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Kiran Mehta

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Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors

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Fraud and Serious Crime

Position

Partner specialising in complex fraud and serious crime. Client base consisting primarily of professionals and high-net-worth individuals including fellow members of the legal profession, accountants, doctors, academics, company directors and entrepreneurs who find themselves facing criminal allegations. Has extensive experience of defending prosecutions by the FCA, CMA SFO, NCA (formerly SOCA), HMRC and DEFRA.  Currently engaged by one of the defendants in one the largest drug importation cases in the UK involving multiple parallel international investigations with volume of case papers extending tens of thousands of pages.  Also representing a defendant in a large scale international money laundering investigation, allegations in excess of £60 million.  Kiran also continues to be instructed by one of the defendants in Operation Tabernula, which is the FCA's largest and most complex investigation into insider dealing.  In the past, Kiran has also successfully represented a defendant prosecuted by the CMA leading to an acquittal and secured the Crown offering no evidence for a defendant in a large, multi-million pound Construction Industry Scheme tax fraud. He has also acted for defendants charged in a large scale charities fraud prosecuted by the Charities Commission in conjunction with the Crown Prosecution Service and various other HMRC investigations into VAT fraud. Past achievements also include successfully representing a former Director of a leading accountancy firm who faced charges of bribery and corruption and financial impropriety arising from the Tottenham Hotspurs / West Ham United Football Clubs' bids for the Olympic Stadium. Also secured the acquittal of a client on a number of alleged frauds within the telecommunications industry involving Orange plc and Vodafone plc. With a reputation for conducting pre-charge work with tenacity and vigour, he has an excellent track record for averting the threat of prosecution against his clients. Kiran is currently privately instructed by a number of individuals to make pre charge representations to avoid charge in a range of circumstances.  Kiran also defends against confiscation orders both in substantive proceedings and on appeal.

Kiran has a growing regulatory practice and is privately retained by professionals in an array of circumstances from online homeopathy retailers being investigated by the MHRA to a care home owner being investigated by the CQC and a business that is the subject of a complaint to the ASA.  In addition, he is also advising members of the medical profession in relation to regulatory breaches.  He is also advising a large business in relation to failures to comply with HMRC regulations.

Career

Qualified 2006, Neumans 2008 - 2017, Hodge Jones & Allen 2017 - to date.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales, Young Fraud Lawyers Association, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.

Education

Queen Marys University of London 2000-03: LLB (Hons) Law; College of Law London 2003-05; University of London 2006-08 MSc Govt. Policy and Politics.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors advises on serious crimes including extradition, murder, sexual crimes, drugs offences, dangerous driving and those with human rights aspects. It represents vulnerable individuals and also high-net-worth individuals such as celebrities. Raj Chada leads on advising 15 defendants who prevented a plane deporting refugees from taking off at Stansted airport by breaking into the airport and blocking the runway; the case is ongoing. Nigel Richardson heads the team, supported by Graeme Hydari and senior associate Gary Monks. Kiran Mehta and Atiyah Malik joined as partners. Samira Noor Khan left the firm.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors is ‘a firm dedicated to the old-fashioned virtue of conscientious hard work in pursuit of their clients' interests’. The firm is acting for an ex-trader of derivatives at Barclays who is one of the accused in the EURIBOR case. Head of team John Hartley is ‘a wise, calm and astute practitioner with a wealth of experience, and an empathetic but realistic manner’. Raj Chada is ‘highly intelligent, quick, and committed; he is unstinting in the care and time he devotes to his clients’. Kiran Mehta joined the department as a partner.

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