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Warning: Website "www.edwinmorllp.com" operating for "Edwin Morris LLP"

17 July 2017

A website is operating from "www.edwinmorllp.com" which falsely claims to be for a firm of solicitors called "Edwin Morris LLP".

What is the scam?

A website is operating from "www.edwinmorllp.com" falsely claiming to be for "Edwin Morris LLP".

The website claims that "Edwin Morris LLP" are based at One Redcliff Street, Bristol, BS1 6TP, and gives a number of contact email addresses ending "edwinmorllp.com", including "info@edwinmorllp.com".

The website claims the following individuals are solicitors at "Edwin Morris LLP": "Edwin C. Morris", "Abigail Flynn", "Mary Garcia" and "Alice Long".

The SRA does not authorise a firm named "Edwin Morris LLP", nor does it authorise or regulate any solicitors by the aforementioned names.

The SRA has been informed that the website for "Edwin Morris LLP" has copied details from the website of a genuine firm of solicitors, including the names and details of some its genuine solicitors (please see below).

Any business or transactions through any firm or business purporting to be called "Edwin Morris LLP" through the website "www.edwinmorllp.com" or the email addresses referred to above 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 has been informed that the above website has been copied from the website of Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP, a genuine firm authorised and regulated by the SRA. It has several genuine offices, including an office in Bristol at Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA. Its genuine website is www.vwv.co.uk.

Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP has confirmed that neither it nor any genuine solicitors employed at Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP have any 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.