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Deepak Vij


LLB (Hons)

Deepak Vij is highly ranked as a Leading Individual in Financial Crime & ranked as a Band 1 Lawyer

Legal 500 & Chambers, 2024

Is a very heavyweight and well known specialist. He regularly features in high profile cases of utmost seriousness and complexity.”

LEGAL 500, 2024

“Clients facing the largest and most complex allegations of financial crime flock to him as they appreciate he is one of the very best solicitors in this area.”

Legal 500, 2024

Deepak Vij is the head of the Fraud and Complex Crime department at ABV Solicitors. Deepak specialises in high profile, complex white & grey-collar serious fraud cases and has over 25 years of experience in this field. He has featured in the Mail on Sunday, Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph for being rated as one of Britain’s top rated solicitors. He is also highly recommended consistently in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Deepak is extremely sought after and consulted regularly on matters including investigations conducted by the SFO, FCA, NCA, HMRC, Trading Standards, Local Authority, DBIS and the CPS.

His work includes advising clients and corporations both pre and post charge. These clients include companies, high-net worth individuals, professionals, law enforcement offices and people in the public eye / household names.

Deepak has built his practice in defending serious and complex fraud cases which include conspiracies to defraud, relating to mis-selling investments, boiler room frauds, land banking frauds, advance fee frauds and various collective investment schemes, large scale mortgage frauds, vishing / phishing frauds, cross border money laundering, VAT and various HMRC offences.

Deepak also has vast experience in dealing with offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act, Confiscation and Asset Forfeiture, Restraint Orders and Extradition together with major / serious organised violent crimes including Murder, Corporate Manslaughter and Offences under the Health and Safety Work Act 1974.

Deepak has defended clients in some of the largest prosecutions in the country and is highly regarded and respected within the profession. He continues to work tirelessly and diligently to achieve the best results for all of his clients.

Deepak’s track record is both extensive and impressive. As a result of his reputation and success, Deepak has built his practice entirely on recommendations.

Deepak is also rated by VouchedFor and by Super Lawyers and described as a credit to the legal profession.

As a fraud supervisor and contract manager on the Very High Cost Cases (VHCC) Panel, Deepak has a vast amount of experience of working on VHCC cases, often involving multiple defendants, high value offences and major organised crime, which are usually accompanied by voluminous prosecution disclosure.

Deepak is a member of IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms, where he is an advisor under the area of White Collar Crime. He is also a member of the LCCSA (London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association) and POCLA (Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association).