John Veale

John Veale has been with Kangs Solicitors since 2001.

He completed his training contract with the firm and qualified as a solicitor in 2003.

John is Head of the firm’s Regulatory & Compliance Department and is recommended in the Leading Directories, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, for his work in the areas of complex fraud, financial crime, POCA and serious crime.

What the Legal Directories say

Chambers & Partners | 2019 Edition

  • ‘John Veale is recognised for his skill in fraud and money laundering cases. Sources state that “he is an extremely experienced lawyer,” adding that “he has superb client skills combined with impeccable technical knowledge.”’

Chambers & Partners | 2019 Edition

  • Sources describe John Veale as “incredibly hard-working and wholly committed to the interests of his clients,” and also add: “He has an amazing ability to empathise and is a great technical lawyer.” He has considerable experience handling restraint and confiscation proceedings brought under POCA.

Legal 500 | 2019 Edition

  • Senior solicitor John Veale who has strong expertise in fraud cases and drugs conspiracies.
  • John Veale is ‘a very methodical and hard-working individual’ who ‘always ensures his focus is on the best outcome for the client’.
  • John Veale is ‘a calm, reassuring and clever lawyer’.

A Sample of Recent Work

  • Complex Regulatory Cases – Trading Standards, Health & Safety, Environment Agency, Fire Safety & FCA Investigations
  • 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 multi-million pound mortgage fraud 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
  • Serious criminal matters
  • Gross negligence manslaughter
  • Attempted importation of IED
  • Rape and coercive control

John is very experienced in dealing with Restraint and complex Confiscation Proceedings brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and regularly advises clients from the outset and throughout the duration of the proceedings.

John has an excellent track record of achieving acquittals for his clients, always provides the best possible service for his clients and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the preparation and presentation of each client’s defence.

John is accustomed to travelling to police stations and courts throughout the country and makes every effort to be available for his clients at all times.

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