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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

Correspondence misusing the name of Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

17 January 2019 – Faxed correspondence from "Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP" has been sent, in relation to a supposedly unclaimed "permanent life insurance policy".

Stamp and emails misusing the name of "Burrows"

17 January 2019 – Documents have been sent purportedly signed by "Ashit Roy Thakkar" and endorsed with a "stamp" from "Burrows Solicitors".

Document stamp misusing the name and address of Hedges Law

17 January 2019 – A document has been sent, purportedly endorsed with a "stamp" from "Hedges Law" which includes "UK" after the address of the firm.

Individual misusing the name "Lance Mason"

11 January 2019 – A member of the public has been contacted by an individual who falsely claimed to work for "Lance Mason".

"James Burkett Solicitor" and the website "www.jamesburkettsolicitors.com"

8 January 2019 – The website "www․jamesburkettsolicitors․com" is operating, which falsely claims to be the website for a law firm in Essex.

Website and email misusing the name of Spratt Endicott Solicitors

3 January 2019 – An email has been sent from "Spratt Endicott Solicitors", asking for payment to a fraudulent bank account

Emails misusing the name "Barrister Paul Richmond"

24 December 2018 – Emails claiming to be from "Barrister Paul Richmond" are being sent to members of the public, in connection with transferring inheritance money.

Website in the name of "Orlow Chapman & Co Solicitors"

21 December 2018 – The website "orlowchapman.com" is operating, which falsely claims to be a law firm in Leeds.

Linked In profile misusing the name Linklaters LLP

20 December 2018 – The SRA has been informed that a “Linked In” profile has been created in the name of “Jane Lewis” falsely claiming to be a solicitor at Linklaters LLP

Unsolicited telephone calls claiming to be from "True Solicitors LLP"

20 December 2018 – A member of the public has received unsolicited telephone calls, claiming to be from "True Solicitors LLP."

Unsolicited telephone calls claiming to be from "Major Law"

20 December 2018 – Members of the public have received unsolicited telephone calls, claiming to be from "Major Law" based in Newcastle.

Website “www․ericsmithsolicitors․co․uk”

20 December 2018 – The website "www․ericsmithsolicitors․co․uk" is operating, falsely claiming to be for a firm of solicitors.

Unsolicited telephone calls using the name "Alpine Solutions"

14 December 2018 – A member of the public has received unsolicited calls purporting to be from a law firm called "Alpine Solutions".

Emails misusing the name of Alain-Christian Monkam

14 December 2018 – An email has been sent from "Solicitors & Limited Alain Christian Monkam", in respect of a purported "lottery win in excess of €250,000".

Letters misusing the details of Gill Bowness Solicitors and Panacea Solicitors

13 December 2018 – A letter has been sent falsely claiming to be from Gill Bowness Solicitors in respect of a road traffic accident claim.

Email misusing the name of Samuel Maw of Eversheds

12 December 2018 – An email has been sent falsely claiming to be from Samuel Maw of Eversheds in relation to the payment of an invoice.

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

11 December 2018 – Members of the public have received unsolicited telephone calls, claiming to be from "MTA Solicitors LLP".

Emails misusing the name Greenberg Traurig LLP

10 December 2018 – Emails have been sent falsely claiming to be from "Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP" in respect of an acquisition.

Email misusing the name Julian Monk of "Howell Jones Solicitors"

7 December 2018 – An email has been sent falsely claiming to be from Julian Monk of Howell Jones LLP in relation to a transfer of funds.

Website "www.anderslegalservices.co.uk"

6 December 2018 –  The website "www․anderslegalservices․co․uk" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a firm of solicitors.  

Unsolicited telephone calls using the name "Michael Taylor Solicitors"

5 December 2018 – A member of the public has received unsolicited calls purporting to be from "Michael Taylor Solicitors".

Telephone calls from "Your Law Major"

4 December 2018 – A member of the public has received telephone calls claiming to be from "Your Law Major".

Correspondence regarding an inheritance falsely claiming to be from Austin Ryder & Co

3 December 2018 – Members of the public have received correspondence which falsely claims to be from Bruce L Crabb of Austin Ryder & Co relating to an unclaimed inheritance.

Emails misusing the name ASB Law LLP

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

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. 

Letter from The Miller Law Group

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

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.

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