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We aim to help you make well-informed choices about using legal services. Our scam alerts warn you about people who call themselves solicitors but are not. If you're a client of a solicitor or firm we have decided to prosecute or close down, the service you receive may be affected—find out more about what you should do if the firm you are using has closed.


Recently issued scam alerts

"Henry Prescot Immigration" and the website "http://henryprescotimmigration․com"

22 July 2019 – The website "http://henryprescotimmigration․com" is operating, which falsely claims to be a law firm.

Documents falsely claiming to be misusing the name "Andersons Solicitors"

16 July 2019 –  Assured shorthold tenancy agreements have been prepared misusing the name "Andersons Solicitors".

Emails from an "moreblatch․com" address, misusing the name of Moore Blatch LLP

16 July 2019 – Emails have been sent misusing the name of Moore Blatch LLP and its employees.

Emails from an "@dutongregory․com" address, misusing the name of Dutton Gregory Solicitors

12 July 2019 – An email has been sent misusing the name of Dutton Gregory Solicitors, providing supposedly new bank details to a client.

Fax sent from "David Tagg"

12 July 2019 – Faxes have been sent claiming to be from "David Tagg" in relation to an unclaimed life insurance policy.

Email misusing the name of Herbert Smith LLP

12 July 2019 –  The SRA has received a report that an e-mail has been sent, claiming to be from Herbert Smith LLP, in relation to receiving an inheritance.

Email using the name RBS Solicitors

11 July 2019 – The SRA has been informed that an email has been sent using the name "RBS Solicitors" in relation to a revised contract and sales memorandum.

Individual using the name Kerry Marie Ferson

11 July 2019 – Correspondence has been sent from an individual purporting to be a solicitor, using the name Kerry Marie Ferson.

The website: https://www․josephfrasiersolicitors․co․uk

11 July 2019 – The website https://www․josephfrasiersolicitors․co․uk is operating, falsely claiming to be a firm of solicitors.

Website "www․legallondonlawlimited․co․uk" misusing the name "Legal@London Law"

9 July 2019 – The website "www․legallondonlawlimited․co․uk" is operating, falsely claiming to be for a London based law firm․

Emails from "Oaks Chambers" misusing the address of Watson Farley & Williams LLP

5 July 2019 – Emails misusing the address of Watson Farley & Williams LLP have been sent, regarding a supposedly unclaimed inheritance.

Financing documents misusing the name Brownstone Law Limited

4 July 2019 – Documents related to a commercial financing arrangement that falsely refer to Brownstone Law Limited as the Escrow Agent.

"Michael Clifford Solicitors" and website "https://michael-clifford․business․site/"

4 July 2019 – Tenancy agreements from "Michael Clifford Solicitors" have been sent and a connected website is operating.

Letter misusing the name of Barnes And Partners

3 July 2019 – A letter has been sent purporting to be signed by Nigel Barnes of Barnes And Partners.

Emails misusing the name of Duncan Lewis Solicitors

2 July 2019 – Emails have been sent misusing the identity of Duncan Lewis Solicitors as part of a scam to trick people into believing that they have won the lottery.

Email misusing the name of Perry Hay & Co

2 July 2019 – An email has been sent falsely claiming to be from Perry Hay & Co, claiming to provide details of a "subsidiary" bank account.

Emails misusing the name of The Howe Practice Limited

28 June 2019 – Emails have been sent misusing the name of The Howe Practice Limited providing false bank account details.

Email misusing the name of Harper James Solicitors

28 June 2019 – An email has sent misusing the name "Harper James Solicitors", claiming to provide new bank details.

Telephone calls misusing the name of Bott & Co

26 June 2019 – Members of the public have received telephone calls falsely claiming to be calling on behalf of Bott & Co.

Letter and website misusing the name of Adans Solicitors & Advocates

25 June 2019 – A letter has been sent and a website set up (at "www․advatass․com"), misusing the name of Adans Solicitors & Advocates․

Website "https://petershonellp․com"

24 June 2019 – The website "https://petershonellp․com" is operating.

Correspondence from "Mitchell & Associate LLP" and the website "mitchellandassociate․com"

24 June 2019 – Correspondence from "Mitchell & Associate LLP" has been sent, in relation to a supposed inheritance.

Email misusing the name of Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt Solicitors

21 June 2019 –  Emails have been sent misusing the identity of Jen Finch of Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt Solicitors.

Emails misusing the name of Bird & Bird LLP and Andrew Danson

21 June 2019 – Email has been sent misusing the identity of Bird & Bird LLP and Andrew Danson.

Invoice misusing the name of Jacqueline Craig

21 June 2019 – An invoice has been sent misusing the name of Jacqueline Craig in relation to the payment of a service fee.

Website "www․emp-aspireltd․com"

21 June 2019 – The website "www․emp-aspireltd․com" is operating, falsely claiming to be authorised and regulated by the SRA.

Emails falsely claiming to be from "Rebecca & Co Solicitors" and "Habbort Law LLP"

20 June 2019 – Emails are being sent falsely claiming to be from "Rebecca & Co Solicitors" and "Habbort Law LLP" referring to a Revised Sales Contract and Memorandum of Sale.

Emails from "Adams & Co. Solicitors", which may contain or link to malware

18 June 2019 –  Emails have been sent claiming to be from "Adams & Co. Solicitors", which may contain or link to malware.

Email and document misusing the name and details of Mills & Reeve LLP

14 June 2019 – An email and document misusing the name and details of Mills & Reeve LLP have been sent regarding an unclaimed inheritance.

Website "www․richardmoss-associates․com" for "Richard Moss & Associates LLP"

13 June 2019 – The website "wwww․richardmoss-associates․com" is operating, falsely claiming to be for a genuine law firm (see below regarding genuine firms).

Letter from "Karls & Shepherd Law" and the website "www․karlshepherdlaw․com"

13 June 2019 – A letter has been sent to a member of the public from "Karls & Shepherd Law" and the website “www․karlshepherdlaw․com” which falsely claims to be a genuine law firm in London.

Correspondence misusing the name of Jonathan Moody.

12 June 2019 – Correspondence has been sent misusing the name of Jonathan Moody in relation to documentation for 'next of kin' for property rights and claiming money for a charity.

Emails sent from lloyd․chance@lloydchancelawoffice․com and solicitorlloydford@gmail․com

11 June 2019 – Emails have been sent to a member of the public claiming to be from "Lloyd Chance" in relation to an Inheritance Act scam.

Email sent from "Melvincohen76@consultant․com"

10 June 2019 – Emails have been sent claiming to be from "Melvin Cohen" in relation to winning a Facebook promotion.

Website misusing the name of Thomas O’Maoileoin and cloning the website of Axiom Stone Solicitor

7 June 2019 – A website has been set up misusing the name of Thomas O’Maoileoin and cloning the website of Axiom Stone Solicitors.

Email misusing the details of CMS Cameron Mckenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

6 June 2019 – An email misusing the details of CMS Cameron Mckenna Nabarro Olswang LLP has been sent to a member of the public regarding an abandoned investment.

Emails misusing the name and details of Kingsley Napley LLP

6 June 2019 – Emails from "stephenparkinsonuk@gmail․com", falsely claiming to be from Stephen Parkinson of Kingsley Napley LLP in relation to an inheritance issue.

Emails and letters misusing the name of Glaisyers LLP

6 June 2019 – Correspondence has been sent misusing the name of Glaisyers LLP and its employee, Adele Flett.

Text messages falsely claiming to be from Birketts LLP

6 June 2019 – Text messages are understood to have been sent misusing the name of Birketts LLP, asking for payment of outstanding invoices.

Emails from "J. Harold & Co. Solicitors"

6 June 2019 – Emails have been sent claiming to be from "J. Harold & Co. Solicitors" in relation to a property transaction.

Emails misusing the details of Thorne Segar Limited and one of their employees

5 June 2019 – Emails have been sent misusing the name of Ella Farmer of Thorne Segar Limited, sending a link which may contain malware.

Emails misusing the name of Lux Nova Partners Limited

4 June 2019 – Emails have been sent misusing the name of a director of Lux Nova Partners Limited.

Correspondence misusing the name of Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

17 January 2019 – Faxed correspondence from "Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP" has been sent, in relation to a supposedly unclaimed "permanent life insurance policy".

Email and website misusing the name of ABK Solicitors and Barkat Khan

31 May 2019 – An email has been sent and a website set up misusing the name of ABK Solicitors and Barkat Khan.

Emails misusing the name of DLA Piper

29 May 2019 – Emails have been sent misusing the identity of DLA Piper UK LLP as part of a scam to trick an entity into making a payment to a fraudulent bank account.

Fax and a website misusing the name Aaron & Partners LLP

28 May 2019 – A fax has been sent and a website set up misusing the name of Aaron & Partners LLP.

Fraudulent emails misusing the names Glaisyers Solicitors and Glaisyers LLP

24 May 2019 – Accounts staff at businesses have been duped into paying money to bank accounts which are not those of a genuine firm of solicitors.

Letter from 'Witney & Mason Solicitors LLP'

23 May 2019 – A letter has been sent from 'Witney & Mason Solicitors LLP' claiming to be a law firm based in Witney. 

Stamp misusing the name of "Lia Solicitors"

21 May 2019 –  Documents have been received by law firms purportedly certified with a stamp of "Lia Solicitors".

Email from "Albertino Solicitors LLP"

21 May 2019 – An email has been sent to a member of the public claiming to be from "Albertino Solicitors LLP", sending a link which may contain malware if opened.

Website "www․colemansolicitors․com"

20 May 2019 – The website 'www․colemansolicitors․com' is operating.

Emails misusing the name Warwick Vesey Solicitors

17 May 2019 –  Emails have been sent to members of the public misusing the name Warwick Vesey Solicitors.

Emails misusing the details of Johnsons Solicitors Limited and Anna Kasperek

16 May 2019 – Emails have been sent to members of the public claiming to be from Anna Kasperek of Johnsons Solicitors Limited, sending a link which may contain malware.

Correspondence from "Steele Solicitors" and the linked website www․steelesolicitorsllp․com

16 May 2019 – Correspondence has been sent and a website set up in the name of "Steele Solicitors" - relating to a supposedly unclaimed life insurance policy.

Correspondence purportedly from "Lorraine M.Morris-Independent Solicitor", regarding investment

16 May 2019 – Documentation has been prepared in relation to a supposed investment in a company, misusing the name "Lorraine M. Morris – Independent Solicitor".

Correspondence misusing the name of Bone & Payne

14 May 2019 – Correspondence has been sent misusing the name of Bone & Payne requesting a payment to be made into a bank account.

Emails misusing the identities of Heritage Solicitors and Lightfoots LLP

14 May 2019 – Emails have been sent misusing the identities of Heritage Solicitors and Lightfoots LLP in relation to conveyancing work.

Emails misusing the name of Linklaters LLP

10 May 2019 – Emails have been sent misusing the name Linklaters LLP, providing supposed updated bank details.

Emails from "Shawn Dawson" / "Shawn Law Chambers"

10 May 2019 – Emails have been sent claiming to be from "Shawn Dawson" and "Shawn Law Chambers", in relation to an inheritance.

Documents misusing the name of Leonard Jacobs

10 May 2019 – A supposed "High Court" document and fake Practicing Certificate have been produced, which misuse the name of Leonard Jacobs.

Correspondence misusing the name of Philip Youdan

8 May 2019 – Letters have been sent to individuals in the USA in relation to an unclaimed 'permanent life insurance policy', misusing the name Philip Youdan.

Website: www․stephencolgate-solicitor․co․uk

8 May 2019 – The website www.stephencolgate-solicitor.co.uk is operating.

Emails misusing the name of EM Law

7 May 2019 – Emails have been sent from someone using the name "Ashleigh Lewis", misusing the name of EM Law in relation to a legal dispute.

Letters from JPO Legal Solutions

7 May 2019 – Letters have been sent from "JPO Legal Solutions" referring to a claim in relation to cavity wall insulation.

Emails misusing the name of Percy Short & Cuthbert

7 May 2019 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from "Percy Short & Cuthbert" containing a link to a shared file.

Correspondence misusing the name of Mikhail Sokolov

3 May 2019 – Correspondence misusing the name of Mikhail Sokolov, in relation to supposedly assisting with recovering funds from a fraudulent broker.

Website: www․acumensionlegal․co․uk

3 May 2019 – The website "www․acumensionlegal․co․uk" is operating, which falsely claims to be the website for a genuine law firm in Luton.

"Oncklaw" and the website "www․oncklaw․com"

3 May 2019 – The website "www․oncklaw․com" is operating, falsely claiming to be for a firm of solicitors based in London.

Letter from "Anthony Brown Law Firm" regarding a possible inheritance

3 May 2019 – A letter has been sent from "Anthony Brown Law Firm", regarding a supposed inheritance deposited in a "Trunk Box of Personal Treasure".

Email from "James Wellington" misusing the name Hatten Wyatt

2 May 2019 – An email has been sent from "James Wellington" misusing the name Hatten Wyatt in relation to an insurance policy claim.

Emails misusing the name of Penningtons Manches LLP

2 May 2019 – Emails have been sent misusing the name Pennington’s Manches LLP, enclosing a supposed link to an encrypted message regarding a "Purchase Contract".

Emails misusing the details of Clyde & Co LLP

1 May 2019 – Emails misusing the details of Clyde & Co LLP have been sent to members of the public regarding an unclaimed inheritance scam.

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