Fraud Defence Solicitors
Specialist criminal solicitors and barristers at defending clients with allegations of serious fraud. Top ranked by The Legal 500 and Chambers.
If you are under investigation for or have recently been charged with fraud, it is vital that you secure expert legal representation at an early stage of the criminal proceedings. This will maximise the chances of receiving the most successful outcome.
Our specialist team of private client criminal defence lawyers can be appointed on competitive fixed fees to advise and represent you or your company in relation to an allegation or prosecution of fraud. Our fixed fees start from £2,500+VAT which includes initial legal advice and representation at the first Court Hearing.
What is Serious Fraud?
Serious fraud usually involves high values and an advanced level of complexity to undertake the alleged course of conduct. It can include investment fraud, such as Ponzi schemes or boiler room fraud in addition to a wide range of corporate fraud.
Due to the complexity and expertise required in bringing a successful prosecution, these types of prosecutions are usually investigated and undertaken by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
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.”
The Sentence for Fraud
Prosecutions are usually brought under the Fraud Act 2006, which covers a range of different conduct which can be considered as fraudulent. This includes:
- False representation – Section 2
- Failing to disclose information – Section 3
- Abuse of position – Section 4
The sentence imposed by the Court will be determined by the value, the level of complexity and other factors such as the relationship between the parties. The Court can impose a sentence of up to 10 years imprisonment for fraud.
As this type of criminal offence can result in a lengthy prison sentence, it is crucial to secure specialist representation so that you have the best possible chance of a successful outcome.
Paying Privately for Criminal Defence
Kang and Co 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 and resources in preparing cases, compared with firms that 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 generally 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
Our Fraud Services Include
Conspiracy to Defraud
Bribery & Corruption Defence
We are a Leading National Private Client Criminal Defence Law Firm, that frequently receives 5-star reviews and positive feedback from satisfied clients on Trustpilot, Google Reviews and Review Solicitors.
We are also recognised in the prestigious Legal 500 and Chambers guide as a Top Tier Criminal Law Firm. This reputation has been developed by providing unrivalled expertise, practical advice, communication and court advocacy.
If you choose to appoint us to defend your fraud case, we guarantee that you will be provided with the best legal representation available, which in turn will provide you with the best chance of a successful result at Court.
Advantages of Paying Privately for a Specialist Criminal Defence Lawyer
- Expertise: There are a very limited number of law firms throughout the country that only accept criminal fraud cases on a private fee-paying basis, these lawyers will usually only accept such cases because they possess superior legal knowledge and expertise.
- Communication: Paying for legal representation privately will usually result in better and more frequent communication with your Solicitor, Barrister and Legal Team. Lawyers defending fraud cases paid privately will usually respond to e-mails and phone calls quickly.
- Preparation: The amount of time a lawyer spends preparing a case and considering the evidence will have an impact upon the result. Paying privately will ensure that the lawyer can spend enough time on case preparation, which will have a positive impact on the overall outcome of the case. We prepare thoroughly for each case.
- Service: Clients that instruct lawyers via private funds will receive a substantially better service than those using legal aid.
- Quality: The overall quality of legal representation from private client solicitors is significantly superior.
- Consistency: We provide all our clients with consistency and continuity, the lawyer dealing with your case will be the same person from start to finish.
How Much Will a Private Solicitor Cost Me?
Each client and each case is individual and different, for that reason, there are no set fees for our cases because the cost will be determined by the number of offences, the nature of the offence and the evidence in the case. If you are interested in appointing us as your lawyers to defend a case of fraud, please call us and we can provide you with an estimate on the cost to take your case to trial.
Our fees for representation at the First Magistrates’ Court Hearing start from £2,500+VAT and this will include a meeting with one of our lawyers, initial detailed legal advice and representation at the Magistrates’ Court.
What Will Happen When You Contact Us?
When you call us regarding your fraud case, you will be transferred to one of our specialist Private Criminal Defence Solicitors and we will take some initial details regarding the allegation made against you. Once we have a basic understanding of the allegation, and your version of events we will be able to provide you with our initial thoughts on the options available to you and how we can assist.
We will also provide you with an indication of the likely cost to defend your case and will provide you with a fixed fee for appointing us as your legal team.
As such matters can be life-changing, we cannot provide any detailed advice on how you should plead, and the strength of your case during the initial phone call. Detailed advice will be provided once we are formally instructed as your lawyers and once we have considered the evidence in the case.
The Process of Appointing Our Lawyers
Once you have spoken with us and been given an initial case assessment and fee for representation at the First Magistrates’ Court Hearing, if you wish to proceed with formally appointing us, please notify us as soon as possible.
A Fixed Fee invoice will be e-mailed to you and full payment of the invoice will need to be made via BACS or online transfer. Once we have received payment of the fee, a file will be opened, and an appointment will be booked for you to meet us at our offices in Birmingham, Milton Keynes or London in person so that we can discuss the allegation with you and provide you with detailed initial advice.
Birmingham Head Office
1 Victoria Square
330 High Holborn
Milton Keynes Office
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BP