John Veale

    jvealeJohn Veale qualified as a solicitor in 2003.

    He completed his training contract at Kangs Solicitors and has been with the firm for over 13 years.

    John is recommended in the Legal 500 Directory (2015 Edition) for his work on serious fraud and financial crime cases.

    During this time he has worked on a large variety of cases including:

    • Numerous multi-million pound VAT frauds (R v C: £182m, Operation Duma £50m)
    • Drugs conspiracies involving hundreds of kilograms of class ‘A’ drugs
    • Large scale mortgage fraud cases
    • Complex Trading Standards cases
    • Corruption cases
    • Multi-million pound Proceeds of Crime / Confiscation Cases
    • Firearms cases
    • Benefit fraud ranging from over-claims to the much publicised motor mobility fraud
    • General crime matters

    John is also very experienced in dealing with the Restraint regime and complex Confiscation proceedings brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. John regularly advises clients in relation to Restraint Orders at the very early stage of the proceedings and ensures the client’s position is protected from the very outset.

    John has an excellent track record of achieving acquittals for his clients or the best possible result on a guilty plea. His recent successes as part of team Kangs and the proficient Counsel that he instructs include acquittals for a client accused of multiple counts of money laundering, a doctor accused of people trafficking/enslavement and false imprisonment, two members of the same family accused of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and a vulnerable client accused of the possession of a prohibited weapon.

    John always does his best for his client and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to conducting their defence. He is happy to travel in order to see his clients and has attended police stations and courts from Southport to Maidstone in order to do so. John is friendly and approachable, making every effort to be available for his clients. He has excellent people skills and offers a level of service not often found elsewhere.



    TEL: 0121 449 9888 | 07989 521 210 (24hr Emergency Number)

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