Frances Murray

    Frances is a qualified Solicitor as well as a qualified Duty Solicitor. She joined Kangs Solicitors in 2008.

    She practices predominantly in the area of white collar crime and serious crime.

    What The legal journals say:

    “Frances Murray continues to win plaudits for wide-ranging work assisting on fraud cases. Commentators note that she produces written work of a very high calibre.”

    Chambers & Partners | 2018 Edition

    “Frances Murray advises on POCA proceedings arising from fraud and drug supply cases. Sources describe her as very detailed, methodical and client-friendly.”

    Chambers & Partners | 2018 Edition

    “Frances Murray is an exceptional lawyer in every way. A superb lawyer”

    Legal 500 | 2017 Edition

    “Frances Murray is praised as ‘very industrious and very bright.’ Key mandates include her role advising a public servant on a charge of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, arising from HMRC’s ‘Operation Spallation’ investigation.”

    Chambers & Partners | 2017 Edition

    “Sources agree that associate Frances Murray ‘has a great tenacity and ability to fight for her clients.’ She frequently acts on asset recovery and confiscation matters.”

    Chambers & Partners | 2017 Edition

    “Frances Murray is capable of acting in a variety of cash seizure and confiscation matters. Impressed sources report: She really did a phenomenal job – we were able to settle the confiscation proceedings very well”

    Chambers & Partners | 2016 Edition

    “Frances Murray is incredibly hardworking.”

    Legal 500 | 2014 Edition

    A sample of recent cases conducted by Frances Murray include:

    Financial Crime Cases

    • Operation Tidworth: Southwark Crown Court, multi-million pound international boiler room fraud prosecuted by the Financial Conduct Authority
    • Operation Greenking: £44m payroll service fraud prosecuted by HM Revenue and customs together with Essex and Kent Police at Wood Green Crown Court
    • Cash seizure proceedings: secured the release of over £220,000 from the Serious Organised Crime Command of the Met Police following a detailed application and forensic analysis of company accounts
    • Operation Spinnaker: Multi million pound publishing fraud prosecuted by Trading Standards at Nottingham Crown Court
    • Operation Spallation: A multi handed HM Revenue & Customs corruption case prosecuted at the Central Criminal Court
    • Operation Savate: Multi million pound VAT fraud involving an abuse of the Construction Industry Scheme
    • Represented the former owner of London Welsh Rugby Club in relation to allegations of fraud
    • Complex advance fee fraud involving the sale of oil stocks / jet fuel in Saudi Arabia
    • Successfully achieved the release of a substantial amount of cash seized by the authorities at a UK port
    • Operation Tulipbox: £38m Carbon Credit MTIC Fraud
    • Operation Vex: £85m Mobile phone MTIC fraud
    • Operation Blackout: International importation of counterfeit goods
    • Operation Ghast: £21m Mobile phone MTIC fraud
    • Operation Russo: Large value mortgage fraud
    • Operation Thebe: International importation of adulterants (Benzocaine)
    • Operation Hayrick: Multi Million pound Confiscation Proceedings

    Sexual Offences Cases

    • R v S – Rape prosecuted at Wood Green Crown Court allegations made against a reputable pharmacist (acquitted)
    • R v KW – Rape prosecuted at Snaresbrook Crown Court, allegations made against a relative of an International Diplomat (acquitted)
    • R v MBK – Historic Rape allegations prosecuted at Snaresbrook Crown Court, allegations made against a relative of a high ranking government Member in European Parliament (acquitted)
    • R v AH – Rape prosecuted at Birmingham Crown Court (Prosecution offered no evidence at half time following successful submissions of no case to answer)
    • R v SW – Rape prosecuted at Birmingham Crown Court (Prosecution discontinued part way through the trial)

    Proceeds of Crime | Confiscation Cases and Cash Seizure & Forfeiture

    Frances undertakes work on Proceeds of Crime / Confiscation cases, Restraint Orders, Civil Asset Recovery and Cash Seizure Proceedings due to her knowledge and experience of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

    Frances is instructed in relation to cash seizure and cash forfeiture cases. She services the firm’s national client base in relation to such cases. She is regularly instructed to formulate and present applications under sections 297 and 301 of POCA 2002 and she has experience of conducting numerous such cases at Courts all over England & Wales.

    Frances is happy to meet with clients at any of the offices of Kangs in London, Birmingham and Manchester.


    TEL: 020 7936 6396 | 07989 521 210 (24Hr Emergency Number)

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