27/01/23

Kangs Recognised As POCA Experts | Chambers UK Rankings Released

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In the latest edition of the legal directory Chambers UK (2023 edition), for the ninth consecutive year, Kangs Solicitors has retained its position as one of the leading Confiscation, Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) & Asset Forfeiture law firms in the country.

We are very pleased to be recognised as one of only nine law firms in the country to be so highly ranked by Chambers UK in this very specialist area of work.

Our team is led by Hamraj Kang who is one of only six solicitors nationally to be ranked in Band 1 for POCA & Asset Forfeiture work by Chambers UK.

What Does Chambers UK Say About Kangs POCA & Asset Forfeiture Defence Team?

Chambers UK undertakes extensive research in order to compile its annual rankings for solicitors and barristers. It is a prestigious publication and a ranking in the publication is highly sought after by solicitors and barristers.

This is what Chambers UK say about the specialist POCA & Asset Forfeiture defence team at Kangs Solicitors:

What the team is known for: 

‘Kangs Solicitors has a dedicated white-collar crime team handling confiscations and cash seizures.

The team frequently represents high-profile individuals with proceeds of crime issues following convictions for fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to supply drugs.

The firm advises on civil cases brought by the NCA under the POCA, including property freezing and civil recovery orders.’

Strengths: 

‘The depth and breadth of the team at Kangs Solicitors is very strong.

The firm is blessed with an abundance of talented solicitors who are true specialists in POCA and asset forfeiture.

The lawyers at Kangs Solicitors are definitely geared to handle the most complex and sophisticated investigations and have over many years never failed to impress in such demanding cases.’

Notable practitioners:

Hamraj Kang – ranked in Band 1

‘Hamraj Kang demonstrates strength acting on the POCA aspects of criminal proceedings including confiscation processes.

He is adept at handling both domestic and cross-border matters.

Hamraj Kang is extremely efficient, diligent and hard-working.

He is really great and has a great reputation. I trust his judgement and he is an expert in the area.

An exceptional results-focused solicitor who provides solutions rather than just identifying problems and reciting the law.

A deep thinker who inspires confidence.’

About Us | Kangs POCA, Asset Forfeiture & Account Freezing Order Team

We are recognised as one of the leading, specialist POCA and Asset Forfeiture firms in the country, undertaking both civil and criminal litigation pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (‘POCA 2002’).

Our national reputation has been built over more than two decades of conducting restraint and confiscation work which pre-dates POCA 2002. This level of experience distinguishes us from many other law firms and renders us a market leader.

We are often instructed by individual and corporate clients in relation to Restraint Orders and Freezing Orders. The freezing of worldwide assets and bank accounts is a daunting experience. Swift and decisive action is required to limit the impact of the restraint proceedings on personal and business finances and our team is able to react to such events at short notice.

We are well versed in cross-border civil and criminal litigation and many of our cases involve a significant international dimension with recent cases involving territories such as Thailand, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Dubai, Cayman Islands, China and Singapore.

Our Values & Our Work

We appreciate that our clients’ needs are best served by taking a proactive approach to POCA and Asset Forfeiture investigations.

Where appropriate we will:

  • negotiate tenaciously for an early settlement with the investigating authority
  • formally challenge the investigating authorities by seeking to discharge any restraint/freezing orders
  • seek variations of the original restraint/freezing orders
  • contest fully any final hearing arising from the restraint proceedings.

Who Can I Contact For Help?

We appreciate the significant upheaval that POCA, Restraint and Freezing Order investigations can have on a business, an individual client and family members.

This is a complex area of law and we have many years’ experience successfully guiding both corporate and individual clients through the restraint, freezing order, cash seizure, criminal investigation and prosecution process.

Our Team of solicitors, nationally recognised in its field, is here to assist and can be contacted via telephone 0333 370 4333 and by email info@kangssolicitors.co.uk.

We provide initial no obligation discussion at our three offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

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

Hamraj Kang

Hamraj Kang
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John Veale

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