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    "Noted for the excellence of its white-collar defence practice"

    Chambers & Partners, 2014 edition

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    "Outstanding financial crime defence practice"

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    "It’s a deluxe firm which pulls out all the stops for its clients"

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    "They are the market leaders for serious crime’"

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    "Kangs has an excellent reputation. They care about their clients and go the extra mile for them"

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    "Kangs Solicitors is a standout firm"

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    "Kangs Solicitors is in the highest tier of firms"

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    "Hamraj Kang is noted for his very sharp legal brain"

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    "Kangs Solicitors fields a team of ‘technically able solicitors’
    and is well regarded for its serious crime and fraud work"

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    "Hamraj Kang is a shrewd tactician and very experienced"

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    "What the team is known for - handles an extensive array of criminal matters
    including murder, drugs and white-collar crime"

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    "Adept at dealing with cases that have an international dimension"

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    Prison Sentence Increased | POCA | Kangs Confiscation Solicitors

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    August 23 , 2018 | Posted by admin@kangs |

    Prison Sentence Increased | POCA | Kangs Confiscation Solicitors

    The convicted burglar, Daniel Jones, who remains in prison following the Hatton Garden gold bullion heist in 2015, has had six years and two hundred and eighty seven days added to his sentence for failing to meet the terms of the Confiscation Order that was made against him in January 2018 under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (‘POCA’).

    The Law | Kangs POCA Advisory Solicitors

    The rules regulating the enforcement of Confiscation Orders under POCA were tightened by the Serious Crime Act 2015 as follows:

    • the allowed time to make payment was reduced from a maximum of twelve months to a maximum of six months,
    • increases to the maximum additional prison sentences in default of payment have been made,
    • there is no longer release from prison upon service of half the additional sentence following default where the Confiscation Order amount exceeds ten million pounds.

    Period Of Prison Sentence In Default | Kangs National POCA Team

    The sliding scale, according to the amount is; not exceeding:

    • £10,000 – 6 months.
    • £500,000- 5 years.
    • £1 million- 7 years

    and

    • thereafter 14 years.

    Other Enforcement Considerations | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors

    • payment must be immediate unless grounds for additional time to pay exist,
    • it is for the Defendant to make the application for any extension for time,
    • interest at the rate of 8% per annum is applied at the expiration of the time to pay,
    • the extended prison sentence is served consecutively with any other sentence,
    • if there is an amount outstanding after the time to pay has expired the matter will be brought before a Magistrates’ Court,
    • the sentence in default may be activated unless the court is satisfied as to the reasons why the Order has not been met and with the steps taken to realise the available assets.

    How Can We Help? | Kangs POCA Specialists

    At Kangs Solicitors we have a notable record of having dealt with the most complex and high value confiscations.

    Our team is led by Hamraj Kang who is recognised as a leading expert in the field. He is one of only two solicitors nationally to be ranked as a ‘star individual’ for three consecutive years in the legal directory Chambers & Partners.

    Other members of the team are ranked in the Legal 500 and also ranked in Chambers & Partners.

    If you are in need of expert help and advice please do not hesitate to contact our team through:

    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 6396 | 07989 521210

    Frances Murray
    fmurray@kangssolicitors.co.uk
    020 7936 6396 | 07989 521210

    Tim Thompson
    tthompson@kangssolicitors.co.uk
    020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888

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