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Rape Defence Solicitors

Top ranked Criminal Law firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners

Our highly skilled private criminal defence solicitors and barristers have significant expertise in defending individuals that are either under police investigation or have recently been charged with rape under Section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003

An allegation of rape is extremely serious and can be highly distressing. If you require private criminal defence representation, please call our lawyers on 0330 818 9837 or complete our Contact Form to speak with one of our lawyers.

Successfully challenging a rape allegation can be difficult, and for that reason it is important that you secure high quality legal representation at the earliest opportunity if you have been falsely accused.

Due to the very serious nature of this allegation, the offence is classified as indictable only, which will result in the case being heard before the Crown Court.

Section 1 Sexual Offences Act 2003

The offence of rape is contained within Section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. For the prosecution to secure a conviction of rape, the following elements of the offence will need to be proven.

  1. A person intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth of another person (B) with his penis;
  2. B does not consent to the penetration, and
  3. A does not reasonably believe that B consents.
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Chambers Top Ranked Law Firm

Our law firm is ranked amongst the top tier of law firms in the United Kingdom in the category of Crime (which includes Driving Offences) by the prestigious Chambers and Partners law guide.

Legal 500 Leading Firm

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.”

Defending an Allegation of Rape

There are several different ways in which a person charged with rape may defend this allegation. However, the more common grounds of defending allegations of rape are either because the alleged incident did not take place whatsoever, and the allegation is false, or the sexual activity was consensual.

Consent

Defending a charge based on consent can be a complex issue, and one which requires an expert legal analysis of the circumstances and the prosecution evidence. Whether consent was given can be affected by several factors including the age of the complainant, the mental health of the complainant and whether alcohol or drugs were involved.

Rape Sentence

As a conviction for this offence is very serious, the Court has the power to impose a sentence of life imprisonment. A person that is found guilty after trial or enters a guilty plea will face a prison sentence. It will be for the Court to consider the circumstances of the offence to determine an appropriate length of the sentence.

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Why Instruct Kang & Co?

Clients choose us to represent them for their criminal law case (such as sexual offences or rape), because of our excellent track record and understanding approach towards their case, we understand and appreciate the impact of a conviction on your professional and personal life.

We have an outstanding reputation in the industry and regularly receive positive feedback from our clients. Regardless of how serious or minor the offence, our team of skilled criminal law solicitors are well trained, and highly motivated to protect your rights. If you instruct us to defend your case, we will explain everything to you about your prosecution and will discuss your bespoke defence strategy with you in detail and will advise you on all the possible outcomes.

In addition to having our own in-house barristers and advocates, we also have strong working relationships with very senior members of the Bar (including QC’s) and other leading legal experts in their field who can form part of your legal defence team.

 

Our Reputation

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 Yell.

Kang & Co Solicitors are also recognised as a Top Ranked Law Firm for Criminal Law by the prestigious Chambers & Partners legal guide and The Legal 500. This reputation has been developed by providing unrivalled expertise, practical advice, communication, and court advocacy.

If you choose to appoint us to defend your 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.

AGREED FEE
CRIMINAL LAWYERS

 Our Agreed Fees for Private Crime cases start from;

£2,800 + VAT

Paying Privately for Court Cases

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.

Advantages of Paying Privately for a Specialist Criminal Defence Lawyer

  1. Expertise: There are very limited number of law firms throughout the country that only accept criminal cases on a private fee-paying basis, these lawyers will usually only accept such cases because they possess superior legal knowledge and expertise.
  2. CommunicationPaying for legal representation privately will usually result in better and more frequent communication with your Solicitor and Barrister. Lawyers paid privately will usually respond to e-mails and phone calls quickly.
  3. PreparationThe 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.
  4. Service: Clients that instruct lawyers via private funds will receive a substantially better service than those using legal aid.   
  5. QualityThe overall quality of legal representation from private client solicitors is significantly superior.
  6. ConsistencyWe provide all our clients with consistency and continuity, the lawyer dealing with your case will be the same person from start to finish.

In addition to having our own in-house barristers and advocates, we also have strong working relationships with very senior members of the Bar (including QC’s) and other leading legal experts in their field who can form part of your legal defence team.

Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

Our top-rated criminal defence team understand that being prosecuted will have a devastating impact upon your career, future income and your professional profile. For that reason we leave no stone unturned when it comes to scrutinising the evidence and planning a strong defence strategy.

We appreciate that for many white-collar workers and regulated professionals a conviction for a crime could result in a professional regulatory body such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority, General Medical Council or Financial Conduct Authority assessing whether you remain suitable to continue in your profession given the criminal conviction on your record. We aim to secure the best possible outcome for all our clients, as a conviction could result in life changing consequences or prevent you from continuing your chosen career path.

It is important to appreciate that a relatively minor conviction, such as common assault, may not result in a custodial sentence (prison). However, a conviction could potentially result in the end of your career or issues with other aspects of your life, such as travelling to other countries for holidays or work. Our lawyers understand that being prosecuted can be a tough time and your case is a priority for us. Instructing our specialist top-ranked criminal lawyers to represent you will give you the best possible chance of a successful outcome and we will fight your corner to win.

Our solicitors appreciate that if you are a public figure or sports personality, a criminal conviction or even investigation could potentially result in suspension from public office or cancellation of sponsorship/advertising deals. It is, therefore, crucial that you instruct a qualified and experienced criminal defence law firm that has previously represented many high-profile clients and professionals, as this will provide you with the best chance of a not guilty verdict.

A criminal record for an offence such as assault, battery or harassment could also cause difficulties in family law / care proceedings as a criminal conviction will create a further obstacle to overcome in those proceedings. The lawyer you choose to instruct to defend your case will have a significant impact upon the direction and outcome of the case, therefore you should take serious consideration when choosing the law firm.

To contact one of our specialist private crime lawyers, phone us on 0330 818 9837 for an initial telephone case assessment and a no obligation fixed fee quotation or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you.

Our Clients

We represent the full range of clients from ordinary people, through to high-net worth individuals, business owners, sports personalities and actors. We are instructed by individuals that are in a financial position to pay privately for legal representation and those that appreciate the benefits of doing this, as opposed to using public funding.

We have significant experience in successfully defending:

Company Directors

Police Officers

Teachers

Solicitors

Sports Personalities

Financial Professionals

Politicians

Entertainers

Medical Professionals

Students

Business Owners

Religious Figures

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Feedback from our clients is helpful and appreciated at Kang & Co to help our team to continually improve our services.

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Our Offices

Birmingham Head Office

1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
B1 1BD

London Office

330 High Holborn
London
WC2A 1HL

Milton Keynes Office

The Pinnacle
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BP

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