Warning: Website for Laven Legal Services

20 April 2017

The SRA has received information relating to a website "", for Laven Legal Services, which is currently in operation.

What is the scam?

The SRA is aware of the website, for Laven Legal Services.

This website provides a registered address of 8 Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JN, a trading address of 133 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7BX, the telephone number 0207 998 5712 and the email address, ""

Any business or transactions through the website "," email address "" or telephone number 0207 998 5712 are not undertaken by a solicitor's practice or an individual authorised or regulated by the SRA.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

The SRA previously authorised and regulated a genuine firm called Laven Legal Services Limited. The genuine Laven Legal Services Limited ceased practising on 1 October 2016 and the SRA no longer authorises or regulates a firm of this name.

Individuals connected to the previous genuine firm have confirmed that they have no connection to the website referred to 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.