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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

Document misusing the name of Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP

19 January 2018 – An individual has received emails and a document falsely claiming to be from Martin Gunson of Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP.

Emails misusing the name Band Hatton Button Solicitors

19 January 2018 – Emails have been sent which falsely claim to be from Haydn Jones of Band Hatton Button Solicitors.

Email falsely claiming to be from "@Cornwall Law LLP"

18 January 2018 – An email has been sent to a law firm in relation to a property transaction which falsely claims to be from "Hendrik Rikard" of "Cornwall-Law".

Emails misusing the name and address of Burges Salmon LLP

12 January 2018 – Emails have been sent regarding a supposed inheritance, which falsely claim to be from John Barnett of Burges Salmon LLP.

Letters claiming to be from "Richard Willmott Chambers & Co" and website “www.rwillmottllc.com”

10 January 2018 – A website at “www.rwillmottllc”, and letters in the name of "Richard Willmott Chambers & Co", falsely claim to be for a firm of solicitors providing legal services.

Emails misusing the name of David Berman

10 January 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from David Berman, in relation to an unclaimed inheritance.

An email falsely claiming to be from Sabeeah Shaukat of Maher & Co

9 January 2018 – An email has been sent which falsely claims to be from Sabeeah Shaukat of Maher & Co, with an attachment that may be malicious.

Emails misusing the name of Stephensons Solicitors LLP

8 January 2018 – Emails have been sent which falsely claim to be from Stephensons Solicitors LLP in relation to a BACS remittance.

Emails from "EBR & Co Solicitors LLP"

27 December 2017 – Emails have been sent to law firms claiming to be from "EBR & Co Solicitors LLP" in relation to a "Sales Memorandum".

Correspondence misusing the name of Edwin Coe LLP

22 December 2017 – Correspondence has been sent to the public misusing the name of Edwin Coe LLP in relation to an inheritance matter.

Correspondence falsely claiming to be from Sangeeta Rabadia

22 December 2017 – Correspondence has been sent which falsely claims to be from Sangeeta Rabadia, which contains a malicious attachment.

Email claiming to be from "Raewyn Anne Parsons"

21 December 2017 – Emails have been sent from “Raewyn Anne Parsons” attaching identification documents and an invoice for investment advice.

Emails misusing the details of EL Law Ltd

21 December 2017 –  Emails have been sent which falsely claim to be from Emma Lewis at EL Law Ltd in relation to a conveyancing matter

Correspondence misusing the name of James Beresford

20 December 2017 – Emails and faxes have been sent to law firms and the public falsely claiming to be from James Beresford, either at Slater & Gordon LLP or at "Westview Solicitors".

Emails from "John ONeill Solicitors LLP"

19 December 2017 – The SRA has been informed that an email has been sent in the name "John ONeill Solicitors LLP", in relation to an unclaimed inheritance.

Email misusing the name and address of “Alliance Solicitors”

14 December 2017 – The SRA understands that an email falsely claiming to be from Alliance Solicitors has been sent to members of the public, stating "Please find attached for your urgent attention”.

Faxes falsely claiming to be from "Craig Partners LLP"

12 December 2017 – Faxes have been sent falsely claiming to be from Craig Partners LLP, in relation to an unclaimed inheritance.

Correspondence misusing the name of Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP

12 December 2017 – Letters and emails falsely claiming to be from Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP, relating to a purported inheritance or an outstanding invoice.

Email from "Charles George (Principal Solicitor)" of "Charles George Immigration"

7 December 2017 – Emails have been sent from "Charles George (Principal Solicitor)" of "Charles George Immigration", regarding an offer of employment.

Emails from "Verdex Solicitors LLP"

4 December 2017 – Emails have been sent to law firms claiming to be from "Verdex Solicitors LLP" in relation to a memorandum of sale.

Correspondence from “Fisher Solicitors”

1 December 2017 – Correspondence has been sent using the name “Fisher Solicitors”, relating to an unclaimed inheritance.

Emails misusing the name of Wanda A. Adam

24 November 2017 – Emails have been sent misusing the name of Wanda A. Adam in respect of investment opportunities.

Emails from "Edwin Coe Esq" / "Coe Assosciates Law Firm"

23 November 2017 – Emails have been sent using the names "Edwin Coe Esq" and "Coe Associates Law Firm", relating to the supposed transfer of an investment.

Correspondence from"Rayman & Rayman Chambers"

17 November 2017 – A letter purporting to be sent by "Rayman & Rayman Chambers" has been sent to a member of the public in relation to the acceptance of a donation of £1,000,000.

Emails falsely claiming to be from Lawcomm Solicitors

14 November 2017 – Emails have been sent to law firms, falsely claiming to be from Lawcomm Solicitors in relation to a memorandum of sale.

Emails from “Mexter Solicitors LLP”

13 November 2017 – Emails have been sent which falsely claim to be from “Mexter Solicitors LLP”, in relation to a conveyancing matter. 

Emails falsely claiming to be from "Owen & Co Solicitors"

13 November 2017 – Emails have been sent falsely claiming to be from Owen & Co. Solicitors, in relation to supposedly claiming an abandoned investment.

Emails from "Moore & Co Solicitors LLP"

8 November 2017 – An email has been sent in relation to a conveyancing transaction, falsely claiming to be from "Emily Moore" of “Moore & Co Solicitors LLP”.

Website and letters from "Henry & Daniel Immigration"

6 November 2017 – A website and emails in the name of "Henry & Daniel Immigration" falsely claim to be solicitors providing legal services.

Websites misusing the name of A H Fitzgerald Solicitors Limited

6 November 2017 – Websites are operating from www.ahfitzgerald.com and www.ahfitzgerald-solicitorsltd.com, which falsely claim to be for a law firm providing legal services.

Certified documents which misuse the name "North Ford Solicitors"

2 November 2017 – Documents have been certified which falsely claim to be authenticated by North Ford Solicitors.

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