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Brilliant Legal Representation

“I was recently represented by Kang & Co Solicitors for a drink driving charge. From the initial telephone call it was clear that Kang & Co were experts in this field. They provided sound advice and diligently guided me through the process leading up to the court case. Through their legal representation I was able to avoid a community order and receive the best possible outcome for my case .”

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Flawless Legal Help

“They had very little time to go ahead with getting all valid documents needed for my case, they were extremely efficient and great at calming me and keeping me updated with my case and it’s details with interviews and courtrooms to appear in, overall great experience with kang and co, I came out with a 2 year suspended sentence instead of a 1 year custodial sentence for GBH without intent. I now get to spend the time caring for my nan and helping with my family’s needs.”

L. Roddis, TrustPilot

Kang & Co Solicitors is a truly specialist high-end law firm providing legal advice and representation for all matters involving Criminal Law and Driving Offences. We are ranked as a top tier law firm by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partner’s prestigous law guides.

Our head office is located at 1 Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre and we offer our services throughout England and Wales on a private fee-paying basis. We also have an office at 330 High Holborn in London and another office in central Milton Keynes. We are frequently instructed by individuals and businesses nationwide.

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Birmingham Office

1 Victoria Square
Birmingham
West Midlands
B1 1BD

330 High Holborn Kang and Co Solicitors London

London Office

330 High Holborn
Holborn
London
WC2A 1HL

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Milton Keynes Office

The Pinnacle
Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes
MK9 1BP

Business Hours

Monday – Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Weekends/Bank Holidays
Closed

Meetings at our offices are by Appointment Only

Revenge Porn Defence Solicitors

Specialist criminal solicitors and barristers at representing clients facing investigation or prosecution for Revenge Porn offences

On Monday, 13th April 2015, Section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 came into force, which created a new criminal offence of ‘disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress’ which is now more commonly referred to as the offence of ‘revenge porn’.

If you are under police investigation, or have recently been charged with the offence of ‘revenge porn’ under Section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, call our specialist private criminal defence solicitors on 03308189837 or complete our Contact Form to find out how we can advise and provide you with robust defence representation in Court.    

What is Revenge Porn?

Section 33 makes it a criminal offence for a person to share private, sexual materials of another person without their consent and with the purpose of causing distress.

For a photograph or film to fall within the definition of this offence, the photograph or film will need to be private and sexual. This may include an image or film that depicted an individual’s exposed genitals, or a picture of someone who is engaged in sexual behaviour or posing in a sexually provocative way, if what is shown is not of a kind ordinarily seen in public.

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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 with a top ranking in the category of Crime (which includes Driving Offence), the highest ranking that can achieved in the Chambers 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.”

Section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015

In order for the prosecution to secure a successful conviction against a person charged with this offence, the prosecution must prove beyond all reasonable doubt that:

 

  1. a person discloses a private sexual photograph or film;
  2. without the consent of an individual who appears in the photograph or film; and
  3. with the intention of causing that individual distress.
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Activity Which May Result in Prosecution

There are a variety of different scenarios which may result in a prosecution for this offence however, common examples may include: 

  • Sharing intimate images or videos using social media: As an example, sharing intimate sexual images or videos of an ex-partner on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  • Uploading intimate images or videos to a porn site: As an example, pploading a sexual video of an ex-partner onto Pornhub  
  • Sharing intimate images or videos on a messaging platform: This may include sending private sexual photographs or videos of an ex-partner to friends via Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp or SnapChat.

Revenge Porn Defences

There are several defences available to this charge which include:

  • It is not an offence to disclose the photograph or film to the individual who appears in the photograph or film;
  • It is a defence if the defendant reasonably believed that the disclosure was necessary for the investigation, prevention or detection of crime;
  • It is a defence where a person discloses material in the course of or with a view to the publication of journalistic material so long as the person concerned reasonably believed that the publication in question was or would be in the public interest;
  • It is a defence where the defendant reasonably believed that the material was previously disclosed for reward and had no reason to believe that the previous disclosure for reward was made without the consent of the individual;
  • A person charged with an offence is not to be taken to have disclosed a photograph or film with the intention of causing distress merely because that was a natural and likely consequence of the disclosure;

Revenge Porn Sentence

This offence is an ‘either-way’ offence which can be heard before the Magistrates’ or Crown Court. A person convicted of this offence will receive a criminal record and possibly a prison sentence of up to 2 years.  

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Why Instruct Kang & Co?

Clients choose us to represent them for their criminal law case (such as Revenge Porn), 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 KC’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.

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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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