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Kangs Solicitors
34 St Pauls Square
B3 1QZ

Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud Tier 1

Spearheaded by Hamraj Kang ('one of the most sought-after solicitors in the country'), the large fraud and criminal defence team at Kangs Solicitors 'attracts headline work due to its brilliant team of lawyers'. The group is well-known nationally for advising Premier League football clubs and media/ sports personalities on a diverse range of criminal issues. In addition, the group has been busy advising on fraud issues emanating from the government support programmes. The 'totally unflappable' John Veale  continues to deal with some of the most serious and complex large scale mortgage frauds and CIS fraud cases. Helen Holder heads the Crown Court department. Timothy Thompson is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Hamraj Kang

Other key lawyers:


‘Hamraj Kang is a tactically brilliant lawyer. John Veale is an experienced, dedicated solicitor you want on your side. Helen Holder is a first rate solicitor who is calm, measured and always provides excellent advice‘.

‘Hamraj Kang is outstanding. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of his clients cases. He is always on it‘.

Kangs’ strength is its commitment to going above-and-beyond in the preparation of their cases. Potential clients can rest assured that, in any complex fraud case, Kangs Solicitors will assiduously work on the detailed preparation of their case’.

‘Kangs has a national reputation in fraud and ‘white collar’ crime, but also deals with defendants in general criminal work, at a very high level of competence. Their advice to clients is accurate and realistic’.

‘There is complete personal service for my clients. They are prompt, efficient and discuss the issues in the case to ensure all are aligned.  Hamraj Kang- he is efficient, responsive and tactical’.

‘Very few firms can field a team of criminal and fraud lawyers to match the skilful group at Kangs Solicitors. A firm that is always ahead of the game and its competitors due to its outstanding client care and will to always win for their clients’.

‘Hamraj Kang oozes class and clients adore both his smooth style and relentless work ethic. A man that every client wants in their corner if they are lucky enough to secure his services. A market leader for many years who is acknowledged internationally for his expertise in litigation involving significant fraud’.

‘John Veale is the calmest solicitor you will ever meet irrespective of the scale or urgency of the problem. He steers the client very calmly and carefully to some brilliant outcomes. If you need somebody to fight your corner, Helen Holder is that person – she will not let you down’.

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented its client in an eight-month trial relating to a large money laundering prosecution valued at £266m arising from gold bullion trading.
  • Representing a company director in relation to a HMRC investigation into offshore tax structures in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Nevis, Switzerland and Mauritius.
  • Representing a Dutch National in one of the first cryptocurrency criminal frauds prosecuted in the UK with a value of £10m.

Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals) Tier 6

With offices in London, Birmingham, and Manchester, Kangs Solicitors‘impressive' specialist fraud department is highly recommended for its capabilities in complex tax and money laundering investigations. The firm has notable expertise in fraud proceedings involving cyber and crypto assets, representing a client-base spanning across the finance, construction, and media sectors. Practice head Hamraj Kang  - 'a real market leader in fraud litigation' - routinely advises individuals on bribery and corruption matters, while John Veale handles large-scale mortgage fraud cases. Timothy Thompson focuses on financial crime-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Hamraj Kang

Other key lawyers:

John Veale; Timothy Thompson; Fergus Harrington


‘Fergus Harrington is a highly dedicated member of this team with whom I have worked on a number of cases, including a high-profile eight-month case in 2022 (the United Kingdom’s largest money laundering case). He was well able to meet the extensive preparation demands of this case, and formed an excellent professional relationship with the client. In my view he is particularly adept at gaining a client’s trust, not least because of his approachable demeanour and first-class work ethic.’

‘Hamraj Kang is a real market leader in fraud litigation. He handles complex and international litigation in his stride. A lawyer who is much in demand and always sought after in the high value litigation. A very intelligent lawyer who is a tactical genius – his lateral thinking is frightening.’

‘John Veale is a vastly experienced fraud litigator. Always involved in the most serious cases and admired by clients for his calming influence in high stakes litigation. John remains focused and calm in high pressure situations just when clients need him the most.’

‘This is a team of professionals at the top of their games. They provide a Rolls Royce service to their clients. They provide realistic advice but leave no stone unturned so that clients appreciate that the advice they receive is fully thought through and, as a result, wholly reliable.’

‘Kangs is an impressive, leading white collar crime practice. It is at the forefront of white-collar investigations and related civil fraud cases. Having worked with the firm on major high stakes cases the firm is known for its top quality representation of high-profile clients. It’s cases invariably involve cross border issues and acts against international enforcement agencies such as the SEC. It also has a significant Tax Fraud practice UK wide acting in the big-ticket investigations and proceedings.’

‘Hamraj Kang displays unparalleled tactical acumen, positioning him as one of the most exceptional legal minds in the country, particularly in the realm of financial crime. His strategic brilliance and deep understanding of complex legal issues make him a formidable force in the field. Hamraj’s expertise and reputation firmly establish him as one of the best in the business, earning the trust and admiration of clients and peers alike.’

‘Together, Hamraj Kang and Tim Thompson form an exceptional team at Kangs Solicitors, delivering unparalleled legal services with utmost professionalism and skill. Their remarkable talents and commitment to excellence set them apart, making them invaluable assets to their clients and a testament to the firm’s unwavering dedication to providing outstanding legal representation.’

‘An excellent law firm with the drive and commitment to become a national leader in white collar crime. They are led by the hugely talented Hamraj Kang who is a tireless worker and demanding taskmaster in the pursuit of the provision of top-quality legal service.’

Work highlights

  • Represented a client in the largest money laundering prosecution brought in the UK (value £266 million) arising from gold bullion trading.
  • Representing a company director in relation to a HMRC investigation into offshore tax structures in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Nevis, Switzerland and Mauritius.
  • Representing a Dutch National in one of the first cryptocurrency criminal frauds prosecuted in the UK with a value of £10 million.

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

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior partner Hamraj Kang hkang@kangssolicitors.co.uk 07976 258171
Photo Name Position Profile
Mick Carney photo Mick Carney Mick Carney is a qualified Solicitor having been admitted to the Roll…
Helen Holder photo Helen Holder Head of Crown Court Department As the Head of the Crown Court…
Hamraj Kang photo Hamraj Kang Hamraj Kang, senior partner of Kangs Solicitors, has over twenty years’ experience…
Amandeep Murria photo Amandeep Murria Head of Serious Crime Team As the result of being a solicitor…
Colin Parker photo Colin Parker Criminal & Regulatory Department Colin Parker was admitted as a solicitor in…
Sukhdip Randhawa photo Sukhdip Randhawa Head of the Investigations & Magistrates’ Court Team Sukhdip Randhawa (‘Suki’) has…
Tim Thompson photo Tim Thompson Head of Tax Tim Thompson is an experienced Solicitor who joined Kangs…
John Veale photo John Veale Head of Regulatory
Number of UK partners : 1
Number of other UK fee-earners : 15