Kangs Solicitor
BIRMINGHAM: 0121 449 9888
LONDON: 020 7936 6396
MANCHESTER: 0161 817 5020

Winner of the Legal 500 – ‘Criminal, Fraud & Licensing Law Firm of the Year’ – “One of, if not the best, criminal specialist firms in the country”

Tim Thompson
Birmingham: 0121 449 9888
London: 020 7936 6396
Manchester: 0161 817 5020
Tim Thompson

Tim is a Partner and the Head of the Tax Litigation Team at Kangs Solicitors.

An experienced litigation solicitor, Tim joined the firm in 2009 and has led the tax team since 2018.

Tim has a broad and extensive understanding of all areas relating to Tax, Regulatory, Criminal and Insolvency Litigation. His practise encompasses representation in respect of the following areas:

  • Criminal and Civil Tax Investigations;
  • Individual and Corporate Tax Enquiries;
  • Proceedings in the First-Tier Tax Tribunal and Upper Tribunal;
  • White Collar Fraud, Money Laundering and Complex Crime Investigations and Prosecutions, often involving cross-border issues;
  • Investigations and Prosecutions brought by Regulatory Bodies;
  • Cryptocurrency Disputes;
  • Civil Fraud Claims and Proceedings;
  • Asset Recovery;
  • Insolvency work includes Civil and Criminal Investigations and Proceedings, including actions brought under the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986; and
  • Criminal & Civil matters under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Tim is recognised for his work on complex cases.

Legal 500

Tim Thompson is recognised in particular “for his work on high-value fraud and money laundering cases”.
“Tim Thompson is a very clever lawyer”.
“‘Tim Thompson is very good when under pressure faced with a mass of complex detail; cuts through to the key issues with great skill”.
“Timothy Thompson garners praise for his work on high-value cases that often involve substantial cross-border elements – Tim Thompson is very clever”.

In the course of providing the highest levels of representation and service, Tim applies himself to the individual needs of each and every client and is highly regarded for going that extra mile in the pursuit of providing a truly first-rate professional service.

He appreciates that involvement in legal proceedings, whether civil, criminal or regulatory, has personal, professional and corporate consequences for each client. Tim therefore structures his advice and support accordingly in a pragmatic and realistic, but understanding fashion.

His ability to forensically interrogate complex, technical and financial evidence is of particular value enabling him to distil the fundamental issues which present themselves in each case and to provide clear and succinct advice.

Some Examples of Recent Work Include:

HMRC & Tax

HMRC and K
Appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) following decisions made by HMRC to deny the Company’s claim for input tax pursuant to the Kittel and Ablessio principles, in addition to penalties under section 69C and 69D of the VAT Act 2020.

Settlement negotiations concerning an enquiry opened by HMRC in respect of a Tax Avoidance Scheme entered into by the client. HMRC initial assessment in excess of £1 million.

Appeal brought by a Company Director to the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) following assessments made by HMRC in respect self-assessment returns. Parallel HMRC enquiry into the affairs of the Company and possible assessments in relation to the Corporation Tax.

Tax Enquiry brought by HMRC involving complex tax and insolvency law in relation to a company in liquidation with issues of VAT, PAYE and Self-Assessment Tax.

HMRC and P
Appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) following decisions made by HMRC to deny the Company’s claim for input tax pursuant to the Kittel and Ablessio principles, in addition to penalties under section 69C and 69D of the VAT Act 2020.

Civil Fraud & Asset Recovery

SEC and JW
Claim brought by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in the USA, in respect of allegation of securities fraud, valued in the region of $75million.

OR and FJ and AS
High value claim brought in the High Court by liquidators of various connected companies. Representation in respect of allegations of Civil Fraud – Unlawful Means Conspiracy, Dishonest Assistance and Misrepresentation.

DP and MS
Pre-Action matter brought by UAE national concerning claims for knowing receipt, unlawful means conspiracy and extortion.

SCG and Persons Unknown
Substantial Civil Fraud investigation into fraud perpetrated against client company in Germany. Company defrauded of a significant sum. Advice and assistance required in relation to Norwich Pharmacal Orders and Proprietary Injunctions.

White Collar Fraud & Financial Crime

Investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into Insider Trading concerning a large multinational company.

R v WW
Defending proceedings in the Crown Court in respect of charges relating to a £10 million Cryptocurrency Fraud/Theft. The case being one of the first of its kind to be prosecuted in the UK.

R v IL
Defending proceedings in the Crown Court in respect of allegations of Fraud and Money Laundering arising from the alleged evasion of duty payable on the importation of goods, to the value of circa. £5 million.

R v MB
Thames Valley Police investigation into an alleged Boiler Room Fraud spanning three years.

Regulatory Investigations

Trading Standards and SJ Limited
Acting in an investigation following concerns of imported Vape products and apparent lack of MHRA registration.

WF and NC
Appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) in respect of penalties applied by NC pursuant to the Client Money Protection Schemes For Property Agents (Requirement To Belong To A Scheme Etc) Regulations 2019 And Section 83 Of The Consumer Rights Act 2015.

Successful representation to CIMA following complaint issued against our client for bringing CIMA into disrepute.

Trading Standards and RL
An investigation by Trading Standards into our client’s practices and alleged breaches of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. Parallel issues under the Enterprise Act 2002.

AD Inc and EI Ltd
Acting in a Software Licence Compliance Audit against our client company initiated by an internationally renowned software giant. Advice and Court representation for the company, company officers and employees provided in relation to the Audit process.


AB and Persons Unknown
Instructed to investigate the theft of considerable Cryptocurrency owned by our client. Conducted complex tracing exercise and advised upon application for Norwich Pharmacal Orders.

ME and Persons Unknown
Advising client company on exposure to civil and criminal liability following its development of a new cryptocurrency including advice on allegations of suspected fraud.


Numerous instructions acting in relation to claims brought by liquidators against company directors.

Acting for clients in a wide range of investigations conducted by the Insolvency Service.

Representation of company directors in numerous misfeasance claims and Director Disqualification proceedings.


Tim welcomes enquires by telephone or email.

He is available to meet with clients at any of our offices in London, Birmingham or Manchester.

He is also available to conduct meetings via video conferencing.

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