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Warning: Website for "City Law LLP"

23 December 2016

A website is operating from "www.citylaw-llp.com", which falsely claims to be for a law firm providing legal services. 

What is the scam?

A website is operating from "www.citylaw-llp.com", which falsely claims to be for a law firm providing legal services.

The website is for a firm called "City Law LLP", which claims to be a firm of solicitors providing legal services.

The website provides a contact address of 9 St Andrew Street, London, EC4A 3AF, the telephone numbers "+44 774 609 0272", "0207 467 3981" and "07773 847 877"; fax number "+44 207 691 7239" and the email addresses "info@citylaw-llp.com" and "jb@citylawllp.com".

The website lists Joseph Lobo as the firm's managing partner. The website misuses the names Nicholas Turner, Tanya Seevaratnam, Christopher Ward, Will Searle, Julia Turner and Alex Gordon who are all genuine solicitors, and also includes the names of individuals who are not authorised and regulated by the SRA.

The website also misuses content from a genuine website for the firm Summit Law LLP.

The SRA does not authorise or regulate an individual called Joseph Lobo. Any business or transactions through the firm "City Law LLP" using the contact details shown above are not undertaken by a solicitor's practice or by an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm called Rosenblatt. The firm's genuine address is 9 - 13 St Andrew Street, London, EC4A 3AF. The firm have confirmed that they have no knowledge of, or no connection to, the website referred to above.

Summit Law LLP is a genuine firm which is authorised and regulated by the SRA. They have confirmed that neither they nor any genuine solicitor employed by them, have any connection to the website referred to above.

The SRA authorises and regulates a number of solicitors with the names Nicholas Turner, Tanya Seevaratnam, Christopher Ward, Will Searle, Julia Turner and Alex Gordon. The SRA does not believe that any of these persons are connected to the website mentioned above.

What should I do?

When a firm's or individual's identity has been copied exactly (or cloned), due diligence is necessary. If you receive correspondence claiming to be from the above firm(s) or individual(s), or information of a similar nature to that described, you should conduct your own due diligence by checking the authenticity of the correspondence by contacting the law firm directly by reliable and established means. You can contact the SRA to find out if individuals or firms are regulated and authorised by the SRA and verify an individual's or firm's practising details. Other verification methods, such as checking public records (e.g. telephone directories and company records) may be required in other circumstances.