Charges Dropped | Alleged VAT Fraud | Southwark Crown Court


Kangs Solicitors have been defending a client, a director of a company which operates in the construction industry, who was charged with a multi-million pounds conspiracy to cheat the Public Revenue. 

Frances Murray of Kangs Solicitors reports.

The Alleged VAT Fraud | Kangs National Financial Crime Defence Solicitors

The Prosecution alleged that our client, together with five others, conspired to use sham construction industry companies for the sole purpose of evading VAT payable to HM Revenue and Customs by supplying services to companies, which they also controlled, which received VAT charged on invoices submitted in the course of business.

The companies failed to account to HM Revenue and Customs in respect of the accumulated VAT.

How We Assisted Our Client | Kangs Financial Crime Defence Team

Our client strenuously denied the allegations.

However, unfortunately, during the course of the proceedings our client was involved in a serious road traffic accident, preventing him for properly defending himself.

Irrespective of this, the Prosecution proceeded to trial without our client.

In response to the stance adopted by the Prosecution, Kangs Solicitors identified and instructed experienced medical experts who provided extensive and supportive reports.

Once these reports had been considered by the Prosecution, we were able to persuade them to drop the case against our client.

Accordingly, at a subsequent Hearing, the Prosecution formally offered ‘no evidence’ which resulted in the termination of the proceedings against our client.

Our client was understandably extremely relieved with the outcome.

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, Environment Agency etc.

If you are in business, whether as 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 right result following these 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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