Legal 500 Rankings | Highest Ranked Criminal Defence Solicitors


The UK Legal 500 Directory (2020 edition) has once again ranked Kangs Solicitors in the highest category for criminal defence work.

We are very proud of this achievement and particularly the fact that we have now been ranked in the highest category for criminal defence work for a number of consecutive years.

Our award-winning team is here to assist you and your business, so please feel free to call us for an initial telephone consultation on 020 7936 6396 (London), 0121 449 9888 (Birmingham) or 0161 817 5020 (Manchester).

What Does The Legal 500 Say About Kangs Criminal Defence Team?

The Legal 500 is a leading directory of the legal profession. It undertakes extensive research in order to compile its annual rankings for solicitors and barristers.

Below is what the Legal 500 says about the criminal defence team at Kangs Solicitors:

About Kangs Solicitors

Kangs Solicitors fields a first-rate team that continues to attract serious criminal cases nationwide, from murders to multimillion-pound conspiracies and people-trafficking cases. There is frequently an international dimension to these cases.

Managing partner Hamraj Kang specialises in serious crime and fraud cases while other names to note include John Veale and Helen Holder who heads the Crown Court department.

Practice head: Hamraj Kang

Other key lawyers: John Veale; Helen Holder.


'The cases are always extremely well prepared and the lawyers are very hardworking, knowing their cases extremely well'.

'The practice is based upon hard work and ability and doing the job for the client before anything else'.

'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 unique feature of the firm is that they are all as good as each other'.

'Hamraj Kang leads from the front and inspires others by demanding of himself that which he requires from his staff'.

'Hamraj Kang sets the highest standards for his team. His client base is very strong both nationally and internationally. Clients simply love him and he is a seriously good lawyer who intuitively understands criminal and serious fraud litigation'.

'John Veale is an exceptional worker who will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of his client's best interests'.

'John Veale knows his cases back to front and his case preparation is second to none. He also possesses a rare ability to get the big tactical calls in a case right'.

'Helen Holder can turn her hand from serious fraud to gross negligence manslaughter with equal ability'.

Work Highlights

  • Successfully represented a business man who was charged with two counts of gross negligence manslaughter.
  • Represented a client who was accused of purchasing explosives from a website set up by the FBI on the dark web.
  • Represented one of seven defendants who was charged with conspiracy to facilitate the breach of UK immigration regulations.
  • Represented a successful local businessman in relation to sex and drugs offences that were alleged to have been committed on his licensed premises.
  • Represented a Polish national who was charged with murder alongside two co-defendants.

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

We appreciate the significant upheaval that a dawn raid or criminal investigation can have on a client and their family. We have many years’ experience of successfully guiding clients through the criminal investigation and prosecution process.

Our team of solicitors, each nationally recognised in their field, are here to assist and can be contacted through any of the following:

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

John Veale
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Helen Holder
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396 | 0161 817 5020

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