Scam alert search

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 Heritage Solicitors

24 April 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from Saida Parveen of Heritage Solicitors, in relation to a Memorandum of Sale.

Emails misusing the name of Robert Sigurdsson

17 April 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from Robert Sigurdsson containing a link to a shared file.

Emails misusing the names of Tim Ingham and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

16 April 2018 – Emails have been sent, claiming to be from "Barrister Tim Ingham" at "Norton Rose Fulbright Law Firm" in respect of an inheritance or other payment.

Emails misusing the name of Simon Piper and DMH Stallard LLP

13 April 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from Simon Piper at DMH Stallard LLP in relation to an abandoned financial investment.

Email misusing the names of Nicholas Freeman and Freeman & Co Solicitors

6 April 2018 – An email has been sent falsely claiming to be from Nicholas Freeman of Freeman & Co Solicitors.

Emails misusing the name of Campions Solicitors and Estate Agents

4 April 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from Campions Solicitors and Estate Agents.

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.

Correspondence and website in the name “Peter Lynch Solicitors”

29 March 2018 – Correspondence has been sent, and a website is operating, falsely claiming to be for a firm of solicitors called “Peter Lynch Solicitors”.

Websites for "AAF Solicitors" / "AA Fearnley Solicitors"

29 March 2018 – The websites www․aafsolicitors․com and www․aaf-solicitors․com are operating, which falsely claim to be for a firm of solicitors.

Emails misusing the name "Taylor Walton Solicitors"

29 March 2018 –  The SRA has been informed that members of the public have received emails misusing the name "Taylor Walton Solicitors".

Emails misusing the names of Vinaya Jigajinni and Sintons LLP

28 March 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from Vinaya Jigajinni of Sintons LLP.

Correspondence and website misusing the details of Royds Withy King

28 March 2018 – Faxed letters have been sent, and a website is operating, misusing the details of Royds Withy King.

Website "www.davidmgllp.com"

28 March 2018 – The website “www.davidmgllp.com” is operating, which falsely misuses the address of a genuine firm of solicitors.

Emails misusing the names of Francesca Cappa and MFB Solicitors

27 March 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from Francesca Cappa of MFB Solicitors, in relation to unpaid payments.

Email misusing the name of Osborne Clarke LLP

26 March 2018 – An email has been sent, falsely claiming to be from Osborne Clarke LLP, in relation to an unclaimed inheritance.

Emails claiming to be from "Mill-Reeve"

23 March 2018 – Members of the public have been contacted via emails and social media by individuals purporting to be employees of “Mill-Reeve” and Mills & Reeve LLP.

Correspondence in the name of “Caputo & Partners LLP”

23 March 2018 – A letter has been sent referring to an unclaimed life insurance policy, claiming to be from a London based law firm called “Caputo & Partners LLP”.

Website "www․djwachtelsolicitors․uk" and correspondence of "D.J Wachtel (Solicitors) LLP"

22 March 2018 – The website "www․djwachtelsolicitors․uk" is operating, which falsely misuses the name and address of a genuine firm of solicitors.

Emails misusing the name "Poorvi Chothani"

22 March 2018 – Emails have been sent falsely claiming to be from "Poorvi Chothani" of LawQuest.

Telephone call misusing the details of “Your Law”

20 March 2018 –  A member of the public has received a telephone call falsely claiming to be calling on behalf of Your Law.

Correspondence misusing the details of Browne Jacobson LLP

20 March 2018 – Faxed letters have been sent referring to an unclaimed inheritance, misusing the name Browne Jacobson LLP.

Website for "Birchman & Partners LLP"

19 March 2018 – The website “www.birchmanpllp.com” is operating, which falsely claims to be for a regulated firm.

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”.

Emails misusing the name of JMW Solicitors LLP

16 March 2018 – Emails have been sent which falsely claim to be from JMW Solicitors LLP in relation to conveyancing matters.

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".

Email and website misusing the name "Solomons Solicitors"

15 March 2018 – An email and website regarding “Accident Claims Guys” falsely claims to be linked to “Solomons Solicitors LLP”.

Website for "Smith & George Solicitors"

15 March 2018 – The website “www.sgesolicitors.com” is operating, which falsely claims to be for a regulated firm.

Email misusing the name "Elliots Bond & Banbury"

8 March 2018 –  An email has been sent, claiming to relate to a property conveyance, falsely claiming to be from "Jane Russel" of "Elliots Bond & Banbury".

Email misusing the name "Atlantic Solicitors"

6 March 2018 – An email has been sent, claiming to relate to a property conveyance, falsely claiming to be from "Kamal Giwa" of "Atlantic Solicitors".

Emails misusing the name of GHW Solicitors LLP

6 March 2018 – Emails have been sent which falsely claim to be from GHW Solicitors LLP in relation to a memorandum of sale.

Website “www․hilldickinsonlaw․com” misusing the name "Hill Dickinson LLP"

5 March 2018 – The website "www․hilldickinsonlaw․com" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a regulated legal firm.

Email misusing the name “Harden & Co Solicitors LLP” and Roseblade & Co Solicitors

1 March 2018 –  An email has been sent falsely claiming to be from “Harden & Co Solicitors LLP” and Roseblade & Co Solicitors in relation to a memorandum of sale.

Emails misusing the name of Hine Downing Solicitors

31 January 2018 – Emails have been sent which falsely claim to be from Hine Downing Solicitors.

Emails misusing the name of Bray & Bray

22 August 2017 – Members of the public have received emails falsely claiming to be from David Berridge of "Bray & Bray Solicitors", regarding an "abandoned investment".

Letter misusing the name “Howell Jones Solicitors”

28 February 2018 – A letter has been sent falsely claiming to be from Howell Jones Solicitors, regarding an alleged refund involving binary options.

Misuse of the details of Alpine Law Limited

23 February 2018 – Letters have been sent regarding an unclaimed inheritance, which falsely claim to be from "Stuart Bennett" of "Alpine Law Solicitors Limited".

“Tony Roland & Partners”

23 February 2018 –  Letters have been sent to members of the public, which claim to be from "Tony Roland" of "Tony Roland & Partners".

Emails falsely claiming to be from Harden & Co Solicitors

23 February 2018 – Emails have been sent to law firms and members of the public claiming to be from "Harden & Co” in relation to a property sale.

Correspondence misusing the details of John Verrall & Co

22 February 2018 – The SRA has been informed that a faxed letter has been sent concerning an unclaimed inheritance which has misused the details of a closed law firm.

Website in the name of Harbottle Lewis

22 February 2018 – The website "www.harbottlewis.com" is operating, which falsely claims to be for a law firm based in London.

Emails purporting to be from “Malcolm Harper of Fast Service Solicitors"

21 February 2018 –  An email has been sent purporting to be from "Malcolm Harper of Fast Service Solicitors", in relation to an employment law dispute.

Letter misusing the name “Sookias & Sookias Solicitors”

21 February 2018 – A letter has been sent falsely claiming to be from Sookias & Sookias Solicitors, in relation to an outstanding invoice.

Telephone calls misusing the details of Bott & Co

21 February 2018 –  Members of the public have received telephone calls falsely claiming to be calling on behalf of Bott & Co.

Warning: “Acosta Solicitors LLP”.

21 February 2018 – Letters have been sent to members of the public, which falsely claim to be from "Thiago F. Acosta" of "Acosta Solicitors LLP".

Cloned emails in the name of Julie Davies of Evans and Greaves Solicitors.

20 February 2018 – The SRA has been informed that cloned emails which misuse the details of the Evans and Greaves Solicitors have been sent to over 2000 members of the public.

Letter from "Birchman & Partners LLP"

8 February 2018 – The SRA has been informed that a letter has been sent in the name "Birchman & Partners LLP", in relation to an unclaimed inheritance.

Social Media Profiles misusing the name "Hickman and Rose Solicitors"

7 February 2018 – Social media profiles misusing the name “Hickman and Rose Solicitors”.

Website in the name of Andrew Denning (“www.andrewdening.com”)

5 February 2018 – A website “www.andrewdening.com” is operating for “Andrew Denning”, and claims to be for a law firm based in London.

Email falsely claiming to be from “Reynolds & Co Solicitors LLP"

5 February 2018 – An email has been sent relating to a property transaction which falsely claims to be from "Rita Odenells" of "Reynolds & Co Solicitors LLP". 

Emails misusing the details of Clyde & Co LLP

1 February 2018 – Emails misusing the details of Clyde & Co LLP have been sent to members of the public regarding an unclaimed inheritance.

Emails misusing the name of David Battiscombe

1 February 2018 – Emails have been sent, falsely claiming to be from David Battiscombe, in relation to an unclaimed inheritance.

Letters misusing the name "Morgan Elis Solicitors"

1 February 2018 – Letters have been sent, claiming to relate to an inheritance matter and falsely claiming to be from "Morgan Elis Solicitors".  

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