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Kangs Solicitors

Work 0121 449 9888
Fax 0121 449 8849
Birmingham, London, Manchester

With offices in the City of London, Manchester city centre and a head office in Birmingham, Kangs Solicitors is renowned for its serious criminal and white-collar fraud work.

The firm: Established in 1997, Kangs Solicitors is considered the go-to firm for professionals, particularly fellow solicitors, facing criminal investigation, with all fraud and crime work undertaken under the guidance of Hamraj Kang.

The fraud department has, historically, been the bedrock of the firm, with around 50% of the firm's serious fraud work being conducted in the Crown Courts of London.

Kangs Solicitors aims to provide first-class advice and representation, and acts as an interface with the police, investigators and prosecuting authorities to defend clients' best interests. The firm is regularly instructed by solicitors, accountants, financial advisers, City traders, doctors, dentists and surveyors to act on their behalf in relation to serious fraud allegations. Other clients include a range across major football clubs, private limited companies, PLC companies, insurance companies, high-profile media personalities and private individuals. Current instructions cover the length of the country from Newcastle Crown Court to Exeter Crown Court.

Kangs Solicitors is highly regarded by its peers, counsel and the judiciary, and many of the firm's cases have been reported widely in the press. Director Hamraj Kang continues to attract serious criminal cases to the firm, including murders, multimillion-pound drugs conspiracies, money laundering and people trafficking, often cases with an international dimension necessitating trips to overseas jurisdictions. There are few solicitors nationally who can match Hamraj Kang's experience of complex multimillion-pound MTIC fraud cases as he has been instructed in relation to over 40 such cases in recent years.

The firm has conducted 40 very high-cost cases (VHCCs) under the legal aid scheme, but over the past 36 months has focused on conducting more and more privately funded work. It has secured major private fee-paying fraud instructions in the last three years, and will continue to grow this area of work, with a considered move away from publicly funded cases.

Types of work undertaken: Particularly well known for complex fraud and MTIC cases, Kangs Solicitors has extensive experience in defending a full range of alleged offences, from minor road traffic matters to more serious criminal offences such as murder, sexual offences, drug trafficking, money laundering, serious fraud, etc.

The firm has considerable experience in representing clients in relation to confiscation proceedings and restraint orders. Its specialist unit regularly works with the leading barristers and forensic accountants in the field and prides itself on providing quick and effective advice in all situations. It is also regularly instructed by defendants in relation to confiscation proceedings post-conviction. The firm advises clients in such circumstances and, if appropriate, takes over conduct of the case for the confiscation stage of the proceedings.

Appreciating that work relating to the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and confiscation proceedings is a highly specialised area, Kangs Solicitors has a dedicated unit dealing exclusively with this type of work. It has had considerable success in confiscation proceedings and members of the team have acted in relation to some of the leading reported cases in this area of law.

For well over a decade, the firm has received regular instructions in relation to restraint orders that have been obtained by the CPS/HMRC, etc. Solicitor John Veale specialises in these matters, and has acted for numerous clients. He has built up a good rapport with lawyers working in various government departments, and is able to ensure that the client's position is protected. He will quickly and effectively look to minimise the immediate impact of the restraint order on the client by negotiation with the prosecution and, if need be, seeking a variation or discharge of the restraint order.

Kangs Solicitors is regularly instructed in some of the most complex and paper-intensive fraud cases throughout the country and has developed the ability to assimilate huge amounts of evidence as it is well used to receiving and examining many thousands of pages of evidence in each case.

Other offices: City of London, Manchester

  • Number of UK partners: 1
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 15

Above material supplied by Kangs Solicitors.

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