Alerts

Warning: Unsolicited telephone calls falsely using the name of Rexton Law LLP

19 May 2017

Members of the public have received telephone calls falsely claiming to be from a representative of Rexton Law LLP called "Anne Mills".

What is the scam?

The SRA has been informed that members of the public have recently received telephone calls from a person falsely claiming to be a representative of Rexton Law LLP. The calls are understood to be in respect of a supposed entitlement to a sum of money relating to a timeshare. The caller is reported to have given the name "Anne Mills" and an address in central London.

The telephone calls are not genuine.

Any business or transactions conducted through such telephone calls as described above are not undertaken by a solicitor's practice or an individual authorised or regulated by the SRA.

Update – 25 May 2017

The SRA has received information that calls similar to those warned of above are continuing and that the caller has also given the name "Martin Rexton".

The SRA does not authorise and regulate a genuine solicitor called Martin Rexton.

Any business or transactions conducted through such telephone calls are also not undertaken by a solicitor's practice or an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.

Is there a genuine firm or person?

Rexton Law LLP is a genuine firm which is authorised and regulated by the SRA. The firm has its genuine head office at The Old Post Office, 38 South Riding, Bricket Wood, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NE.

The genuine firm of Rexton Law LLP has confirmed that it does not employ (and has never employed) anyone called "Anne Mills".

The SRA does authorise and regulate a genuine solicitor called Anne Margaret Mills, who works as a solicitor at a different genuine firm.

Rexton Law LLP and the genuine Anne Margaret Mills have confirmed that they have no connection to the telephone calls referred to in the above warning.

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.