Business & White-Collar Crime Solicitors
Expert solicitors in representing clients facing investigation or prosecution for Fraud or White-Collar Business Crime Offences
Our Solicitors and Barristers are experienced in advising and defending individuals and companies that are facing investigation or prosecution for Fraud or White-Collar Business Crime Offences. Over recent years there has been a significant increase in the detection and prosecution of Fraudulent activities and Business Crime and it is crucial that you appoint expert legal advice as soon as possible. Call our lawyers on 0330 818 9843 for a no obligation initial telephone assessment.
Business Crime Solicitors
Businesses are subject to a wide range of legislation and regulation which if not complied with could result in a Criminal Prosecution against the company and key individuals such as Company Directors or Managers.
Our Business Crime Solicitors have experience in representing companies and company directors facing prosecution for offences such as:
- VAT Fraud
- Revenue Fraud
- Commercial Fraud
- Employee Fraud
- Regulatory Offences
- Money Laundering
- White Collar Fraud
- Bribery and Corruption
- Insider Dealing
Our law firm is ranked amongst the top tier of law firms in the United Kingdom with a top ranking in the category of Crime (which includes Driving Offence), the highest ranking that can achieved in the Chambers Guide.
The Legal 500 guide describes Kang & Co Solicitors as being “well adept at tailoring its resources to an individual case and investing heavily for the client. Legal advice is honest and the team always takes into consideration the views of the client.”
Prosecutions for fraud are dealt with under the Fraud Act 2006 which came into force in January 2007.
Section 1 of The Fraud Act 2006 creates a general offence of fraud and introduces three ways in which it can be committed:
- Fraud by false representation
- Fraud by failure to disclose information when there is a legal duty to do so
- Fraud by abuse of position
For the prosecution to be successful:
- the defendant’s conduct must be dishonest;
- his/her intention must be to make a gain; or cause a loss or the risk of a loss to another.
- No gain or loss needs to have been made.
A conviction of fraud can result in imprisonment of up to 10 years, substantial Court Fines and confiscation of assets. The sentence imposed by the Court will depend upon the nature and circumstances of the offence and the value of the alleged fraud.
Areas of Expertise
Our Solicitors and Barristers can be appointed to represent Companies and Individuals for cases involving:
- Interviews under caution
- Pre-charge legal advice
- Bail applications
- Negotiating with the prosecution
- Preparing cases for trial
- Sentence hearings
Once our lawyers are appointed on a Fraud or Business Crime Prosecution we scrutinise the prosecution evidence to identify weaknesses and will prepare the case for trial if appropriate.
When we are appointed to defend a business, we will also work to protect the reputation of the business.
Prosecutions involving fraud or white-collar crime will usually be brought by:
- Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
- Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
- HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
- Financial Services Authority (FSA)
- National Crime Agency (NCA)
Paying Privately for Criminal Defence
We have been covering only private client criminal cases for many years and the benefits to our clients are clear. Our clients receive a much higher level of legal expertise and attention, because they are funding their cases privately. This enables us to dedicate more time in preparing the case, compared with firms that may also offer legal aid. Legal aid lawyers (Duty Solicitors) are often over-worked and are covering more cases than they should, as the nature of their work is not profitable, and this can result in your case not receiving the time and attention it deserves.
Our private client solicitors are specialists in their field, have significant experience and will have dealt with other cases like yours in the past and will know the best strategies to achieve a not guilty verdict.
Our Agreed Fees for Private Crime cases start from;
£2,500 + VAT
Birmingham Head Office
1 Victoria Square
330 High Holborn
Milton Keynes Office
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BP