Accountant Not Guilty | Croydon Crown Court | Kangs Financial Fraud Defence Solicitors


As Frances Murray reported in her article published on this site on 16thJuly 2018, Kangs Solicitors were instructed to defend an accountant charged with fraudulent evasion of VAT following an extensive investigation by HM Revenue and Customs.

Frances Murray now reports upon the successful conclusion to the case.

The Allegations | Kangs National Financial Crime Defence Solicitors

Our client, an accountant and director of a London based accountancy firm, was alleged to have submitted false VAT returns on behalf of a client company in order to obtain refunds of VAT from HMRC to which it was not entitled.

The Prosecution, relying on electronic evidence, endeavoured to link the alleged fraudulent submissions to our client who strongly denied the allegations.

The Successful Outcome | Kangs Financial Crime Defence Team

  • Following the matter being listed for trial, extensive written representations were made on the client’s behalf that it was not in the public interest to Prosecute our client.
  • The Prosecution, having given detailed consideration to the points raised on behalf of our client, offered no evidence to the court and a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict was recorded.

Our client was delighted with all of the work conducted by Kangs Solicitors leading to the highly satisfactory outcome of this case.

How Can We Help You? | Kangs Money Laundering and VAT Fraud Solicitors

Cases of this nature require a legal team with specialist knowledge and extensive experience as they invariably involve complex legal issues by the very nature of the allegations faced.

Kangs Solicitors complex crime and fraud team provides a national service and  is able to deploy a team of lawyers at short notice to conduct the most complex cases.

Our team is led by Hamraj Kang who is recognised by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading fraud defence solicitor.

We have extensive experience of dealing with cases investigated and prosecuted by all the major prosecuting authorities such as the SFO, FCA, HMRC, CPS, Trading Standards, the Insolvency Service, Environment Agency etc.

If you are a business, whether a sole trader, partnership or company, we are here to assist you manage your contact with the prosecuting authority and advise you on any criminal proceedings involving fraud and / or money laundering.

Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs Criminal Defence Solicitors

Our team of solicitors has a proven track record of assisting many individuals and businesses achieve the best available result following criminal proceedings.

Our team can be contacted through the following:

Hamraj Kang
07976 258171 | 020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888

John Veale
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Tim Thompson
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

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