Kiran Mehta > Hodge Jones & Allen > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hodge Jones & Allen

Work Department

Crime, Financial Crime & Regulatory


Kiran is a Consultant solicitor in the Financial Crime/Regulatory and the Criminal Litigation departments. He has over 15 years of experience defending in investigations and proceedings commenced by various agencies including the FCA, HMRC and the CPS. He defends both individuals and corporates in financial crime work.

His practice encompasses engagement in a wide variety of financial crime related circumstances. The current case load of cases involves a mixture of pre charge, investigations work and also defending entities in large, heavy weight trials involving large volumes of prosecution evidence.

For example, Kiran recently secured a successful outcome in a large investigation by the Thames Valley Police, Economic Crime Unit representing a Partner and Head of Private Equity of a FTSE listed investment company. The investigation was led by a well-known television personality. He alleged a criminal conspiracy leading to his shares being sold at a lower value than they were worth, in the course, depriving him and other shareholders of a large sum of money. Kiran advised and represented one of the accused about how to navigate the interview with the police, attending this personally and managing the entire pre-charge strategy. This led to the police confirming they will be taking no further action against the client. Kiran is also currently instructed by a successful Timber entrepreneur in a large scale investigation by the National Crime Agency for money laundering arising from this involvement in a company selling cryptocurrency. Kiran is also currently representing an individual in a FCA investigation for selling fake investments to the public through a boiler room. Kiran is currently also instructed by various individuals being prosecuted by HMRC in a range of circumstances including VAT invoicing fraud and allegations arising from claims to the covid-19 support schemes.

Most of Kiran’s matters involve marshalling large volumes of paperwork often containing complex information. Kiran is well experienced in presenting and explaining this to the client in a user-friendly way.

Kiran’s practice also incorporates a niche in clients facing allegations for sexual offences. In the past few years, Kiran has been privately instructed by a variety of clients facing allegations of this nature in a variety of circumstances, securing favourable outcomes for clients:

  • A banker facing FCA regulatory investigations for allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace
  • The director a publicly listed company facing allegations of sexual harassment
  • Well-known celebrities facing allegations of historic rape
  • Representation of students facing allegations of sexual offences in an educational setting
  • Various business persons and senior executives facing allegations of rape and other serious sexual offences.


  • Queen Mary’s University of London – Law degree – LL.B (Hons)
  • The College of Law – The Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • University of London, MSc Government Policy & Politics