Legal 500 Rankings | Highest Ranked Fraud/White Collar Crime Defence Solicitors

Legal 500 Rankings | Highest Ranked Fraud/White Collar Crime Defence Solicitors

The UK Legal 500 Directory (2020 edition) has once again ranked KANGS Solicitors in the highest category for fraud and white collar crime defence work.

We are very proud of this achievement and particularly the fact that we have now been ranked in the highest category for fraud and white collar crime 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 Fraud 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 specialist white collar crime/fraud defence team at Kangs Solicitors:

About KANGS Solicitors | White Collar Crime Specialists

KANGS is adept at handling financing crime issues, multijurisdictional crime matters, regulatory investigations, tax fraud, bribery, corruption, cartels, insider dealing, investment fraud and money laundering.

Clients include solicitors, accountants, financial advisers, City traders, doctors, dentists and surveyors. 

Hamraj Kang heads the team and often deals with investigations by the SFO, FCA, BIS and HMRC. Leading a large team of award winning solicitors that advises on all aspects of financial crime.

The team is adept at handling multi-jurisdictional criminal and financial regulatory investigations and regularly acts for PLCs in addition to corporate and individual clients. While John Veale has particular expertise in large scale mortgage fraud and CIS fraud cases.

Practice head: Hamraj Kang

Other key lawyers: John Veale; Timothy Thompson


'Hamraj Kang has developed a successful practice and is attracting some good fraud work'.

'This is a first-class firm with unrivalled experience, a great track record, an acute attention to detail and a tenacity that clients really rate are features of this firm'.

'This first- class white collar team has strength in depth of quality lawyers and an impressive array of heavyweight regional and national cases'.

'The firm has developed an enviable reputation as the 'go to' firm for serious crime and fraud matters'.

'Hamraj Kang 's knowledge and experience is second to none- he is a master tactician'.

'Hamraj Kang has a fierce intellect and an ability to soak up complex detail with ease and shape cases successfully'.

'Hamraj Kang is exceptionally talented and a clever thinker. Clients flock to him for the simple brilliance of his judgment'.

'Hamraj Kang has vast experience, excellent tactical sense and a great ability to reassure clients. He is someone you would want in your corner.

'John Veale is a very experienced solicitor. Widely regarded for his fraud expertise. A meticulous solicitor and strong negotiator'.

'John Veale is hardworking and client focused'.

Work Highlights

  • Represented one of ten clients charged with bribery, corruption & money laundering offences by Scotland Yard’s Complex Fraud team.
  • Represented one of 18 defendants in relation to a multi-jurisdictional investment fraud at Southwark Crown Court.
  • Represented a client in relation to a complex MTIC/VAT fraud valued in excess of £20m at Sheffield Crown Court.
  • Represented a high-profile consultant surgeon in relation to fraud and perverting the course of justice.
  • Represented the chairman of a UK PLC in a SFO investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption in the former Soviet Republics.

Who Can I Contact For Help?

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

Our solicitors, each nationally recognised in their field, are here to assist and can be contacted as follows:

Hamraj Kang

Hamraj Kang
Senior Partner

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John Veale

John Veale

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Tim Thompson

Tim Thompson

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KANGS has successfully represented a client who was the subject of an HMRC compliance check into her Self-Assessment Tax Returns. Tim Thompson of KANGS explains how this successful result was achieved. The Nature of HMRC Compliance Checks When HMRC wishes to ensure that an individual, business or company is complying with their obligations to declare […]
Financial Investigations, Tax & HMRC
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Account Freezing Order, POCA
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