Former Deputy District Judge Jailed At Southwark Crown Court

Simon Kenny, aged 60, and his legal executive assistant and former lover, Emma Coates, aged 47, were both jailed for 6 years after being convicted of two counts of Fraud, following a Prosecution brought by the CPS Specialist Fraud Division.

The Trial heard how Kenny, who ran CK Solicitors in Selsey, West Sussex and Coates, transferred money to themselves from the firm’s client account over a period of four years.

The couple stole £780,000 from clients of the law firm to fund the running of the firm and substantial spending on a life of luxury.

Sadly, the firm’s accountant, Robert Foskett, committed suicide after realising that he had been lied to.

The Deputy Head of the CPS Specialist Fraud Division, Naheed Hussain said:

“The prosecution showed how Simon Kenny and Emma Coates fraudulently took five figure sums from their firm’s clients, including £85,000 from the will of an elderly woman. Through detailed analysis of the financial transactions, prosecutors and investigators were able to present a compelling case to the jury which resulted in these convictions.”

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Kangs Solicitors are regularly instructed by other professionals such as solicitors, accountants and company directors who face criminal investigation.

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Our team of Specialist Fraud Solicitors can advise individuals and companies at any stage of a fraud investigation.

It is important that expert advice is sought early on to ensure that your position is protected and we can represent you from the initial arrest and interview stage through to Trial.

Kangs Solicitors defend clients charged with fraud of every conceivable description.

We also deal on a daily basis with all ancillary matters associated with fraud offences such as Restraint Orders, Cash Seizures and Confiscation Proceedings.

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If you or your business are being investigated or have been charged with any offence alleging fraudulent activity of any nature, we are here to assist and advise and our team of dedicated fraud solicitors has a proven track record of successfully defending many individuals and businesses   facing such situations.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team through any one of the following for an initial consultation:

Hamraj Kang
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John Veale
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Frances Murray
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