview, we assisted our client by:

  • liaising with the Home Office obtaining Pre-Interview disclosure,
  • examining and considering all available documentation,
  • attending our client discussing all surrounding circumstances and taking full instructions,
  • advising and preparing our client for Interview,
  • collating all pertinent evidence and preparing a detailed Statement to be read at Interview,
  • advising on possible pre-charge representations,
  • attending and guiding our client at Interviews.

How Can We Assist? | KANGS Cybercrime Defence Solicitors

The Team at KANGS is accustomed to supporting clients facing criminal allegations of every nature at formal Interviews conducted by all the Prosecuting Authorities.

Our Team offers experienced support to clients in investigations relating to computer misuse and cybercrime.

We welcome enquires by:

Telephone: 0333 370 4333


We offer no obligation initial consultations at our offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Alternatively, discussions can be held virtually through live conferencing and telephone.

Hamraj Kang

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