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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 London, Manchester, and a head office in Birmingham, KANGS is renowned for its serious criminal, white-collar fraud, regulatory and tax litigation work.

For more than twenty-five years, KANGS has been diligently representing clients in criminal investigations, and have the honour of being recognised as one of the country’s premier criminal law firms. Their excellence has been acknowledged by top legal directories, including the esteemed Legal 500 and Chambers UK, where they have consistently been top ranked.
Furthermore, their dedication to excellence was highlighted when they were honoured with the esteemed Legal 500 award for ‘Criminal & Fraud Law Firm of the Year.’

Principal areas of work
Well-known for their expertise in handling a wide range of criminal cases from murders and multimillion-pound drugs conspiracies to financially motivated offences and white-collar crime, KANGS represents a broad spectrum of clients. Their clients include professionals like fellow solicitors, surveyors, accountants, city traders, as well as medical practitioners such as doctors, dentists, and pharmacists, among others.
Other clients include:

      • Publicly listed companies including FTSE 100 PLCs
      • Private limited companies
      • Partnerships, LLPs, and Sole Traders
      • Company CEO’s & Directors
      • Politicians
      • TV personalities
      • Professional sport people

Financial Investigations and White-Collar Crime

The white-collar work for which they offer representation include a broad range of regulatory and financial fraud investigations conducted by the SFO, FCA, HMRC, NCA and the CMA. The investigations are often international and include:

      • Bribery & corruption
      • Investment fraud
      • Crytoasset fraud
      • Insider trading and market manipulation
      • Money laundering
      • Insurance fraud
      • Ponzi schemes
      • Tax investigations
      • Payroll and company fraud

Proceeds of Crime (POCA) & Confiscation

KANGS has a nationally renowned specialist team dedicated to managing all matters stemming from the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), with a proven track record of success in confiscation proceedings. Recognised nationally for their expertise in ‘POCA and Asset Forfeiture work’ by the legal directory Chambers UK, they have represented clients in a range of proceeding including:

      • Restraint Orders
      • Cash Seizures
      • Civil Recovery Orders
      • Property Freezing Orders
      • Confiscation of Assets
      • Account Freezing Orders

Tax & HMRC Investigation and Litigation

KANGS has considerable experience in advising and representing national corporate clients, directors, employees, and individuals in relation to tax investigations (civil and criminal) conducted by His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

They have gained national recognition for their expertise in handling MTIC, Kittel, and VAT fraud cases, and have provided invaluable assistance to clients in the following investigations:

      • COP8
      • COP9 and the Contractual Disclosure Facility
      • Criminal Investigation and Prosecution
      • Civil tax investigations

Regulatory Law

Specialising in regulatory law, KANGS represents both individuals and corporations in investigations initiated by various regulatory bodies including the Health & Safety Executive, the Environment Agency, Trading Standards, the Insolvency Service, FCA and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Their scope covers a range of issues such as:

      • Corporate manslaughter
      • Fire safety
      • Food safety
      • Financial misconduct
      • Waste management and disposal
      • Company director disqualification
      • Trading Standards investigations
      • ICO investigations

KANGS also provide a range of specialist services:

      • Extradition
      • Defence of sexual allegations
      • Road Traffic and motoring offences
      • Cybercrime & Computer misuse

Other offices: City of London

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 Amandeep (‘Aman’) works in the Criminal and…
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 Mr John Veale Head of Regulatory
Number of UK partners : 1
Number of other UK fee-earners : 15