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We aim to help you make well-informed choices about using legal services. Our scam alerts warn you about people who call themselves solicitors but are not. If you're a client of a solicitor or firm we have decided to prosecute or close down, the service you receive may be affected—find out more about what you should do if the firm you are using has closed.


Recently issued scam alerts

"Stamp" misusing the name of “Twinwood Law Practice Limited”

18 October 2018 – A "Commercial Lease Agreement" has been sent purportedly endorsed with a stamp the name of "Twinwood Law Practice Limited".

Email misusing the name and postal address of Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP

18 October 2018 – An email has been sent to a member of the public misusing the name and address of Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP.  

“W.Peterson Law & Co” and the website “www.wpetersonlaw.com”

18 October 2018 – The website "www․petersonlaw․com" is operating, falsely claiming to be for a legal firm with offices in Birmingham.

Emails misusing the name of Bromleys Solicitors LLP

17 October 2018 –  Emails have been sent falsely claiming to be from Martin Blaylock of Bromleys Solicitors LLP.

Document from "Towns Needham Barristers and Solicitors Ltd"

17 October 2018 – A contractual agreement has been sent from "Towns Needham Barristers and Solicitors Ltd" in respect of a cryptocurrency investment.

"Philip Johnson & Batuhan", "Ian Blight & Associates" and "Russel Gate & Partners"

17 October 2018 – Websites "www.philipjohnsonbatuhan.com", "www.ianblightassociates.com" and "www.russelgatelawpartners.com" falsely claim to be for law firms.

“Duke and Adams LLP” and the website "www․dukeandadamsllp․com"

15 October 2018 – The website "www․dukeandadamsllp․com" is operating, falsely claiming to be a law firm.

Letters misusing the name of Creighton & Partners Solicitors.

15 October 2018 –  Letters have been sent falsely claiming to be from Creighton & Partners Solicitors.  

Employment Contracts from "Kingsley Napley LLP"

15 October 2018 – Members of the public have received a contract of employment from "Kingsley Napley LLP". 

Letter misusing the name of Garratts Solicitors

12 October 2018 – Letters have been sent from “Stephen Garratt” of “Garratts Solicitors” in relation to an audit performed on the “Sutter Holding Group”

Emails and telephone calls misusing the name "Conway & Co Solicitors"

11 October 2018 – Emails have been sent and telephone calls made falsely claiming that “Conway & Co Solicitors” is assisting in the administration of a compensation fund.

Website and emails for "McKenzie Monroe Solicitors"

9 October 2018 – The website "www.mckmonroesolicitors.co.uk" is operating, falsely claiming to be a law firm. 

Emails misusing the name Birkett Long LLP

8 October 2018 – Emails have been sent falsely claiming to be from Birkett Long LLP in respect of an unclaimed inheritance.

An email has been sent misusing the name Taylor Walton LLP

5 October 2018 – An email has been sent misusing the name Taylor Walton LLP.

Emails misusing the name of Mayer Brown International LLP

5 October 2018 –  Emails have been sent falsely claiming to be from Mayer Brown International LLP.

"Willgress Chambers & Solicitors" and the website "www․willgresschambers․com"

4 October 2018 – The website “www․willgresschambers․com” is operating, falsely claiming to be for a firm of solicitors.

Telephone call from "Money Claims Advisory Group"

4 October 2018 – The SRA has received a report that a telephone call has been made from "Money Claims Advisory Group".

Emails from "Lawrence Gerard Ford"

2 October 2018 – Emails have been sent from "Lawrence Gerard Ford". The emails relate to a supposedly unclaimed inheritance.

Emails misusing the name of Doyle Clayton Solicitors

1 October 2018 – Emails have been sent misusing the name of Doyle Clayton Solicitors. The emails relate to a supposedly unclaimed inheritance. 

“Stamp” misusing the name of "Bowling & Co Solicitors"

1 October 2018 – A law firm has received documentation purportedly certified with a stamp of "Bowling & Co Solicitors" 

Emails misusing the name ASB Law LLP

28 September 2018 – Emails have been sent which falsely claim to be from "ASB Law LLP".

Letter from The Miller Law Group

20 September 2018 – A letter has been sent from The Miller Law Group referring to an inheritance matter. 

Correspondence misusing the name "Raymond Saul Solicitors"

20 September 2018 – Correspondence has been sent by fax, claiming to relate to an inheritance matter and falsely claiming to be from Raymond Saul Solicitors. 

Emails and Letters from "Alexander Jackson Solicitors" or "A Jackson Solicitors"

20 September 2018 – A letter and emails have been sent from "Alexander Jackson Solicitors" or "A Jackson Solicitors" in relation to a lease extension transaction. 

A website and correspondence misusing the name of Stephensons Solicitors LLP

19 September 2018 – The bogus website "www․stephensonsllp․com" is operating, and is connected to other correspondence misusing the name of Stephensons Solicitors LLP.

"Peter & Peters Solicitors LLP" and the website "www.peterandpetersllp.com"

19 September 2018 – The website "www.peterandpetersllp.com" is operating, which falsely claims to be the website for a law firm in London.

Website and correspondence misusing the name of Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

18 September 2018 – The website "www.ppsolicitorsllp.com" was operating, and falsely claiming to be the website for a law firm in London. 

“Andrew Gillett Law LLP” and website “www.andrewgillettlaw.com”

17 September 2018 – A letter has been sent from "Andrew Gillett Law LLP". The letter relates to a supposedly unclaimed inheritance. 

Emails misusing the name and address of Axiom Stone Solicitors and website www․axiomstones․co․uk

14 September 2018 – Emails have been sent falsely claiming to be from Parveen Sidhu of Axiom Stone Solicitors, in respect of bank payments and attached documents.

"Antony Goodman & Associates LLP", "Antony Goodman Attorney at Law" and "www.antonygoodman.com"

13 September 2018 – The website "www.antonygoodman.com" is operating, which falsely claims to be the website for a genuine law firm in London.

Emails claiming to be from "Bolton Solicitors LLP".

11 September 2018 –  Emails have been sent falsely claiming to be from “Bolton Solicitors LLP” in respect of a “Revised Signed Contract”.

Emails misusing the name of Macnamara King Solicitors

7 September 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from Marcella King of Macnamara King Solicitors.

Repeated unsolicited telephone calls claiming to be from "MTA Solicitors LLP"

7 September 2018 – A member of the public has received unsolicited telephone calls, claiming to be from "MTA Solicitors LLP" or "MTA Personal Injury Solicitors LLP".

"Samuel Solicitors" and the website "www.samuel-solicitors.com"

7 September 2018 – The website "www․samuel-solicitors․com" was operating, which falsely claimed to be the website for a law firm in London.

Emails misusing the name O’Neill Patient Solicitors LLP

6 September 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from O’Neill Patient Solicitors LLP. The emails request payment into a bank account.

“WG Whitfield & Gladwell” and the website "www.whitfieldgladcham.com"

4 September 2018 – The website “www․whitfieldgladcham․com” is operating, which falsely claims to be the website for a law firm in London.

Telephone call from "Arion Law Society/Solicitors"

3 September 2018 – A telephone call has been made from "Arion Law Society/Solicitors" in respect of a “lottery win in New York”.

Funding agreement misusing the Aaron & Partners LLP’s old logo

3 September 2018 – A funding agreement, described as a "Memorandum of Understanding (Working Agreement)" printed on paper bearing the previous logo, address and watermark of Aaron & Partners LLP is being circulated to members of the public by persons unknown.

"Stamp" misusing the name Kleyman & Co Solicitors Limited

3 September 2018 – Financial institutions have received documentation purportedly endorsed with a stamp of “Kleyman & Co Solicitors".

Document misusing the name and business address of Albert Badia.

3 September 2018 – A "Commercial Lease Agreement" has been sent, misusing the name of Albert Badia.

Telephone calls from "3DM Legal Limited"

31 August 2018 – The SRA has received a report that telephone calls have been made from "3DM Legal Limited" requesting “fees” for various reasons.

Emails misusing the name of Thrings LLP

31 August 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from Rebecca Strong of Thrings LLP. The email was sent from a scam email address.

Email misusing the name of Edwin Coe LLP

31 August 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from “Edwin Coe Attorneys” in respect of a “change of ownership” of a large sum of money.

Emails claiming to be from "Holt & Longworth Solicitors"

30 August 2018 – The SRA has been informed of email correspondence claiming to be from "Holt & Longworth Solicitors”.

Telephone call misusing the name of "Your Law LLP"

28 August 2018 – A member of the public has been contacted by a company, which  stated that it was calling from "Your Law Major".

Website and correspondence misusing the name of Edwin Coe LLP

24 August 2018 – The website "www.edwincoes.com" was operating, and falsely claiming to be the website for a law firm in London

Letter from Probitass Solicitors LLP

24 August 2018 –  A letter has been sent from Probitass Solicitors LLP referring to an inheritance matter. 

Website operating in the name of "Bond and Reed Associates"

23 August 2018 – The website, “bondandreedassociates․co․uk” is operating, falsely claiming to be a law firm.  

Email relating to “Escrow account for BCLP Intermediary Limited”

23 August 2018 – An email has been sent relating to an escrow account in relation to “BCLP Intermediary Limited”.

“Henry Rochester Immigration” and the website “www.henryrochesterimmigration.com”

21 August 2018 –  The website “www․henryrochesterimmigration․com” is operating, which falsely claims to be a law firm.

Document misusing the name Summerfield Browne Solicitors

17 August 2018 – A document claiming to be a “Sworn Affidavit of Claim/Support” misusing the name Summerfield Browne Solicitors has been sent to a member of the public.

Letter from “Branson Solicitors LLP”

17 August 2018 – A letter has been sent from “Branson Solicitors LLP” referring to an offer to buy air space.

“Cap Governance LLP” and the website “www.capgovernancellp.com”

16 August 2018 – The website “www.capgovernancellp.com” is operating, which falsely claims to be the website for a law firm in London.

Email misusing the name of Breeze & Wyles Solicitors Limited

16 August 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from “Breeze & Wyles Solicitors Limited” containing a link to a shared file. 

Contact by telephone misusing the name of True Solicitors LLP

15 August 2018 – Contact by telephone has been made by an individual falsely claiming to be from True Solicitors LLP, regarding a road traffic accident. 

Emails sent from “William Ryan LLP”

15 August 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from "William Ryan LLP" in relation to an inheritance matter.

Document misusing the name of Penningtons Manches LLP

10 August 2018 – Documents claiming to be from Penningtons Manches LLP in relation to a supposed "Service invoice - Probate/Letter of Administration". 

Email misusing the name Langley Wellington LLP

10 August 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from “Langley Wellington LLP”, asking if “funds can be transferred to my other company account”. 

“McKenzie Monroe LLP” and the website “www.mckmllp.com”

7 August 2018 – The website “mckmllp․com” is operating, which falsely claims to be for a law firm in London.

“Henry Newport Immigration” and the website “www.henrynewportimmigration.com”

2 August 2018 – The website “www․henrynewportimmigration․com” is operating, which falsely claims to be a law firm.

Website in the name of “BCLP INTERMEDIARY”

1 August 2018 – The website “bclpi․com” is operating, which falsely claims to be the website for a law firm.

Emails misusing the name Duncan Lewis Solicitors

4 May 2018 – Emails have been sent, claiming to relate to an inheritance matter and falsely claiming to be from a partner at "Duncan Lewis Solicitors".

Telephone calls misusing the name of Sarah Waddington Solicitors

19 March 2018 – Members of the public have been contacted by a company, which has falsely stated that it is associated with “Sarah Waddington Solicitors”.

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