Alerts

Warning: Email misusing the contact details of Insight Law LLP

2 December 2016

The SRA has been informed that emails have been sent which attach a letter misusing the address of a branch office of Insight Law LLP.

What is the scam?

The SRA has been informed that emails have been sent which attach a letter misusing the address of a branch office of Insight Law LLP.

The email invites the recipient to open an attached letter which asks the recipient to respond with consent to nominate themselves as a beneficiary of an inheritance.

The letter claims to be sent from "Paul Greg Jones" of "Insight Law Associates LLP". The letter provides the telephone and fax number "+44 703 593 7829" and an email address of "pgregjones@representative.com".

The letter provides a contact address of 11 Berkley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1HG. The letter also provides the names Simon Fox and Anthony Brown.

The letter was sent from the email address "pgregjones@gmail.com".

The SRA does not authorise or regulate any firm with the name "Insight Law Associates LLP".

Any business or transactions through "Insight Law Associates LLP", the email addresses "pgregjones@gmail.com" and "pgregjones@representative.com", or the telephone and fax number "+44 703 593 7829" are not undertaken by a solicitor's practice or an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA does authorise and regulate a genuine firm called Insight Law LLP.

The genuine firm has a branch office address at 11 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1HG.

The SRA authorises and regulates a number of individuals called Paul Jones, Simon Fox and Anthony Brown. Paul Jones and Simon Fox are Partners of the genuine firm Insight Law LLP. Anthony Brown is not an employee of the firm. It is understood that none of these individuals are linked to these emails.

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.