Cybercrime
& Computer Misuse

OUR EXPERTISE
Kangs has been defending serious criminal cases for well over twenty years, and have particular expertise in defending allegations of computer misuse and cyber crime where a computer or network is the source, tool, target or place of a crime. We are rated as one of the best criminal law firms in the country and are ranked in the highest tier by both leading law directories, the Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Our criminal defence solicitors offer a 24/7 discrete, sensitive and professional service to individual and corporate clients.
OUR TRACK RECORD

We have a proven track record of defending cyber crime cases concerning computer systems and networks including:

We have particular experience in cyber crime investigations that are:

  • Complex and require advanced technical I.T. skills
  • International in their scope and require cross border issues to be addressed as a result of worldwide coordinated raids by law enforcement agencies such as Europol, the FBI and the US Secret Service
  • Voluminous in data size and require enhanced data management skills
  • Evidentially complex and require the defence to present admissibility challenges
  • Perceived to be a national security threat

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Who Investigates and Prosecutes Cyber Crime Cases?

We represent corporate and individual clients in relation to investigations and prosecutions brought by the Crown Prosecution Service and the National Crime Agency (NCA).

The most common criminal offences prosecuted include:

  • Offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990
  • Fraud and dishonesty offences under the Fraud Act 2006
  • Money laundering offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA)
  • Offences contrary to the Trade Marks Act 1994
  • Offences pursuant to the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988

As well as against the NCA, we are also experienced in defending actions brought by private organisations who represent the film, games and music industries including:

  • The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT)
  • The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST)
  • The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA)
  • The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)
  • The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and
  • Other large corporations (such as Microsoft)

The private ‘not for profit’ industry associations often commence private criminal prosecutions and civil claims against corporate and individual defendants.

How can Kangs help?

Our experienced team takes a proactive approach to cyber crime investigations and prosecutions.

We have longstanding relationships with the leading barristers and Kings Counsel (KC) in the country in this specialist area of law as well as with the leading independent I.T. forensic experts.

If you are facing investigation or prosecution for cyber crime, you need to ensure that your legal team can deal with complex issues of fact and law as well as have access to the best IT expertise to present your case in the best possible light.

The areas we can assist you with include:

  • Advice and representation in relation to investigations by any enforcement agency such as the NCA or FACT
  • Representation and attendance at a Dawn Raid and execution of a search warrant to ensure the investigators do not exceed their powers of search and seizure.
  • Advice on challenging the basis and legality of a search warrant
  • Liaising and negotiating with the enforcement agency on your behalf
  • Representation at interviews and meetings with the enforcement agency
  • Representation in any criminal proceedings such as a prosecution for offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, the Fraud Act 2006 and POCA 2002 (money laundering)
  • Civil claims acting for both claimants and defendants in Intellectual Property Disputes
Contact Kangs

The expert lawyers at Kangs are available to assist you. We can arrange initial consultations in person, by video call or telephone.

Please contact one of our experts listed below or contact us at:

E: info@kangssolicitors.co.uk

T: 0333 370 4333

 

Testimonials

Kangs is in the highest tier of firms. Frequently represents high-profile individuals
CHAMBERS UK
Kangs is rated for the proactive, expert defence it provides to executives and high-net-worth individuals
THE LEGAL 500
The team has substantial expertise in multi-jurisdictional criminal and financial regulatory investigations
THE LEGAL 500
The lawyers are known for providing a very personal service from specialist and experienced Partners
THE LEGAL 500
One of the very best Criminal, Fraud and POCA litigation firms in the country
CHAMBERS UK
It has very bright individuals at all levels who know the system inside out
THE LEGAL 500
Superior firm with that rare quality of being client centred and commercial at the same time and without detriment to either
THE LEGAL 500
It is a top notch firm with strength and depth
CHAMBERS UK
This is a first-class firm with unrivalled experience. The team is intelligent, hardworking and seems determined to do a professional job. Whether the case is serious or trivial the same amount of care is taken
THE LEGAL 500
cybercrime, ICO & Data Protection Investigations
KANGS has recently, successfully represented a client who faced the loss of their career as the result of allegations by the Home Office arising from possible breaches of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (‘the Act’) committed whilst accessing immigration files relating to family members without authorisation. The allegations arose from events which occurred in 2019. […]
16/01/24
Criminal Litigation, cybercrime, Financial Investigations
Kangs Solicitors has been defending a client, the Technical Director of a company, trading as an international technology provider (‘the company’) and who had been charged with Conspiracy to Secure Unauthorised Access to Data Held on a Computer. Tim Thompson of Kangs Solicitors reports on the successful conclusion of the case. The Background | Kangs […]
25/09/19
Criminal Litigation, cybercrime, Financial Investigations
In a world increasingly dependent upon sensitive data committed to the World Wide Web,  the volume of cyber-crime, more colloquially known as hacking, will, inevitably, continue to spiral. A prime example is that which occurred in May 2017 when medical records held by the NHS were accessed by offenders who demanded a substantial ransom. The […]
18/01/19

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