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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

Email misusing the name R T Law

20 July 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from “R T Law”, containing a link to a shared file.

Conveyancing documents misusing the name of "Arion Law Solicitors Ltd"

19 July 2018 – Letters and emails from "Arion Law Solicitors Ltd" or "Arion Law" have been sent in relation to a property transaction. 

Letter misusing the name “ULA Solicitors”

18 July 2018 – A letter has been sent falsely claiming to be from “ULA Solicitors Incorporating Ullah Law Associates” in relation to monies being held in escrow.

Email misusing the name “IMD Solicitors LLP”

17 July 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from “IMD Solicitors LLP”, containing a link to a shared file.

Email misusing the name “Osborne Clarke Solicitors”

16 July 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from “Osborne Clarke Solicitors”, containing a link to a shared file.

Emails referring to “picn solicitors” and a medical directory

16 July 2018 – Emails have been sent to several firms of solicitors, referring to “picn solicitors” in relation to a medico legal directory mailing list membership.

Emails misusing the name Jeremy Weaver

16 July 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from “Jeremy Weaver”, referring to an attached document.

Emails misusing the name Herbert Smith Freehills

10 July 2018 – Emails have been sent which falsely claim to be from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. 

Emails misusing the name of Andrew Lidbetter

10 July 2018 – Correspondence misusing the name of Andrew Lidbetter. 

Email misusing the name Sriharans Solicitors

9 July 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from Sriharans Solicitors, containing an attachment and a link.

Email misusing the name of David Maddock

4 July 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from David Maddock of Clarke Willmott LLP. The email relates to a supposed unclaimed inheritance. 

Website in the name of “MA Law (Solicitors) LLP”

3 July 2018 – The website “www․malawsolicitors․co․uk” is operating, which falsely claims to be for a law firm based in London.

Correspondence from “Westbourne Legal” misusing the address of Kingsley Napley LLP

2 July 2018 – Invoices and "acquisition closing letters" have been sent to members of the public, misusing the registered address of Kingsley Napley LLP.

Emails misusing the name "Richmond Chambers”

21 May 2018 – Emails have been sent claiming to be from “Richmond Chambers” in respect of an inheritance, and also requesting payment to work as an aupair.

Emails from “Paul Corney”, misusing the name and address of Kingsley Napley LLP

2 July 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from Kingsley Napley LLP, in relation to a supposed “House Sale Closing”.

Document misusing the name "CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (Law firm)”

26 June 2018 – A document has been sent claiming to be from "CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (Law Firm)” regarding a supposed financial claim.

Email misusing the name “DC Solicitors”

26 June 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from “DC Solicitors”, in relation to a Memorandum of Sale.

Emails misusing the name "BLC Solicitors"

26 June 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from “BLC Solicitors”, in relation to a Memorandum of Sale or Contract.

Emails and documents misusing the name of Joanne Heather Gray

26 June 2018 – Emails and documents have been sent regarding an investment matter, misusing the name of Joanne Heather Gray.

Letter misusing the name of the SRA Claims Management department

22 June 2018 – The SRA has been informed that a letter claiming to be from the SRA Claims Management department has been provided to an estate agent as proof of funds.

Email misusing the name of Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP

22 June 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP containing a link to a shared file.

Email from "Attorney General of the Federation, Gherson U.K Immigration Solicitors"

21 June 2018 – A member of the public has received an email from "Attorney General of the Federation, Gherson U.K Immigration Solicitors" regarding a supposedly contract of employment.

Email from “TLB Solicitors LLP & Associates” and website "www․tlbsolicitorsllp․com”.

19 June 2018 – A member of the public has received an email from "George William Brown of TLB Solicitors" regarding a work permit to work in the United Kingdom. 

Correspondence misusing the name and business address of Henry Adams

15 June 2018 – Correspondence have been sent, falsely claiming to be from Henry Adams, containing an attachment.

Email misusing the name of Hine Downing Solicitors

15 June 2018 – An email has been sent which falsely claims to be from "Hine Downing".

Correspondence from "Harcourt LLP"

15 June 2018 – Email correspondence from "Harcourt LLP" has been sent in relation to a supposedly unclaimed inheritance.

Correspondence from “Dowd & Co” of London WC2A 1AL, misusing a genuine SRA ID number

14 June 2018 – A letter has been sent from “Dowd & Co”, claiming to be a law firm from London, misusing the SRA ID (561149) of a genuine firm of solicitors.

Website "www․alpinelawsolicitor․com"

14 June 2018 – The website "www․alpinelawsolicitor․com" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a law firm based in Kent.

Letters misusing the name “Raymond Saul Solicitors“- and the website “www.rsaulsolicitors.com”

13 June 2018 – A faxed letter has been sent, claiming to relate to an inheritance matter and falsely claiming to be from Raymond Saul of Raymond Saul Solicitors.

Emails misusing the name and address of Burges Salmon LLP

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

Power of Attorney misusing the name of "Kingsley Napley"

12 June 2018 – A “Power of Attorney” has been sent, which falsely claims to be “stamped” by “Kingsley Napley”

Emails misusing the name of Heppenstalls Solicitors

11 June 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from Heppenstalls Solicitors and requesting a completion statement.

“Jenkins Law Solicitors” and the website "www․jenkinslawllp․com”

7 June 2018 – The website “www.jenkinslawllp.com" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a law firm called “Jenkins Law Solicitors”.

Correspondence and website misusing the name and business address of Michael John Munro

7 June 2018 – Letters claiming to relate to an inheritance matter, falsely claiming to be from Michael John Munro, and a website at “www․mjmadvocate․co․uk”.

Email from “Ward & Rider Chambers of Solidarity”

4 June 2018 – Email correspondence from “Ward & Rider Chambers of Solidarity” has been sent, in relation to a supposedly unclaimed inheritance.

Emails misusing the name "William Ryan LLP"

15 March 2018 –  Emails have been sent, claiming to relate to an inheritance matter and falsely claiming to be from "William Ryan LLP".

Emails misusing the name of Philip Bilney

31 May 2018 – Several emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from Philip Bilney of Cripps LLP. The emails relate to a supposedly unclaimed inheritance.

Email misusing the name of Andrew Blain

30 May 2018 – An email has been sent in relation to an acquisition, misusing the name of Andrew Blain

Correspondence from “Edmund & Co”

29 May 2018 – Faxed correspondence from “Edmund & Co” has been sent, in relation to a supposedly unclaimed inheritance.

Website "www.crystal-law-solicitors.com", claiming to be for a law firm called "Crystal Law"

25 May 2018 – The website "www.crystal-law-solicitors.com" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a regulated firm of solicitors based in London.

Letter misusing the name Gherson Solicitors

23 May 2018 – A letter has been sent falsely claiming to be from “Roger Gherson” of Gherson Solicitors.

Website www․peterricepartners․com

22 May 2018 – The website "www.peterricepartners.com" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a law firm called Peter Rice Partners based in London.

Emails misusing the name of Alfred Newton Solicitors

21 May 2018 – Emails have been sent, claiming to relate to an inheritance matter, and falsely claiming to be from a partner at Alfred Newtown Solicitors.

Emails misusing the name of Bowers Solicitors

17 May 2018 – Emails have been sent from “Raymond Bowers”, falsely claiming to be from Bowers Solicitors and referring to attached documentation.

Correspondence misusing the name and business address of Michael S. Goetz

16 May 2018 – Emails have been sent, regarding recovering money lost in an investment, that falsely claim to be from “Michael S. Goetz”.

Website and Correspondence misusing the name of "Lucas Law Limited"

15 May 2018 – Emails have been sent, and the website: "www․lucassolicitors․co․uk" is operating, which falsely claim to be for a law firm based in London, the US and the Philippines.

Website "www.lawfirmltd.de"

14 May 2018 – The website "www․lawfirmltd․de" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a law firm specialising in Intellectual Property law.

Emails misusing the name Molesworths Bright Clegg

11 May 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from Molesworths Bright Clegg, containing an attachment.

Correspondence misusing the name of Gross & Curjel Solicitors

10 May 2018 – A faxed letter has been sent, claiming to relate to an inheritance matter, and falsely claiming to be from a partner at Gross & Curjel Solicitors.

Emails misusing the name of Ali Imran

9 May 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from Ali Imran containing a link to a file.

Correspondence from “Harcourt Management LLP”

9 May 2018 – Faxed correspondence from “Harcourt Management LLP” has been sent, in relation to a supposedly unclaimed inheritance.

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".

Emails misusing the details of Pitmans LLP

4 May 2018 – Emails have been sent in relation to an unclaimed inheritance, misusing the name of Pitmans LLP and Timothy Clark.

Website in the name of "Tegamus Law Limited"

4 May 2018 – The website "www.tegamuslawfirm.com" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a law firm based in West Sussex.

Email and “Stamps” misusing the name Johns Gilbert & Frankton LLP

3 May 2018 – An email has been sent, and stamps/facsimile stamps used, misusing the names Johns Gilbert & Frankton LLP and Alan Graham Markham.

"Fairfield Chambers" and website at "www․fairfieldcmbllp․com"

2 May 2018 – The website "www․fairfieldcmbllp․com" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a law firm called "Fairfield Chambers" based in London.

Emails misusing the name of David Parkes

1 May 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from David Parkes of Simmons & Simmons LLP. The emails relate to an unclaimed inheritance.

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